A decade of Green Star Professionals
We often talk about new tools and their usage, but we don't often mention the people who keep our projects on track. 52 trailblazers have been GSAPs for ten years. We've gathered a few articles about their experiences. Read more.
Real estate agents and environmental benefits
Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive of REINZ answers the popular question posed at the Sustainable Housing Summit "Do real estate agents have training to understand environmental choice and benefits, as opposed to the focus on larger houses, granite bench tops etc?" Read more.
Bronze legacy for Geyser
Samson Group have marked their Green Star building achievements in a special way. Two eye-catching bronze plaques are now embedded in the courtyards of their Ironbank - 5 Green Star and Geyser - 6 Green Star buildings. Watch video.
Newly certified Homestar project
Botanica Living is the latest 6 Homestar Built certified residential complex comprising 67 apartments and terraces in Mt Eden. Read more.
Homestar designers and builders directory
If you are a member of NZGBC and have built or designed a certified 6 Homestar home or above, you are eligible for inclusion on the Homestar® home builders, apartment providers, architects and designers directories. To be included contact Susan now.
Seeking your input for new research
Census of Facilities Management industry Calling all FM practitioners, building owners, and suppliers of goods and services to buildings to participate in this study led by BRANZ and FMANZ. All participants enter the draw to win an Apple iPad.
Investigation of Green Building knowledge, attitudes and practices - University of Canterbury. Two NZGBC Future Thinkers are researching this topic and are seeking your input in a short questionnaire. Especially relevant to contractors, engineers, developers, or owners.
Sustainable products new to NZ
NexansNZ launches LANactive, a Fibre-to-the-Office (FTTO) solution, an alternative to copper cabling, enabling fast and essential Ethernet services to your commercial building without splitting or losing capacity. Energy savings and long term CAPEX, OPEX and TCO savings, flexibility and future expansion, as well as reduced size and number of server rooms.
Graphenstone, the world's first 100% natural lime-based coatings with graphene technology. Graphenstone offers benefits such as air quality improvement, CO2 absorption and mould growth, fungi and bacteria prevention.
Far Infrared Heating Panels bring sunshine into your home - a genuine 21st century 'green' energy solution, that helps transition to a more energy efficient and environmentally-conscious future.
19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings “Net-Zero Carbon” by 2030