A very successful year, Lincoln leads on transition from fossil fuels, meet our new Chair and Board election results.

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Whakahou mai e te Tumuaki | Update from Andrew

An amazing year for green buildings

We’ve just enjoyed our most successful year ever! And it’s thanks to all of you, our members, sponsors, and everyone who is part of the movement for better homes and buildings in Aoteaora. Read more.


New chair and 2019 board lineup

The new board lineup for NZGBC includes Steve Aschebrock of Inzide Commercial as Chair and Brendon Dwyer elected as a core board member. We interviewed Steve. Read more.

Young professionals push the building envelope

NZGBC Future Thinkers is a growing network of young professionals and students holding the industry to task with the concerns of our younger generations. Future Thinker of the Year Kate Boylan commanded the attention of the entire room at our AGM on behalf of her peers. Read what she said.

World's best in New Zealand

The World Green Building Council is showcasing local projects Te Mirumiru early childhood education centre and Aorangi House on its newly published map of the world’s most sustainable buildings. Explore here

Green Star in Albany

Congratulations to Apec Property and all those working on the project for this new office design rating. Read more.

ASB 'market leading' energy use

Their latest 5 NABERSNZ rating is just part of the bank's aim to reduce its energy demand by 50% of its 2008 usage by 2025. Read more.

Green star performance case study video now online

Duncan Munro, Energy & Sustainability Specialist at Auckland Council discussed how their sustainable procurement goals shaped the development of Community Facilities’ facilities maintenance contracts and more. Recommended for councils and anyone interested in the workings of Green Star - Performance. See this and other online videos.

Sustainable products new to NZ

Introducing Bentley from Heritage Carpets, for the architectural and interior design community who are seriously committed to sustainable commerce.

Global news

Design tips for low carbon builds - The Fifth Estate.

Buildings are bad for the environment - here's what we can do about it

Bill Gates outlines some solutions from around the world that we can put into practice.

Coal power becoming uninsurable as firms refuse cover

The Guardian says US insurers are joining the retreat from European insurers meaning coal projects cannot be built or operated.


Lincoln is a leader in the transition from fossil fuels

Lincoln University is well on the way in its commitment to swap out coal fired furnaces to their own solar farm. Read more.

Adding value and visibility to green buildings

The Zero Carbon Act has passed into law and Aotearoa is leading the world in setting clear targets that we can all work towards. Now we’re able to make information about green buildings accessible to financial institutions and other key players. Read more.

Oceania declares Homestar

Oceania Healthcare has achieved another Homestar rating, this time for their large complex, The Sands. The retirement home provider is now committed to building all new apartments to Homestar. Read more.

A year of HomeFit stats reveals inadequate housing

At the end of its first year, more than 24,000 people have checked the health of their home. Now the tool can be used to assess if a home meets the Healthy Home Standard it has become even more useful to property managers and Councils. Read more.

Rebrand for our CarboNZero partner

Toitū Envirocare is the new name of CarboNZero certifier Enviro-Mark Solutions. Learn more.

Newly registered projects

Green Star for Nelson multi-use project. Read more.

Welcome new members

The Heating Company InternationalGHDWoodhead Creative SpacesArchitecture Van BrandenburgGubb Design LtdSnug Insulation LtdPalmerston North City CouncilHamilton City CouncilChargeNet NZ LimitedDaikin New Zealand

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner Anna BrownBonita ScholultzHayley RyanJoel HerbertKirsten GreigMaria ReiMitchell JeffersonRosie ManiStuart Smith

Architects declare next step

Good to see Architects Declare moving along with 4 priorities for architects. All the recommendations are easily undertaken within Green Star and Homestar rating systems. Read more.

External events

Housing Matters: 2019 industry tour of Christchurch Superhomes, 6 December, 8.30am-4.45pm

Need to talk green buildings? Got a suggestion or question?

For a direct answer call Andrew Eagles on 09 951 0744, every first Wednesday of the month between 2.30-5 pm.