Zero carbon call to action; awards and competitions; free webinar tomorrow on new plans for Green Star.

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CEO Update: The journey to zero carbon just sped up – UN calls for faster action

I’ve received a number of messages recently from members pointing excitedly to the 2017 UNEP report "Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector".

It is an international call for action. So why is it important? Read more

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

Webinar: What is the future of Green Star?

In preparation for the Green Star scoping paper soon to be released, we are hosting a webinar on the topic. There is still time to register for tomorrow's webinar for a sneak peek at what we will be asking members, relating to important improvements we propose to make to the Green Star suite of rating tools over the coming 18 months. Register for webinar

Inside Auckland House

NZGBC teamed up with students from Otago Polytechnic last week to see how Auckland Council achieved its Green Star 6 star interior office rating. Energy savings, IEQ, re-use of materials, EV charged car fleet and bikes and more. Huge thanks to the facilities team who guided us and showed why renovation is always a better use of resources than demolition. Joanne Duggan presented Peter Young with the well-earned Green Star certificate.

Thank you for your valuable feedback!

To everyone who took part in our membership survey. We had the highest response rate ever. Expect feed back next month on the responses and announcement of winners of the Bang & Oulfsen speaker and Ecostore gift packs.

Newly registered project

New Green Star industrial project for Auckland. Read more

Join the team

Want to make New Zealand's homes better? Then come and work with us. See details

Welcome new members

Creative Arch | HVAC Design + Build Ltd | Knauf Insulation | BDG Buildings | QP Properties Ltd

Congratulations to our new qualified professionals

Homestar Assessors: Ventsi Zlatanov | Wendy King | John Lucas

Green Star Accredited Professionals: Joey Moh | Federica Vaino | Carinnya Feaunati | Simon Fleming | Banu Sivanantharajah | Kris Noiseux | Zaed Aznam | Daniel Crooks | Hailey Williams | Francis John | Clement Wong | Nick Kerrigan | Patrick Stone | Elizabeth Hooker | Lowri Lloyd

Research and reports

World Green Building Council Annual Report 2016-2017

Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector Global Status Report 2017, UN Environment

Industry events

Green Speak Waikato, Hamilton 22 March

Safe & Resilient Buildings Conference, Wellington 30 Apr - 1 May

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