We need your help
In 2019, New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Act will become law, a Climate Change Commission will be established, the coalition government will unveil their first wellbeing budget. The next few months are going to be mammoth, and we need you to help guide our work throughout this hugely important year. And you might win a $500 wellbeing spa package. Start survey.
Have you booked your space?
The Green Property Summit is our biennial event co-hosted alongside Property Council NZ. Bringing the best and brightest from around the world, plus a sense check of what is going on in Aotearoa, don't miss this meeting of who's who in the green building sector. 11 April. Register here. Early bird rates still apply.
Green Star conference centre for Wellington
Wellington City councillors have agreed to fund the new conference centre, and to ensure it's Green Star rated. The detailed design is to be completed by March 2019 for completion in 2022. Image: Studio Pacific Architecture. Read Stuff article.
Tune into Green Star case study... Mason Bros Building
This month's free PluggedIn webinar features the recently certified 6 Green Star Built Mason Brothers Building in Wynyard Quarter. Warner Brunton of Mott MacDonald NZ will present a summary of the sustainability features of this project. 27 February. Register here.
Jane Henley back in town
It was only a brief visit, but NZGBC caught up with our founding CEO. Now working for the World Bank following her successful years heading the WorldGBC, Jane shared some useful insights. Read more.
NABERSNZ certification boom
Dozens of certifications in recent months shows the growing influence and awareness of energy efficiency tool NABERSNZ. Read more.
Members leading sustainability: Many happy returns!
It’s 15 years since Resene introduced the PaintWise programme. Now millions of packs of paint have been saved from landfill. Time to salute this home grown initiative. Read more.
Sustainable product spot
The Glazing Selector tool by Viridian Glass will help contribute to a better built environment if used by the right decision-makers. Each solution features 6 star WEERS rating and low-E glass, with various options of comfort and protection from the outside elements.
The Showerexenergy drain heat recovery system recycles energy from warm waste water to heat incoming water, saving dollars on your power bill. To claim your $50 NZGBC member discount for Homestar or Green Star projects email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tallest timber tower opens in Brisbane and Aurecon moves in - Archdaily
Scotland on target for net zero by 2045 Sparsely populated and largely agricultural, Scotland has many similarities to NZ, except they have a plan - Treehugger
Research and reports
A guide to healthier homes and a healthier planet, WorldGBC, December 2018
GRESB Resilience Report - recommendations for Investors and Real Asset Companies, GRESB, December 2018
NZGBC Green Star Manager - are you passionate about green buildings and experienced in the Green Star tool? Apply here before Wednesday 20 February.
WorldGBC Board of Directors - nominations close 31 March.
WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network Regional Chair or Vice Chair, use your expert knowledge and experience to influence the region - nominations close 31 March.
EECA Board of Directors, MBIE is seeking experienced leaders and/ or directors looking for an opportunity to add to the future of energy efficiency and conservation in New Zealand.