WGBW2018 - it's a wrap
Hundreds of you took part in World Green Building Week events online and across the nation. Huge thanks to all those who held their own events or assisted with ours. If you'd like to watch one of the great presentations again, or catch one you missed, then you can see the speaker slides here.
Aorangi House bags top award
Congratulations to Beca, whose Aorangi House in Wellington was called a ‘well-deserved winner’, and a ‘stellar example’ of a green building, taking out top spot at the World Green Building Council's Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards in September. Read more.
World leading house in East Auckland
The Durbin's Beachlands home has gained a world leading Homestar Built rating, adding an extra two stars to their original design. To find out about this exemplar home read more.
Pricing review for Homestar
New certification fees for Homestar projects were introduced in June. Under the new pricing, NZGBC members can claim a discount. Read more.
The sustainable future we want
It was a privilege to celebrate a decade with our Green Star Accredited Professionals last week. Here are their thoughts about the future of the built environment. Read more.
Auckland Climate Action Plan
There's still time to take part in Auckland Council's climate challenge and help with its action plan with #ClimateAKL. Voting on ideas opens next week. See suggestions around Healthy, Resilient Buildings, Places and Spaces. Read more.
Sustainable products new to NZ
CircuitBac Green backing with Interface Carpet Tile provides environmental surety. This bio-based backing absorbs more carbon than it emits during its production. Product has been awarded its own EPD. Sustainable credentials are extended with TacTiles glue-free installation.
Ecoglo NZBC Compliant Photoluminescent Exit Signage - Architectural Solutions: Cost-Effective, Failsafe, Sustainable
Palettone PUR - spectacularly colourful new homogeneous flooring collection from Polyflor
Research and reports
The case for sustainable healthcare, the New Zealand Green Building Council and the Green Building Council Australia
Cost of Homestar report for New Zealand Green Building Council, Rawlinsons
2018 GRESB Real Estate Results, Auckland, 10 October
FSC Friday - Join our friends at FSC to celebrate on 12 October
Construction Rocks, Auckland, 7-8 November