What is HomeFit? new Green Star buildings push the bar, winning SNUG designs annouced.

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

HomeFit launch a great success

HomeFit was launched this month, a straightforward tool to help Kiwis see if homes meet minimum standards of insulation, ventilation, heating, safety and energy efficiency. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders heard about the launch as HomeFit racked up headlines across national news on TV, radio, newspapers and online. Read more.


Welcome to HomeFit

Marama Davidson, Green Party co-leader, said NZGBC's brand new rating tool HomeFit, is "exactly the sort of scheme that will give confidence to buyers & renters that their homes are healthy & good for the environment." Read more and watch the video.

COP24 is underway

WorldGBC representatives are at this month's UN climate summit. Here is a summary of building related events during the week. Read more

Newly certified Homestar apartments  

If you're very quick you might be able to snap up the last of these Homestar certified apartments in Remuera. Read more.

Product and Materials Forum is back

Keep 21 March free for an update on product and materials within NZGBC rating tools. An essential event for building product suppliers, designers and specifiers and free for all members. Save the date.

Class of 2018 NZGBC interns

Summer is here and so are our Future Thinker interns. Who is investigating thermal envelope standards, who is developing the HomeFit app, and who is creating social media content? Read more.

Newly registered projects

Christchurch icon is submitting for Green Star and new Wynyard project. Read more.

Kiwi born nail gun technology ready to redefine building industry

In addition to other unique features, the AIRBOW┬« FRAMER's revolutionary departure from combustion system emissions, dumping of used fuel cells, or limited-life lithium batteries gives it a great sustainability profile. Read more.

Global news

Advancing net zero snapshots 

The World Green Building Council has published a set of snapshots detailing the key information on the six net zero carbon standards released so far by Green Building Councils participating in the global Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) project. NZGBC is working towards a net zero carbon standard for New ZealandRead more.

Research and reports

World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, Dodge Analytics

Find out more about this and accompanying region reports

WHO Housing and Health Guidelines, World Health Organisation.


Newly certified Green Star projects

ASB Waterfront Theatre joins an illustrious group of newly certified Green Star projects. But which project is the new 6 star Green Star? Read more.

Meet the Board for 2019

Thanks to all those who participated in this year's AGM. All resolutions were accepted. The room was abuzz with the announcement of three major building certifications and the launch of HomeFit. Our new Board is energised to steer the way forward. NZGBC Board for 2019 and Annual Review 2018.

Flipping the lid at SNUG

We were delighted to be a part of The SNUG ‘a home for my backyard’ design competition for secondary homes up to 65m2. Another PrefabNZ initiative turning the construction industry on its head... literally. The winners were announced this month. Read more.

NABERSNZ update 

Congratulations to Precinct leading the trend for annual re-rating, Britomart leading on number of new ratings, and Bayleys for achieving a new rating at their corporate head office. See list of all current ratings.

Webinars now available on-demand

In case you missed one of our webinars, our brand new video library is now here. Keep up to date on our tools, case studies and guest presentations. Watch them anywhere. As an introductory offer, they are free for members and some are linked to FE points. See here.

Christmas opening hours and Green Star submissions

The NZGBC team are looking forward to taking a break over Christmas. Our office will be closed from lunchtime on 21 December and reopen on Monday 7 January 2019. For a response on Green Star submissions before Christmas, please send in by 12 December.   Wishing you a fabulous holiday break and we look forward to sharing another milestone year in 2019.

Welcome new members

Pomona GroupOculus Architectural Engineering LtdAugusta Capital LtdHonorisXigo LtdMaple Fern HomesSnug Insulation Hawkes Bay Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners: Amy MyocevichJeremy KohKateia PauloMat BrownMeera Sima Nathan Herbert

Homestar Practioners: Ben MarshallClayton Stanley-GonsalvesShamil GujaratiGrant ClarkeJohn RussPaul MockReuben O'HalloranRyan CoxSean ParkTing LinTom Berliner

External Events

Superhome special event - tour of Nest Residential's Apartments, 7 December, Christchurch

PrefabNZ CoLab2019, 13-15 March 2019, Auckland early bird tickets till end December

IE Expo China 15-17 April 2019, Shanghai