Summit wrap; Green Star turns 150; Future Thinkers get together; great member stories.

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Poi, the Prime Minister, and a challenge worth fighting for

Last week’s Housing Summit was a conference crammed with high points. It wasn’t so much one summit, more an entire mountain range, scaled by those of us who want out homes to be better for all New Zealanders. Read more.


 

Housing Summit 2018 round up

This year’s Housing Summit featured over 30 speakers packed into a full day of discussion and debate. Here's a quick summary of the day. Read more.


We need New Zealand to be bold

Clean Tech Incubator CEO, Matt Petersen challenged the room to treat the building code as a floor not a ceiling. Read more.


Member renewals reminder

Check your company membership is renewed by logging into www.nzgbc.org.nz and selecting Dashboard (top), and Company (right menu).  Members that renew by 30 June go in the draw to win $500 of NZGBC vouchers. Follow up with your key person or contact Susan.


High 5 NABERSNZ for Mason Bros building

The energy efficiency rating of this office within Mason Brothers building in Auckland is market leading. Read more and see current ratings database.


Latest 10 Homestar home in Christchurch

Warren Clarke of Nook explains why he's a Homestar convert. Watch video.


Have you met Eion?

Stepping into the role of Development Manager for Residential Projects at NZGBC, Eion is your man to talk to if you are looking at a Homestar project. But who is Eion? Read more.


Think before you trash

Junk Run is one recycling company committed to a circular economy and is serious about finding uses for deconstructed materials. See Newshub. report and video..


Major European banks launch new green mortgage scheme

37 major European banks are piloting a new energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme. It marks a major signal from investors that green building is a key growth market for Europe. Read more.


 

Why Kiwibuild should use Homestar

New Zealanders could miss out on almost $700 million worth of household savings and social benefits if KiwiBuild constructs homes only to the minimum legal standards. Read more.


Joint call for climate action

We joined a coalition of over 200 businesses, community organisations and leaders who signed an open letter to climate minister James Shaw. The letter was delivered outside the Meridian Building in Wellington, New Zealand's first Green Star building. Read more.


Plaudits for Green Star Communities plan

Panuku Development Auckland has won international endorsement for its approach to large-scale development projects. Read more.


Let’s celebrate Matariki with our own cluster of stars

Green Star has moved from offices, to industrial units, to schools. And now the 150th Green Star rating sees the first church accredited. Read more.


Finding your passion with Future Thinkers

The night ended with a fun Q&A, photoshoot, and plenty of drinks and snacks as attendees had the opportunity to network with each other and share what makes them angry. Read more.


Welcome new members

ProDesigners ArchitectsRusty Gecko NookRob May BuildersAllan Taylor ArchitectsPrima Projects


Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners: Alvaro LiberonaAnton PatajacAsrulnizam AliasBruce RamsayDave MorrisEmilia RoweJohn-Gregory VizirgianakisJordan HetetLisa ChiversLouise ReeveQuinn HamillSharon YungWaleed Numan

GSAP Performance: Andrei KozlovJames CampbellKarl WakelinMichael AdamsJenny GrittonGage Mruz


Industry events

Expert Workshop & Site Visit - Technology Showcase: German Energy Efficient Technologies in NZ Buildings, 5 July, Auckland

Humanitarian Engineering 2018 | Engineers Without Borders/NZ annual conference, 7 July, Auckland - last day for registration 29 June