New board kicks off 2018
Newly elected board members Daniel Henderson, Anna Palairet and Robyn Phipps, attended the first meeting of the year in February. Here is the full board line up for 2018.
Celebrate your leadership in green design and performance
WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards are now open for nominations. Let's showcase exemplar projects from New Zealand! Five categories including Business Leadership in Sustainability, Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance, Women in Green Building Leadership. Members only. Read more and contact Susan to nominate or apply
Reinventing Cities in Auckland
Two west Auckland carparks are open for innovative low-carbon development as part of C40’s Reinventing Cities. The Mayor of Auckland, through Panuku Development, nominated the Falls and Alderman carparks in Henderson. A design brief is available with the EOI closing early May. Read more
Valuing our Future Thinkers
We often receive enquiries from talented young people looking for experience in their chosen field. Thank you Rui Zhang and Nina Pu whose diligent work and attention to detail have been invaluable to the technical team over summer. If your company can offer NZGBC Future Thinkers a place to gain work experience please get in touch.
Sustainable products new to NZ
Ecoglo Photoluminescent Signs - Keeping it Green Recycled, recyclable, low energy, 30 year durability
New range of flooring adhesives from Ardex contribute to Green Star and Homestar credits
Around the globe
EU moves closer to green lending
The ‘EeMAP’ initiative aims to encourage banks to grant better mortgage rates for those investing in more energy efficient properties. This new study looks at if European consumers will take up energy efficiency mortgages if banks offer them. Read more
Wooden buildings push skyward
70 storeys or 12 storeys, with or without structural steel or concrete, tall timber buildings are finding favour in Norway, Japan and Canada.
Tree house hideaway
If words like off-grid, back woods and tree house get you going, Norwegian based architect Peter Manning and son Isaac have created the location for you. Aa Camp