Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

A successful summit – but soaring pollution means there’s still heaps to do

The Green Property Summit was packed with people, and packed with great stories. But now is not the time to sit back and pat ourselves on the back.

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Top stories

Urban strategist Meredith Dale named Future Thinker of the Year for 2021 

After impressing the judges with her passion and clear vision for the future of the built environment in Aotearoa, urban strategist Meredith Dale has been named Future Thinker of the Year for 2021.

Introducing Aotearoa's first certified carbon neutral building

82 Wyndham Street has become the first building to be awarded Toitū carbonzero certification by the New Zealand Green Building Council and Toitū Envirocare.

You may have noticed we've changed

Jennifer Whittle, our director of communications and engagement, gives the background on our refreshed brand.

News update

Time to renew your membership

Continue to show your support for the growing green building movement in Aotearoa. Keep an eye out for renewal invoices on 27 May. If you have any questions contact Marie: membership@nzgbc.org.nz.

We've updated our rules

NABERSNZ version 1.2 makes concepts clearer and the rules document easier to read. In addition to the refresh, there's further clarity and guidance in dealing with areas such as activity-based working, computer server rooms, electric vehicle charging, and consumption from non-utility meters.

Webinar - Green paint: the challenges, and how they are being tackled

Tune in on 19 May at 12pm  to hear three major paint makers identify the biggest sustainability challenges facing their industry. CPD and NZRAB points available.

On demand videos free for members

Now it's easier to navigate through our on demand videos. These past webinars cover a broad range of topics, contribute to your NZGBC qualifications and are available free to our members. 

External events

CEP conference 2021, Christchurch, 27-28 May

ADNZ Event series | Thermal Performance, 31 May-8 July, seven dates nationwide

Women Revolutionalising Housing Retreat-Hui, an event by Common Ground, Taupō, 8-10 June

Lifting standards for homes - H1 insulation and more

Read our take on the recent Building Code proposals, and why one option put forward by government is 'completely unacceptable'. Submissions on the government proposals close on 28 May.

New Green Star certifications for Wellington 

Two great examples of repurposed buildings: 22 Boulcott St and the Charles Fergusson Building.

Green Star 22 Boulcott delivers the NABERSNZ goods

Cheops Holdings is "ecstatic" with this 5 star NABERSNZ base building rating proving excellent performance for the building refurb. Case study PDF.

Newly registered projects

Green Star Design & As Built is expanding its portfolio. A distribution centre, an office fitout, a school and now a winery. Plus, a new Green Star Performance project.

Helping out with your business climate action

The Climate Action Toolbox led by the Sustainable Business Network is a simple tool to help reduce the carbon footprint of any business. 

Welcome new members

Counties Manukau DHB - Ecotricity -  Choice Design Ltd - Resolution Design Architects - Aspect Architecture - 2PIR Consulting Ltd - FPM Solutions - Dominion Developments Ltd - ASB Bank Ltd - I and L Consulting Limited - Korok - Auckland Airport - Quasar - Era Development Ltd - Revolve Energy - Just Life Group - Hampton Jones

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Assessor Simon Harrison

GSAP Design & As Built
  Matthew Skyes - Kaito Paetz - Craig Moore - Helen Mak - Anne Salmond - Kent Fabian - Margaret Douglas - Tonja Schimmelpfennig - Olivia Pearson - Hongyang Zhang - Louis Panszczyk - Fiona Caulfield - Michelle Goodall - Mitchell Patrick 

Got a question or suggestion?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749 

each first Wednesday of the month 2.30-5 pm