Too often, the apocalyptic stories told about climate change are akin to Godzilla, or Frankenstein: a monster created by humans which then runs amok, causing destruction. That’s not the right story. Instead, we need to talk about solutions, with hope and optimism. Read more.
AGM last event of 2018
Celebrate this year's achievements, meet fellow members and learn about our goals for the coming year at our AGM and end of year drinks. See the AGM notifications, and book here.
Have your say on the next Green Star construction and interiors tool
The opportunity to see and feel comfortable, healthy, energy efficient homes is rare. Superhome tours in Christchurch and now in Auckland, allow people to access homes normally not available to the public. Read more.
World Green Building Week meets the Pacific
Tonga joined World Green Building Week for the first time this year with two government offices choosing to demonstrate leadership in saving energy and reducing waste. Read more
Newly registered project
St Mary's Catholic Church going for Green Star Built. Read more.
Carbon emissions solution or public menace? This will be a topic close to city dwellers' hearts now that share scooters have hit our shores. Despite attempts to outlaw them overseas, Lloyd Alter learns that "they are fun" Read more.
Big number for Aurora House
Wanting to verify the performance and ongoing efficiency improvements of this recently upgraded Wellington property, Kiwi Property chose to rate the building's energy performance. The result: an impressive NABERSNZ tally. Read more. Full list of current NABERSNZ ratings.
Show your green building project at Green Property Summit 2019
The next Green Property Summit, co-hosted with Property Council NZ, will take place on Thursday 11 April 2019. The summit will showcase green building excellence. If you have a building project that fits the criteria, send through a project outline by 30 November. Read more.
Cold homes are no accident
Thoughtful design includes good ventilation and excludes draughts. Eco Design Advisor Julie Villard has recently completed her own home certified to 9 Homestar. Read more.
Asona wins grant to recycle ceiling panels
The Waste Minimisation Fund grant will assist them to develop their ceiling panel recycle and renew programme. Read more.
Newly certified Green Star
Newmarket boasts another Green Star building. Congratulations to all those involved in the project! Read more.
One for the kids
Did you know that NZGBC's Andrew Eagles is taking part in Rope for Hope? He will be abseiling from the top of our 17 story building on 16 November in aid of Make-A-Wish New Zealand, to help grant life-changing wishes for hundreds of New Zealand children battling critical illnesses. You can add your support here.