The budget and the zero-carbon bill | Net zero road show | You told us. Member survey feedback

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

A budget, a bill, and our buildings

Tomorrow the Government will deliver the first Wellbeing Budget at 2pm. It’s sure to garner airtime, screen space and column inches across media outlets in Aotearoa, and overseas too. The New Zealand Green Building Council has secured a spot in the Budget lock-up, amongst the political journalists and leading analysts. Read more.


You told us. Member survey results.

In just two years, the numbers of you responding to our annual member survey has doubled. We love to hear your feedback, so this is great. This year’s results gives us a better indication of your ideas and where you’d like us to concentrate our resources. Read summary.

Time to renew

It's that time of the year. All members renewing by 30 June go in the draw for a $500 voucher to put toward NZGBC activities before June 2020. Any renewal queries ask Susan.

Net zero carbon buildings on-line video

Today's webinar in advance of our public workshops provides the context of the net zero carbon building framework we’re developing with Enviro-Mark Solutions. The webinar is sold out but you can register and watch the video from June.

Getting to carbon zero with the UN Goals

We're getting more and more questions about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, so we went along to a panel discussion on the topic earlier this month. This is what we learnt. Read more.

Fresh face of Green Star

We welcomed Brad Crowley to the team this week as the manager of Green Star. Brad is no stranger to green building and compliance. Here is his bio.

Sustainable products new to NZ

ArGeTon and ArGeLite ceramic wall claddings and exterior cladding tiles are produced by Weineberger and available from Stellaria.

Nelson dialogue in June

Join Andrew Eagles and Ben Masters of Beca at an evening discussing better performing homes and buildings on 20 June. Register here

Struggling to keep up with all the news? 

Follow NZGBC on twitter and LinkedIn for a simple way to keep up with all the news related to green buildings and climate change. Our regular round up of all the top stories from here and around the world will keep you in the loop. Read more


Net zero road show

We need to head towards a net zero carbon built environment. And we're not going to do it unless we do it together, with you. We’re holding public workshops in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin to listen and understand what inspires you to push for a zero carbon future. Register here..

NABERSNZ gathers pace

Dozens of industry figures and key people in the green building sector bustled into venues at two of our major cities to discuss the growing movement for energy efficient buildings. Read more.

NABERSNZ good for local government 

Environment Canterbury Regional Council is using NABERSNZ as a logical part of its strategy to mitigate climate change and reduce running costs. Already a leader with its climate emergency declaration, the effort has paid off with a 4.5 star NABERSNZ rating. Read more.

New Homestar for Willis Bond & Co

Two mid-rise buildings comprising 54 apartments with individually designed layouts that maximise space, sun, light and views in Takapuna. Read more.

Newly registered projects

Three Green Star projects: industrial, office and airport buildings, all in Auckland. Read more.

Welcome to our new members

Cook Brothers Group LtdMastercardNZPremium Home Builders LtdOptimum AirChaney and Norman Architects LtdBrunel ConstructionJWL Investment TrustResponsive Maintenance 2000 Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners Dominic HassanPaul AnningSharyn Bramwell-RewetiAlly JeppesenChris ArmstrongDean Van DeventerGemma WilsonGrant ThorlundJarrhyd SmithScott BraceyThomas RutterNicola HarrisonJason Addison

NABERSNZ Practitioners (Argosy Property Management) Amy MyocevichAnne StaubGraham Russell Ian KilpatrickJeremy KohJoanna SharpeMarilyn StoreyMeera SimaMickey SutinovskiRob SmithShamus O' Halloran

External events

'Chip of the New Block(Chain)' What does blockchain mean for the construction sector? 1pm 10 July, University of Auckland.

Auckland Conversations: Making Auckland an Age-friendly City 5pm 13 June Crowne Plaza, Auckland.

Personal questions - how's your footprint?

Real change starts at home. Here are two great tool kits to help you measure and reduce your family's carbon footprint. Future Fit NZ is a carbon app that sets personal challenges to improve your environmental impact, similar to fitness apps; Enviro-Mark Calculators have been revamped to offer useful analyses of household carbon, travel carbon and ways to offset. Both are free for public use.