Get ready for the Housing Summit
Clear your calendar for 19 May and book your tickets for the most impactful housing event of the year, with a great line-up. Early-bird rates are available until the end of April, and there's special rates for block bookings. Go to event.
Entries close Sunday!
Future Thinker of the Year is awarded each year to a student or recent graduate who is an environmental superstar. Entries are open until midnight on 8 March. Details here.
Welcome to the Board
We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Jeff Samasoni from Kāinga Ora to the NZGBC Board. Jeff's expertise in the housing sector will boost our work in this area. Read more.
Celebrations for Regional Facilities Auckland
"We are excited about our Toitū Carbon Reduce certification and Green Building Council membership - both important steps on our journey to becoming a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly business," said Chris Brooks RFA CEO. Read more.
Take our quick members survey
There's still time to add your feedback to our annual Members Survey. 10 minutes of your time can help the NZGBC team prioritise and plan for your needs as members, and to make our buildings and homes healthier, greener places. Start survey here.
Sustainable products available in New Zealand
Information is provided by NZGBC members
Intuitive, power saving, smart homes. Ata Touch tackles the three main energy users of your home – heating, water heating and lighting – for serious savings on power bills and modern functionality for your lifestyle.
Ecodan QUHZ from Mitsubishi Electric provides domestic hot water up to 70°C using efficient CO2 refrigerant. With high COP and low GWP of 1, it’s the ultimate environmental choice for producing hot water.
New to Ecoglo's Architectural range is the 'Red List Free' Living Building Challenge (LBC) Exit sign - the only exit sign listed on Living Future's Declare database.
New Environmental Choice approved Resene Bio-Cleaner is a quick and easy way to clean surfaces ready for painting, or use it annually for regular maintenance cleaning to give homes and buildings a fresh look by washing away dirt and contaminants that may be present.
The WorldGBC Board of Directors 2020 call for nominations is now open! They’re looking for professionals to help accelerate worldwide carbon reduction across the entire building sector. Board nominations are due by 31 March 2020. Directors are appointed for a two year term commencing 1 July 2020. Click the link above for more information.
More than just wood. Lloyd Alter design editor of TreeHugger extolls Sweden's tallest timber structure, that is calculated to use 550 tonnes less CO2 than concrete.
Monash and Lendlease plan carbon zero construction article from The Fifth Estate.