Meeting the ministers; Housing Summit 2018 on June 20; feeding back on the member survey.

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew: A low carbon strategy for the built environment - working with the Government

Our work is made up of three broad strands. We run well-liked and well attended events and education programmes; we manage trusted building authentication schemes, like Homestar and Green Star; and we also, increasingly, advocate. We care and we’re independent, ensuring that we’re unafraid to speak truthfully and frankly to those who hold powerful positions.

In this year’s members survey, and in last year’s too, you asked us to advocate for better buildings. And we’ve listened and taken action. Over the last few months we’ve been in contact with Government Ministers and their advisors, putting forward the case for healthier, more efficient buildings. Sometimes we’ve done this through media interviews and news coverage, and at other times we’ve advocated in less public ways, directly to key influencers.

Thanks to your direction, our efforts are now starting to gain real traction. The team and I have had numerous meetings with Ministers at Parliament’s Executive Wing and laid out a plan for New Zealand’s buildings and homes, putting New Zealanders at its heart, to five Government Ministers, and a host of their advisors. Read more


Time for action

The time for talk is over, and now’s the time for action. No longer should our fellow New Zealanders have to live in damp, cold, unhealthy homes. Join us in Auckland on 20 June 2018. It's time for change. More details and register your interest

Welcome Aroha

New Events Manager, Aroha Te Kanawa is tasked with delivering the 2018 Housing Summit. With proven ability to run conferences of over 5,000 delegates she can probably do it on her head. Meet Aroha

Member renewals coming up

If you are the key person for NZGBC membership at your organisation, watch for important email advice next week to check your membership details before renewal invoices are issued at the end of the month. If you'd like to know more about renewing contact Susan.

Advancing Net Zero - what does it mean for New Zealand?

Our webinars are getting increasingly popular, and we're fully booked for our webinar this month. However you can catch the 'on demand' version, free for you as a member, on our website after the live stream. Keep an eye out on our past webinars.

Homestar build on Kapiti Coast

The NZGBC's Sam Archer visited new development Ngārara's new showhome on this site for 800 homes. More

In-house training

Did you know that if you are a member organisation, we can come to your workplace to deliver training to your staff? This can be one of our established courses, or bespoke training that meets the needs of your team. Ask Lena for details

Newly registered projects

Large retail Placemakers to be Green Star in Wellington. Read more

Sustainable products new to NZ

Polyflor launches new R11 slip resistance safety flooring designed for commercial and residential settings

Around the globe

China joins forces with WorldGBC to reduce carbon emissions

With up to 2 billion square metres constructed annually, China is embracing green building at an accelerated pace, and is one of the largest markets in the world for certified green building. Read more


You said it

Thanks to the hundreds of you who took part in our member survey. Your replies are important in guiding our work. Here's a summary of what you told us. Read more

Be part of 2018 World Green Building Trends report

The World GBC and the NZGBC are supporting the 4th World Green Building Trends study. Analyses such are this are essential to see how we measure up on the world scale. Here's how you can contribute. Read more

Finding your golden mean

Is your life sustainable? Speaking at the Women in Environment, Conservation and Sustainability Leadership Summit, the NZGBC's Andrea Davison makes the case for a framework to check your balance. Read more

No barrier for old buildings

This was the take home message from our annual NABERSNZ event series co-hosted with CoreNet, in Auckland and Wellington. Read more

New starter for Waikato Forum

Welcome Dave Moule from Boffa Miskell, who has joined the organising team at NZGBCWaikato Forum. The forum is creating great momentum in the region thanks to their dedication. See photos and slides from last month's Green Speak Waikato.

Free awards entry to NZGBC members

For their 25th edition the newly re-named New Zealand Building Industry Awards is free to any nominee in the Innovation Award Category who is a member of the NZGBC. Entries Close on 11th May. Read more

Welcome new members

And welcome back to some.

Plumbers,Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board | WellingtonCity Council | CubiconInteriors | Homeco Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

GSAP v3: Andrew Bell | Hendrik Prins | Fiona Short | Matt Oakley | John Mauvan | Chunya Cai | Julie Jenner | Rod Yeoman

Green Star Practitioner: Sandra Taylor | Laura Coffey | Chad Glover | Hagop Iskenderian | Magdalena Garvarczyk | Hamish Nixon | Scott Taylor | Justin McIIwee | Rob Bos | Tim Clark | Rochelle Tossell

GSAP Performance: Celia Wells | Duncan Munro | Emilyn Ese | Graham Gilleberg | Greg Inman | Hendrik Prins | Lisa Malde | Louisa Viall | Simon Gaines | Toto Vu-Duc | Matt Oakley

External events

EMANZ Conference and Exhibition - Energising a low emissionseconomy, Auckland 9-10 May

Modular Design Roadshow - by PrefabNZ in association with BRANZ, various locations 8-10 May