Next gen Green Star - consultation is open; ratings and home values; reporting from Melbourne Green Cities

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CEO update: Energy efficient homes – do they sell for more?

Energy efficient homes are a hot topic and I'm often being asked about their financial return. With this in mind we've pulled together research from around the world to understand the impact of third party verification and look at why this is good for property owners, consumers, real estate industry and the building industry. Read more

Green Star Design & As Built - your views please!

Green Star tools are reviewed every couple of years. This is an important process to keep the standards relevant to today's market. You are invited to read the scoping paper and add your knowledge to the next version of Green Star - Design & As Built. Read and submit

'Energising communities' at Green Cities

As ever Green Cities was thought provoking and inspiring, a chance to swap news with old friends and make new ones. Joanne Duggan of NZGBC shares her stand out moments from the two day Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council event. Read more

Product news

Checking the yarn at Aquafil

NZGBC members, Heritage Carpets, recently returned from a fact checking mission in Slovenia to see just how committed their suppliers are to recycled content in carpets. Read more

Global Green Tag for Kingspan product

Congratulations to Kingspan Insulation who have recently gained Global GreenTag certification for their range of flexible insulation, adding to its usefulness for Green Star projects. Read more

Sustainable products new to NZ

SP Blinds recently released a new Ecoview fabric range, made in Germany using Eco-friendly Trevira CS yarn with ultra-low levels of VOC emissions. These PVC-Free fabrics with excellent glare and heat control, can contribute towards Green Star points.

Apricus NZ have released a new guide for specifying individual, residential solar thermal systems, with easy to use component selectors for more points under HomeStar EHC-5 Hot Water.

Greenest apartments in New Zealand

Ockham Residential's innovative Daisy apartments are the first ever to achieve 10 Homestar certification, and they are offering New Zealanders a new way to live. Read more

Latest in NABERSNZ

We're seeing increased momentum in the public sector, and continued expansion in the private sector. EECA and Wellington City Council have recently certified. Christchurch CBD development is also taking the lead with Statistics NZ. For the latest list of certifications read here

On target at Sylvia Park

Currently under construction, this Kiwi Property Group office building has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star Design rating. More details

Newly registered projects

New office in Christchurch and a boutique hotel in Auckland. Read more

Reaching the regions

It was great to connect with members in New Plymouth at this month's morning meet up. This is a simple and useful way to get to know other NZGBC members in your area. If you'd like to host a morning meet up, contact Susan.

Welcome new members

ecoBuild Developments Ltd | Mesh Consulting | Cameron Construction

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioners: James Cotton | John Duncan | Linh Tran | Megan Thomson |Melda Walsh | Michelle Abley

GSAP - Communities: Kate Cumberpatch

Industry events

SNUG Competition - PrefabNZ design competition for 'a home in my backyard' expressions of interest by 29 March **Last day**

IE Expo China 2018 - Asia's trade fair for Environmental Technology Solutions: Water, Waste, Air and Soil, Shanghai, China May 3-5

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