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.
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.