We’re all in this together. Business as usual but not as we knew it

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Whakahou mai e te tumuaki: update from Andrew 

Time for a new business as usual

It’s up to us – all of us who want a healthier, greener Aotearoa – to make sure that the new normal that emerges over the coming weeks, months and years, is built upon better, healthier places for healthier, happier New Zealanders. Read more.

Fixing the Building Code: an NZGBC wishlist

In the face of a changing climate and in the interests of providing healthy homes and reducing our emissions, the Building Code (and potentially other parts of the Building Act) must change, fast. Read more.

COVID-19 building and construction sector guidance

Government guidelines on what alert level 4 and essential business restrictions mean for tradespeople, retailers, suppliers and councils. Read more.

Plugged In webinar 29 April

One year after the release of Green Star Design and As Built in New Zealand, experienced Green Star Accredited Professional Warner Brunton will discuss insights and lessons learned, potential pitfalls and some tips for your next submission. Register here.

Time on your hands? Try our online videos 

Cycle parking planning and how to gain credits with this in both Green Star and Homestar is the latest in our growing library of online videos available through the NZGBC Event Hub and here.

Transform2020 transcends

If you missed Australia's flagship green building online conference last week, content will soon be available via the Transform website. Grab a taster of this inspiring event here

New Aussie report on value of Green Star

Green Star projects in Australia far outnumber those in Aotearoa. This new report draws together facts and figures on the business case for Green Star. View here.

Video archive: Introduction to waste management in residential construction

Cheaper, greener, smarter - this film from 2015 shows useful tips for managing waste on Homestar sites. See video.

Global news

World GBC joins United Nations Global Compact! 

And now a remarkable Circular Design building from the Netherlands designed for deconstruction, courtesy of TreeHugger.

Can you build a sustainable development and protect our land for the future?

If new communities or buildings are erected on Aotearoa’s most productive soils, should they be able to certify under authentication schemes like Green Star? We'd welcome your thoughts in our short survey.

Staying connected

Here's an update on our work, and what you can expect from us over the next few weeks, from your green certification tools to our courses and webinars, as we all remain available to respond to your queries. Check here for updates.

Young leaders shine

Overcoming adversity is a defining strength of each of this year's Future Thinker of the Year shortlisted candidates. Check out this exciting cohort of thought leaders' video entries here.

Eight winning members

Thanks to everyone who completed the recent member survey. Results will be published next month. Can you guess the prize draw winners? See here.

COVID-19 ruling

NABERSNZ have now published Managing impacts of COVID-19 on NABERSNZ ratings v1.0. NABERSNZ Assessors may use this for ratings immediately.

Welcome new members

Varcoe Air Conditioning and Heat PumpsCommunity FinanceEllery BuildingSavory ConstructionKKDC New ZealandRider Levett BucknallHeat Pumps Direct Nuralite Waterproofing

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioner Andy Syme | Gerald Cogan | John Russell | Jon Bluemel | Lisa Burrough | Andy Staples | Bianca Eady | Darren Knight | Fiona Stewart | Kanav Goyal | Sarah Nightingale | Sasha Hendry | Stuart Smith | Yvette Overdyck

Green Star Accredited Professional Chris Fersterer | Doug Latham | Ethan Duff | Fiona Duffy | Jack McGuinness | Jason Li | Jeff McHardy | Jonathan Linders | Kevin McGowan | Michael Russo | Sally Klein | Stu Hercus | Tammy Mullins | Trish Enright | Wendy Ryan | Anton Smith | Brian Berg | Charlotte Saunders | Damien Van Brandenburg | Debbie Tane | Elliot Martin | Jo Woods | Kate Boylan | Liam Church | Malcolm Hewin | Paolo Sanna | Peter Taylor | Tricia Love

External events

Webinar: Embracing Uncertainty: Tools to help you navigate the future - 6 April, Thinkstep ANZ

Webinar: Steel and timber – the unstoppable combination for low embodied carbon buildings, Tue 7 April 2020 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm AEST

CIBSE Young Engineers Awards call for ANZ entries extended to June 19

Got a suggestion or question?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749, each first Wednesday of the month 2.30-5 pm.

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