Diversity high on the agenda; Three top asks; Members make green building finals 

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Diversity is good for New Zealand

Supporting diversity is good for New Zealand, and good for our environment. It’s also good for our industry. Read more


New Zealand finalists named in WorldGBC awards

Two entries from New Zealand have been named by the World Green Building Council amongst the finalists in the 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards: Mansons TCLM and Wellington's Aorangi House. Read more.

World Green Building Week - it's about better homes

The World Green Building Council is gearing up on homes and this is the theme for World Green Building Week 2018. We're just finalising the New Zealand programme. Keep an eye out for movies, Superhome tour, Green Campus Day, Green Rooms, competitions, panel discussions and more. Talk to Joanne about celebrating at your place. 

Newly certified at East Wynyard

Congratulations to Willis and Bond for achieving high Homestar certifications for their first round of apartments in the East Wynyard apartment building. Read more.

Newly registered projects

Retirement homes in the regions and built rating at Christchurch's KEB. See more.

Green Star Performance for Breakfast

Sam Archer and Andrea Davison from NZGBC joined Mark Sinclair, Britomart Group, at the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand's recent breakfast series to talk about Green Star Performance. Read more.

Are your young graduates Future Thinkers?

NZGBC Future Thinkers is a growing community of emerging professionals with an interest in better, healthier, more sustainable buildings for all New Zealanders. Open to tertiary students and recent graduates, it offers a space to connect and exchange ideas. Encourage your young graduates to join us.

Superstar interns

This winter we hosted four great interns from USA universities. They were plunged into a wide variety of projects. We are now interviewing for New Zealand interns and volunteers to work with us over the summer break. Jenny, Michael, Rachel and Gage summarised their time with us. Read more .


What we want: three key actions

At the end of the Housing Summit, chief executive Andrew Eagles called on delegates to identify three key actions they wanted from the government to improve New Zealand homes. Read more.

Diversity in Green Star

Embracing the value of all is a philosophy of Green Star too. Andrea Davison adds her thoughts on the topic. Read more.

Homestar for retirement

What happens when we retire? Can we still live at 80 where we lived at 70? Read more.

Member renewal draw winners

Thank you to all our members that have renewed membership. Your membership contributions enable us to continue to provide skills and knowledge to our industry for a better built environment. The winners of the prompt payment draw are: Macrennie Construction, Lautrec Technology, Bunnings, Davis Ogilvie and Norman Disney Young. 

Memberships are due

If you can no longer access member benefits from 1 August, or you miss out on next month's copy of Building Momentum, your membership has probably lapsed. Check with your organisation, or contact Susan to reinstate membership.

NAWIC announces finalists

The National Association of Women in Construction has announced its annual awards finalists. Congratulations to employees of Jasmax, Fletcher Construction, WSP Opus, Leighs Construction and Fletcher Construction for making the cut. Tickets available.

Welcome new members

Fenton BuildingKennerley Consulting LtdVaportecViranda Partners Ltd Mackit ArchitectureReveal Building Consultants LtdContact EnergyLindholm Design LtdInfrared Panels NZMitre 10Grafton Downs Ltd (Paerata Rise)Plumbing World

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

GSAP: Alice CouchmanAndrei KozlovAnthony BoricCaleb GalvinGerard DrumJacques TerblancheJulia ThompsonKemmey BriceKurt SticklerNeil DeasonRik RanfordGage Mruz

Homestar Assessor: Gillian BoucherGlen CoshanHenry McTavishKristen WebsterLouisa ViallMichelle AbleyMichael AdamsTom JingToby TilsleySandra Davies

External events

Go Green Expo - Wigram Air Force Museum, Christchurch 11-12 August Register for FREE with promo code NZGBC.