Zero Carbon Road Map for Aotearoa's buildings; best World Green Building Week ever; Projects and membership reflect growing call for a better future.

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Whakahou mai e te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

One of our biggest and most successful weeks ever

Investors and regulators are illustrating in stronger and stronger words that action on carbon is coming like a freight train. So, I am really proud that the NZGBC has launched certification for zero carbon buildings. Yes. You can now certify any existing building. Read more.


A momentous week

More than 1,000 of you took part in World Green Building Week across Aotearoa, with more media engagement than ever. The news about better, healthier more sustainable buildings is surging. See photo summary.

Parliamentary buildings go green

It's official, Parliament's own buildings on the parliamentary campus will be measuring their operations under Green Star - Performance. Read more.

Solution street delivers on Homestar 

Affordable homes certified to 7 Homestar are springing up around Auckland. Read more.

Mighty Ape does the right thing

Round of applause for Argosy's newest Green Star Industrial building. Read more.

Metals New Zealand applauds thinkstep report on embodied carbon

The association urges specifiers to give more weight to the importance of responsible sourcing and life-cycle analysis. Read more.

Optimum Air launches in New Zealand

We were fortunate to visit NZGBC member Optimum Air's offices in Mt Wellington for their launch last month. Here's a brief intro from them. Read more.

Global News

Bringing embodied carbon upfront

A new report from the World Green Building Council sets milestones to achieve net zero carbon emissions globally for new buildings by 2050. This important document aligns closely with the New Zealand certification for embodied carbon emissions in buildings slated for 2020. 

Australian shopping centres lap up NABERS

In just 12 months, almost 189 shopping centres in Australia have been rated by NABERS, covering almost half the total area of this sector Fifth Estate reports. 

Reduce carbon? Build less

Re-use of a derelict office building in London avoided demolition in an intriguing way. From Treehugger. 


Climate bonds initiative will boost green investment

Congratulations to Climate Bonds Initiative for their new report on New Zealand green bonds and infrastructure. And, welcome to NZ Green Investment Fund as members of NZGBC. Photo: Andrew with left to right Sean Kidney, Craig Weise of NZGIF and Haran Siva of CBI. Read report PDF.

Change begins at home

Where are you investing your money? Barry Coates advises how you can check if your savings choices meet your ethical expectations. Read more.

Time for AGM and board nominations

Board nominations open on 16 October. Details will be sent to your key person on that date. Join us to celebrate another great year at this year's AGM and end of year drinks on 28 November, hosted by Precinct Properties in Auckland. Register here.

HomeFit ticks the Healthy Homes Standard boxes

Over a thousand landlords told us they used the tool to see if their home met legal requirements. Many failed but the report gave useful advice for their next step. Read more.

Newly registered projects

Iconic Wellington building refurbishment for retail, new build in Newmarket and Stats NZ ups its office interior. Read more.

Welcome new members

Roxy-CES (NZ) LtdEco Plumber GasfitterMitsubishi Heavy Industries NZPAVEEZI (NZ) LtdCalitec Hot Water SystemsSPL LtdNZ Green Investment Finance LtdBuilt EnvironsKinetic Electrical (HB)Health Based BuildingKiwiRailHutt City CouncilHome Construction LtdPointbreak Construction Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner: Carlin OsborneChad SmithGordon SpencerKevin CollinsRichard WilliamsSteve BrownSteve GreeneThanh TranBrent MettrickLuke PetrieMark RickwoodMauricio LimariDaniel MarshallDarren ClarkDarren StevensJason MacdonaldPaul FranklinReuben SmithSam DysonMehdi Sarwari

Palmerston North Dialogue 23 October, 2020 

Save the date for Housing Summit 2020 on 19 May

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