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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

The tools to tackle climate change

Every single company, and every single government department, work in buildings. That means every institution in Aotearoa can act on what New Zealanders are calling for, and tackle climate change. Read more.


 

US energy efficiency expert at the Green Property Summit

A world authority on energy efficiency and its positive impact on the environment and economic growth, Steven Nadel is one of many excellent speakers at Green Property Summit on 11 April. Read more and register.


Winner of the member survey draw

Thanks again to all who completed this year's member survey, a 30% increase on last year. And congratulations to Jacqueline Carpenter from long-time members, Heritage Carpets, for winning the wellness package from SO Hotel luxury spa. Watch out for a summary of the survey results next month.


HomeFit proves useful tool for owner and landlord

“I had to spend some money on the house, and I wanted a second opinion.” Hamish Hopkinson talks about why he opted for a HomeFit assessment. Read more.


HomeFit assessor contact list

HomeFit has a nationwide network of independent assessors. Find an assessor here.


Two sustainable neighbourhoods

Sustainable neighbourhoods are growing worldwide. We look at two such developments in New Zealand and the USA. Read more.


Newly registered Green Star projects

Exciting new builds in Wellington and Waikato. Read more.


Monthly webinar: Green Prefab

Last month's popular webinar discussed sustainability and offsite construction opportunities.  Webinars are free of charge for NZGBC members and you can also watch a recording. Catch up on this and other videos here


 

Meet the future of green building

Who do you think will become the first Future Thinker of the Year? Each of our shortlisted applicants presented a lightning talk with their views on green building. Watch the clips and join the award celebrations here.


Transform raises the bar

Urgency, transparency and collaboration were major topics at the Green Building Council of Australia's 'Transform'. Joanne Duggan of NZGBC was at this important gathering of experts. Read more.


Member close-up: Team Green Architects and DCD Ltd

Aiming for both Homestar and Passive House certifications, two NZGBC members in Otago are collaborating on a new high-performance build at Threepwood, Queenstown. Read more.


Welcome new members

Tile Depot Co LtdCallander Control LtdOptimal HomesAllco Weatherproofing


Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

GSAPs Alastair DruettAli GhaffarianHoseiniDanny DoyleFraser BellGail WoodsideJael ClausenJarod ParkerJoshua LordLauren Wilson |Louise ReeveMichael DrinnanMichael HandleyRhett CalvertRyan L'AmieSamantha McGavockWafaey Swelim

Green Star Practitioners Alan VorsterCarol DebenhamDaniel RussellPaul GreenstreetPenny ShiffnerRobert SiveterSarah LeggettMark Bell


External events

BIMinNZ conference, a collaboration between BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC), Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), and New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), Te Papa, Wellington, Wednesday 8 May 2019 NZGBC members receive $100 discount!

FM Summit 2019, FMANZ, Te Papa, Wellington, 26-27 June 2019


In case you missed: Product and Materials Forum

You can view the presentation slides here.


Showcase your build at Superhome Tours

Superhome are accepting applications for homes to join this year's tours. A slightly changed format means smaller numbers of houses on view at different times of the year, additional bus tours, workshops and virtual tours. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate first hand the advantages of high performance homes. Find out more.