Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

Multi-billion dollar infrastructure boost risks Government's international climate obligations

Our new infrastructure report lands as government announces billions more for schools, hospitals and other key infrastructure projects.

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Top stories

Healthier, greener infrastructure needed on both sides of the ditch

A new paper by the New Zealand and Australian Green Building Councils is urging governments to accelerate the transition to a climate-resilient and net zero-emission future by unlocking the benefits of sustainable, resilient social infrastructure.

Green Property Summit - videos and photos are now here

If you missed a ticket, or want to re-live the day, you can get in on the action with speaker videos and images of the day.

News update

Budget 2021 | Infrastructure spend could threaten efforts to tackle climate change

Recent Budget announcement could have done more to tackle climate change and unhealthy, cold homes.

Time to renew

Many thanks to those super quick members who've already renewed their membership for next year. Invoices were sent out last week. If you think you are missing yours or have a question drop a line to Marie membership@nzgbc.org.nz

Meet the member: Phoenix Metal Recyclers

Phoenix Metal Recyclers NZ Limited is an integral contributor to New Zealand's waste and resource recovery circular economy, offering metal recycling, waste and deconstruction services to commercial, industrial, trade and the general public.

Major education restoration project opts for high performance windows

One of the biggest and most challenging preservation projects carried out in the country’s education sector was the restoration and reconstruction of Wellington East Girls College. The glazing of this category 1 listed facade required special consideration. Member content supplied by APL on Eboss.

Winner of the #GPS21 low carbon travel competition

Congratulations to Laura Conquer who has won a night at the country’s first Green Star rated hotel, The Hotel Britomart. Laura shared her low carbon trip to the summit on social, helping us keep our event’s transport emissions down. A huge thanks to everyone who got involved, tagged us, and entered the draw. Thanks also to our friends at The Hotel Britomart for an amazing prize.

World Day Against Child Labour

12 June is World Day Against Child Labour. Alongside dozens of other organisations in Aotearoa, we’re calling on the Government to pass a Modern Slavery Act so that no child suffers in slavery producing kiwi goods. Stand with us and sign the petition at signforfreedom.nz 

ASB support for Homestar homes

In support of the drive for healthier homes across Aotearoa, ASB has launched its Back my Build home loan. For eligible customers designing and building to 6 Homestar or above, ASB is offering a cash contribution of $2000.

Pretty massive climate news

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. Oil giant told plans should be brought into line with Paris climate agreement, in ruling that could have implications for other large polluters.

Eke Panuku neighbourhoods to require 5 Green Star

A decision by Eke Panuku to require new commercial buildings to meet 5 Star Green Star ratings will help to achieve sustainable development across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Green Star Interiors certification for Green Investment Finance office

Equipped with green finance expertise, New Zealand Green Investment Finance is a green investment bank accelerating investment in Aotearoa’s low carbon future. 

Green Speak Waikato site tour | AGP Hautapu Green Star design manufacturing facility

If you’ve been watching the growth of this new 49,000sqm facility on the outskirts of Cambridge, here is your chance to take a peek inside on 29 July.

Haere rā Susan. Haere mai Marie and Kate

Our membership team is growing and changing. Please welcome Marie and Kate and our very best wishes to Susan. 

External events

Passive House Open Days 2021, Aotearoa NZ, 25-27 June Among this year’s homes is Threepwood House, Arrowtown. A great opportunity to talk to the designers of this NZIA award winning, 8 Homestar design, Passive House.

World Environment Day - 5 June 2021

The Co-Housing Annual Conference, Wellington, 22 June 2021

The Shift Aotearoa - online conference, 15-17 June 2021

Welcome new members

Unispace Limited - New Zealand Police

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioner - Matthew Sykes - Sally Brown - Adam Swithinbank - Ceili Murphy - Xin Jiang - Joe Quad - Airdrie Stronach - Mason Wilkie - Nick Van Der Lee - Todd Meikle

Got a question or suggestion?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749 

each first Wednesday of the month 2.30-5 pm