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