Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Can the Greens and Labour keep a key green building promise?

Our elected politicians make promises during election campaigns to try and persuade you and me to vote for them. It’s hugely important that they then deliver on these promises. We are increasingly concerned to see little progress on a key pledge.

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Introducing this year's top Future Thinkers

Future Thinker of the Year is now in its third year and, the calibre of entries continues to climb.  Check out the eight shortlisted candidates, and see which of them has made the final four, selected by our expert judging panel. Finalist presentations will be judged at the Future Thinker of the Year Awards on 13 April, at AUT University, Auckland.

Greening the Green Property Summit

This year’s Green Property Summit will be the greenest ever. It will have the least amount of waste, greatly improved energy efficiency, and we’re working towards gaining Toitū carbonzero certification.

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Have you booked your ticket yet?

Hundreds of tickets for the Green Property Summit have already been sold. Don't miss your chance to hear from great speakers including Jo Hendy, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee, talk about the role of buildings in reducing our carbon emissions.

We asked, you told us

The results from our annual membership survey are in. This crucial piece of work is your chance to help guide our work, and to understand just how we are doing in the eyes of our most important stakeholders – our members.

Climate emergency – What’s next for our cities?

Future Thinkers started the year with a thought provoking discussion, inviting experts on water sensitive design, carbon in buildings, transport, and C&D waste to share their wisdom. Thanks to Mott Macdonald for hosting.

Green Speak Waikato at Bupa

Thanks Bupa for hosting last week's Green Speak Waikato at their new Homestar rated - Bupa Foxbridge Retirement Village and Care Home. Thanks to Melda Walsh and Lauren Graves who shared how Homestar integrates with Bupa’s sustainability ambitions for their residents and teams.

carbonzero building operations update with FMANZ

Many thanks to Gillian Wess and the team at Facilities Management Association of New Zealand for inviting us to share the latest on the carbonzero building operations tool.

Canterbury University launches new transition engineering course

Transition Engineering for effective action on climate change and building a sustainable future.

Homestar v5 update

The changeover to the next version of Homestar is on the way. The new tool will be piloted from April with full release in August.

Submission to the Climate Change Commission

Have a read of our submission to the CCC on our advocacy page.

Renewing buildings with Green Star: case studies

Retrofitting is not an easy option, but is widely preferred when it comes to sustainability. Congratulations to Argosy and Cheops Holdings for their inspiring examples of reuse. 107 Carlton Gore Road, Auckland  and 80 Willis Street, Wellington

Bayleys House continues to deliver excellence: case study

Dual NABERSNZ certifications prove excellent energy efficiency at the property company's head office.

Newly registered projects

A Catholic church, a refurbished office and a distribution centre all on the path to Green Star.

School Strike 4 Climate NZ seeking hi-viz vests

If you would like to support the School Strike 4 Climate on 9 April, perhaps you could help them out by lending some hi-viz vests for the day. Each of their marshals needs one. Email Eleanor if you can help out. 

Welcome new members

SMC Group Ltd - saveBOARD - Johnson Controls - Polished Concrete Ltd - Gardner Build Co - Clevaco Limited

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner 
Milly McArthur - Tim Bland - Will Batts - Jo Woods - Ian Ieremia - Simon Harrison

Green Star Practitioner Aaron May - Jarrod Tucker - Jo Underwood - Craig Moore - Helen Mak - Nicole Woods

NABERSNZ Practitioner Florence Amasuomo - Scott Thomson - Stephen Harrison - Kieran Ingall - Liam Hatten

Got a question or suggestion?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749 

  each first Wednesday of the month 2.30-5 pm