A decade of GSAPs in New Zealand; be part of the action in World Green Building Week; and why Eagles is jumping off a building.

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Whakahou mai te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

Our work – and your work – is so important. It’s not just about the buildings, it’s more than that – it’s about people. Read more


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.

Global news

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings “Net-Zero Carbon” by 2030


Make your mark at World Green Building Week

Join in this global initiative with friends and colleagues from the comfort of your office chair or at the many events and activities around the country. #WBGW #betterhomesnz.  Find out more and register.

10 Years of GSAPs: Then and now

The talk around green building a decade ago was quite different to today. A group of our longest serving GSAPs share their ideas on what has changed.  Read more.

Same building but bigger and better

133 Molesworth St, Wellington is an 80s engineering icon with proven sesmic resilience, but now is posting better energy performance than ever. The greenest buildings don't have to be new.  Read more.

See full current  NABERSNZ ratings database.

Newly certified industrial building

Kerwyn Trust post another success in the Eastfield Development site.  Read more.

Will you pledge Andrew Eagles to abseil down a building?

Alternatively you adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers can sign up to Make-A-Wish New Zealand’s inaugural Rope for Hope. We'll be there to watch you land on our office balcony!  Sponsor Andrew or register to take part

Professional development for your staff

Warren & Mahoney and WSP Opus have both recently benefitted from in-house training courses available to NZGBC member organisations. To see how we can tailor courses to suit your group's needs  contact Lena.

Find us at Facilities Integrate, Auckland

We'll be talking about how NABERSNZ can bring energy savings to your business, and the benefits of Green Star Performance,  Register for Facilities Integrate, Auckland 25-26 September.

Welcome new members

Parkside Living LtdLatham Construction LtdDCD LtdFuturer Construction LtdIT Air LtdHouse ItInfinite Energy NZ Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners:  Richard ArchboldDivya PurushothamJeremy JosephShannon JoePatrick SloanAndrew Tu'inukuafeGabrielle GattNick WarringVanessa CarswellRalph RobertsSimon BrownDarryl HainesKatherine SkipperJonathan CooteBridget WatsonBill Gregory

External events

Global Climate Action Summit- multiple locations USA, 12-14 September 2018 - or attend virtually

CIBSE ANZ Seminar Series 2018 - The Anatomy of the Smart Building - Auckland 23 October, book now for early bird rate