CEO update: Eight steps councils can take for a resilient low carbon future
As I write this, in between meetings with top Government officials in Wellington, this month looks set to be the hottest January in New Zealand on record. It may top that, and could even be the warmest month ever recorded in Aotearoa. This week, droughts were declared in Otago and Southland, joining those already in the lower North Island and the Mainland’s West Coast.
Our councils and local authorities have hugely important roles in the fight to tackle climate change pollution. And, in a major new initiative, they’re starting to fill those roles.What does this mean for us? Read more
Respected corporate champions add their weight to NZGBC
International architecture firm Warren and Mahoney and New Zealand’s top window and door supplier, Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL) are joining Bayleys Real Estate and paint pioneers Resene as the primary corporate backers of New Zealand Green Building Council. Read more
Stride hits a big 6 in NABERSNZ
This Wellington waterfront building owned by Stride Property is the first in New Zealand to achieve a 6 star energy efficiency NABERSNZ rating... the highest star rating in the NABERSNZ scale. Read more
First multi-unit residential certified under Homestar V4
Congratulations to Legacy Property for achieving a Homestar first with their Vinegar Lane project. More detail
EPD for Winstone Wallboard products
Congratulations to Winstone Wallboards / GIB® plasterboards on their recent Environmental Product Declaration. See details. This rigorous declaration contributes to extra points under Green Star innovation.
Sustainable products new to NZ
Ata Touch Energy Efficient Smart Homes World-first NZ-based energy efficient system, utilising distributed heat pump technology for (66% min) energy bill savings with immediate HomeStar/ GreenStar benefits.
Marmoleum Cocoa is a new sustainable, natural flooring range by Forbo’s Dutch factory. It reuses discarded cocoa husks from a nearby chocolate producer for an exciting natural look and surface texture. Supplied by INZIDE to the NZ market.
NZFoam Spray Foam Insulation not only provides a high R-Value it adds structural integrity to your building and creates an excellent air and moisture seal, uses 21% recycled material and soy plant base for the oil content.
Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress Canada
Open to all members, the 2018 member survey is an important way to communicate your priorities to us. And a chance to win with Bang & Olufsen and Ecostore. Survey closes 16 Feb. Add your voice
Put your brand where your values are in 2018
2018 is shaping up to be a year rippling with great green building opportunities. And this means there’s a range of sponsorship opportunities for those of you who are keen to line your brand up alongside our trusted, visionary and thought-provoking events.
World GBC Annual Report - sets out the year's achievements on a worldwide scale such as 1.24 billion m2 of green building space around the world have now been certified by member Green Building Councils.