Councils eyeing a resilient low carbon future, champions for NZGBC, Green Star resources updated, first Homestar V4 apartments.

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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

Here are the most recent published NABERSNZ ratings

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.

Global news

Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress Canada

As NZGBC member you are eligible to preferential rates at this year's World GBC Congress in Toronto 5-7 June. Read more about the event and how to register.

Hurry to have your say

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.

View a calendar of opportunities here and find out more by getting in touch with us.

Green Star Performance tool resources online

You can now access the Green Star Performance calculator, calculator guide, templates, scorecard, area definition form and registration form, here

Submission guidelines for members and GSAPs are here

Green Star v3.2 manual

The Green Star technical manual has been usefully updated with all the technical clarifications and corrections issued since the release of v3.1 here

Welcome to our new members

B D Construction | Saracen Architecture | Black Interiors | Superbuild | Nexus Point | APL

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Assessors: Sarah Daniell | Artur Szewczyk | Jo Reilly

Homestar Practitioners: Cate Creemers | Daya Dutton | Nigel Gilkison | Vincent Selby | Wendy Davies

GSAP – v3: Bruce Green | Chagas Fernandes | David Robinson | Rita Mouchi | Vaughan Wight

GSAP – Communities: Miranda James | Cam Perkins | Maria Walker | Morgan Reeve

World GBC publications

Infographics to support the value of Green Schools

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.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors

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