Green Property Summit early bird rates still on, new Board appointee, Green Star reaches a milestone.

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Time for the Green Property Summit

A surge in green financing schemes, the impending Zero Carbon legislation in New Zealand, and the science around climate change is telling us to act with ever more urgency. Science, big money, and politics are all demanding a better, more sustainable future. Next month's Green Property Summit 2019 couldn’t be happening at a more apt time for our industry. Read more.


Newly appointed to the Board

A big welcome to Jane Holland, partner at Bell Gully, who joins the NZGBC Board this year, bringing fresh ideas and essential knowledge of the property sector. Read more.

Meet Ibrahim Al-Zu'bi

In the global arena he is the man to watch. Steering one of United Arab Emirates' largest property companies to meet net zero carbon emission targets well ahead of the Paris Agreement timeline, Ibrahim will be in New Zealand for the Green Property Summit 2019 on 11 April. Read more.

Healthy home standards announcement

The recently announced healthy homes standards were big news. The NZGBC popped up across most of New Zealand’s biggest media outlets with our response, from Radio New Zealand, to Newstalk ZB, from The Herald to TVNZ. You can see our statement on the standards here.

Newly registered project

Using Green Star Design and As Built NZ Pilot. Read more.

Waikato Forum ever strong

Thanks to the energy of our member group in the Waikato, the Green Speak Waikato series is back in 2019. This month brings a taste of the Product and Materials Forum to Hamilton. Find out more and register here.

Great response

We've had a huge response to this year's member survey. Hundreds and hundreds of you have shared your thoughts, expertise and knowledge. Thank you! There's still time to add your opinion, and the survey closes at 12pm 7 March. Start survey.

Welcome new members

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Global news

Romily Madew moving to new challenge

The Green Building Council of Australia CEO is moving on to helm Infrastructure Australia in April. An unfailing supporter of the work of NZGBC, we look forward to seeing her work her magic in the new role. Read more.

Research and reports

Colmar Brunton Better Futures 2018 biennial report on New Zealanders’ attitudes to sustainability, environmental and social issues - interesting and extremely relevant to our mission. 


One million square metres...and counting

Break open the champagne, all those who have contributed to projects over the years. With a bigger choice of rating tools in the market, especially for existing buildings, this figure will rise, rapidly. Read more.

Newly certified project

Great result for Argosy Property and the team! Read more.

Product and Materials Forum 2019

This informative half day event is back. Get up to speed on the materials credits in Homestar and Green Star, eco-labelling, green specification and more on 21 March. Free for members. Spaces are limited so register now

Maximise the potential of your build site

Homestar Assessor Toby Tilsley talks through his current Homestar project. Read more.

Inaugural Future Thinker of the Year

Submissions have closed but you can still be part of these new exciting awards! Four finalists will present and the winner will be announced at the awards evening on 11 April, Auckland. Free entry for Future ThinkersRegister here.

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners Brett Burley | David Hayes | Harry Thomas | Indika Dhanasinghe | James Cameron | Matthew Bush | Peter Kitaeff | Raj Prasad | Riaan Fischer | Stephanie Gale 

Homestar Practitioners Aaron Lindsay | Amy Cumming | Chris Long | Craig Browne | Gerald Bell | Jenni Snowdon | Karin Lindholm Andreassen | Kevin Kang | Melissa Davidson | Regan Heal | Renata Kelly | Soane Wainiqolo | Will Gudgen 

External events

GRESB information session - hosted by NZGBC, Auckland, 13 March.

Fast Forward lecture series on ‘Doing Medium Density Well’, University of Auckland's School of Architecture and Planning. March - May 2019. If you are out of town you can catch up on YouTube.

Towards Zero Waste – Construction & Demolition Workshop, Sustainable Business Network, Auckland, Tuesday 16 April.

Interior Awards, key dates and entry fees. Entries close 1 May 2019.

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