Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Climate Change Commission advice on homes and buildings: ambitious enough?

Does the ambition shown by the Climate Change Commission align with the ambition needed? Unfortunately not.

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Building better, together - Green Property Summit 2021

The Green Property Summit, hosted in conjunction with The Property Council of New Zealand is back on 6 May, showcasing local and international healthy building case studies, exploring solutions, and featuring key players in the world’s green building sector. This event is essential for anyone who is serious about making our sector the carbon-busting superhero our country needs.

Entries now open to find this year's Future Thinker champions

Future Thinker of the Year is awarded to a student or recent graduate who is passionate about green building and demonstrates leadership and knowledge about driving change in Aotearoa. If this sounds like you, do send in your entry as we want to help amplify your voice and give you a platform to make a real difference across our built environment. If you know someone in your organisation or elsewhere who deserves recognition, encourage them to enter too.

Breaking ground at Canterbury District Health

At Canterbury Healththe significance of this special build is clear, and visiting the site blessing for their new Green Star Design certified facilities was humbling. Here is a team that have championed the need for a building that is right for staff as well as patients. Congratulations everyone on the Hillmorton Specialist Mental Health Services team for reaching this milestone. 

News update

Member survey - we need you on board

Heaps of you have already filled in our member survey. If you haven't done so, we'd love to hear from you. 

Meet the member: TM Consultants

TM Consultants joins the growing NZGBC membership with a stack of great green building projects already under their belt.

A great way to learn

Now in its fourth year, our summer internship programme continues to reach talented students and graduates eager to put their experience into practice. 

Forest Stewardship Council and the importance of chain of custody

Join the first of our super-popular Products & Materials webinars this year, 10 February, 10am-12pm.

EPDs ever important in the drive to reduce carbon

In case you missed last year's webinar on the role of Environmental Product Declarations in green buildings, have a read of this summary, or you can watch a recording.

Masterspec up-specs for Green Star

Masterspec Green Star sections have been updated and are now ready to assist your product selection for Design and As Built projects. 

Happening in the Waikato

18 February - Hamilton

7.30am  FMANZ breakfast - (not an NZGBC member event) presented by Sam Archer of NZGBC
11am   Homestar Open Home 
-  Latitude Homes
   Homestar V5 draft consultation - APL, Te Rapa

25 March - Hamilton

5pm- 7.30pm Green Speak and Site Tour - Foxbridge Retirement Village, Te Rapa

Homestar development bringing new life into central Christchurch

Fletcher Living’s latest 6 Homestar rated apartments and terraces will be a central feature in the regenerating heart of the city.

Family home in Wellington gains 9 Homestar

A crazy cliff-side location was not challenging enough for S&T sustainable design manager, Karl Wakelin. Now with a 9 Homestar rating the sustainability features of this modest home are proven. The home also features in TV3's Grand Designs re-run tonight, or on demand.

5  Green Star for Te Manawa

Westgate's community building has proven its sustainability credentials with this well deserved design certification. Congratulations to Auckland Council and all those involved.

Newly registered projects

Five new Green Star projects registered since our last edition: two new industrial builds, two projects yet to be revealed, and The Hotel Britomart built rating.

Green Star Design and As Built NZ tool review

If you've used Green Star, will use it in the future, or if you have a professional interest in sustainable buildings and fitouts, we want to hear from you! Consultation is open until 15 February.

How to glaze a 6 Green Star building

APL Window Solutions have done just that at Mansons TCLM's 6 Green Star Design building at 155 Fanshawe St. Article on Eboss.

External events

PrefabNZ Virtual Summit: Construction Innovation | 2021 24 February - 31 March

Property Industry Awards - entries close 5 February

Interior Awards 2021 - entries close 28 April

Global news

World Economic Forum - Net Zero Carbon Cities panel discussions

Transform Online 2021 - 17 - 18 March conference, 18-31 March breakouts, Green Building Council of Australia

Welcome new members

Ecoconstruction - Abri Architects - Clean Green Electrical Ltd - The Alternative Energy Company - Creative Renovation & Construction Ltd - Fagerhult New Zealand Limited - EvolutionFX - Logos NZ Development Management Pty Ltd -Teak Construction Group Ltd - Homerit PVC-U windows and doors -TM Consultants Ltd - BEI Group - Earthborne Builders Ltd - Black Interiors - Shackleton Developments - Heatwave - Energy Solution Providers

Questions and suggestions?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749 

  each first Wednesday of the month 2.30-5 pm