Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

All set for a September to remember

September is set to see the big issues facing Aotearoa debated and discussed on a series of high-profile stages. Key personalities will contribute to crunch public deliberations in front of engaged, opinionated audiences. That’s right! It’s World Green Building Week!

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Top stories

A green building on the white continent

Roll out the green carpet for Antarctica New Zealand as they move ahead with plans for the first Green Star building on the icy continent. Together we've developed a custom Green Star tool for the new Scott Base that meets the demands of this rugged environment. 

Hutt City is first off the blocks for healthier, more energy-efficient housing

Hutt City Council is the first council in Aotearoa to include building performance information on properties’ Land Information Memoranda (LIMs). It's great to see this initiative taking shape across the country and is an important step toward purchasers understanding the health and efficiency of a home or building. 

Government investing $500m into upgrading, renewing state homes: our response

Upgrading our old housing stock is a must and something the entire country deserves. This recent announcement to upgrade existing state homes to Homestar levels is a great step towards ensuring New Zealanders around the country have warm, dry, healthy places to live.

News update

Stay connected and make sure you've renewed your membership

We've had a surge of new members, and a wave of membership renewals recently, which is great for the green building movement. Make sure your membership is current as non-renewed memberships will lapse at the end of August. You can check with Susan if you have any concerns about your organisation's membership status @SusanBlayney

Updates to the waste levy

Construction and demolition waste will be charged a levy under new changes aimed at diverting material from landfill.

Good news for talented Future Thinker Ged Finch

A huge congratulations to Future Thinker of the Year finalist Ged Finch who has had his excellent X-Frame system accepted into a nine-month Circular Economy Programme with Innovyz—an Australian commercialisation company. You can hear Ged on the Sustainable Cities podcast hosted by another of our talented Future Thinkers Luke Bailey.

Nuralite: utilizing roofs as a livable space

NZGBC members Nuralite are holding a short webinar showing how you can maximise the use of your building by turning the roof into a living space on 6 August at 10.30am. 

World Green Building Week 2020

Join thousands of New Zealanders this September as we celebrate World Green Building Week with a series of thought provoking events. And be sure to let our @events team know of your WGBW plans! 

Green Star in focus: Industrial Webinar

A new report due for release on Monday shows how industrial buildings certified to Green Star make financial sense. The Green Building Council of Australia are offering NZGBC members local member rates to attend a webinar unpacking the report's findings. Monday 10 August 12.30pm.

Green Star certification for Air NZ logistics

Congratulations to Air New Zealand, Eclipse Architecture, Cook Brothers, RCP, RLB, Beca and everyone else involved in this Green Star 5 Design project.

Green Star project registrations

Three new registrations in Auckland and a new build for Canterbury DHB,

Homestar tick for Maeroa

16 new Homestar homes have just been added to Kāinga Ora's housing stock in Maeroa, Hamilton. This development focuses on accessibility and community. Andrew and Susan were stoked to meet the project and construction team on site.

Green building networking back in the Waikato

We were truly delighted to join our green building supporters at Green Speak Waikato last week. Speaker slides and photos are all here.

Welcome new members

Southbank Properties - Kubo Projects NZ Limited - Neocrete - The Roofing Store - Island Assets - CONARCH-Te Wai Pounamu - Waterware Jalcon Homes - T Plus Architects Limited  - YBL Building

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner Sean Wang -Sophie Giles - Montaine Gru -Rob Meneses -Jacqueline Morgan

HomeFit Assessor Kalib Lewis - Emily Roosing - Mike Maxwell - Max Dallimore - Glenn Reynolds - Steffan Perkins

Got a question or suggestion?

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