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
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.
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.