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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Pollution solutions, not Godzilla

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 pilot versions of our new generation Green Star tools are now available here to members and GSAPs to review. To help improve these and future versions, you are invited to a one-on-one conversation about your experience using Green Star on Wednesday 5 December, at the NZGBC Auckland office or via Skype. See information about tool updates and book a meeting


Auckland Superhome tour draws a crowd

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.


Product spot

Super-soft Earthwool® glasswool insulation is made using up to 80% recycled glass and with ECOSE® Technology, a sustainable binder with no added formaldehyde. Earthwool® glasswool complies with Green Star and Homestar requirements.


Global news

Finance heavyweights favour Sustainable Finance Road Maps to help achieve development goals in Australia and New Zealand

Love or hate? The e-scooter

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


Welcome new members

Eco-Lightech Solution LtdBowers Brothers Concrete LtdDream Team NZ LtdOtautahi Community Housing TrustSmall Time Developments LimitedWillis Bond & Co LtdBoon LtdKlein


Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

GSAPs: Anel DiffordBrittany GrieveChris MillsJackie Glynn-NorrisJames ArrowsmithJordan HetetLindsay MackieManoj KumarMarko DowdeswellMatisse WhittfieldOrmar DaniloPauline SitterSarah StewardStephanie Field


External events

Auckland Build 2018, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland 8-9 November, NZGBC will be speaking and on show. See you there!