Whakahou mai e te tumuaki | Update from Andrew

A great year for green homes, communities and buildings

Thanks to all of our members, sponsors, and supporters for what has been a momentous year for green buildings and homes in Aotearoa. 

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Top stories

HomeFit the next bar for landlords

Landlords now have to ensure their rentals meet the Healthy Homes Standards within 90 days of a new tenancy. Yet we know from our free online HomeFit check the majority could fail. Landlords around the country have been using HomeFit certification to make improvements and show compliance with the new rules.

Welcome our new Residential Business Development Manager Matthew Cutler-Welsh

We are thrilled to welcome Matthew back to the New Zealand Green Building Council. He joins us in the role of Business Development Manager – Residential where he will be helping those building new homes and managing existing homes, rental properties and home owners to achieve lower carbon, healthier places to live. 

News update

Have your say on Green Star Design and As-Built NZ/Interiors NZ v1.1

It has been over 2 years since the launch of Green Star Design and As-Built NZ, and Interiors NZ rating tools. Your feedback is important to us so if you have used the tool, will use it in the future, or if you're a professional interested in sustainable buildings and fit-outs – we want to hear from you!

Aotearoa's largest listed property investor commits to green building

Goodman Property Trust has committed to targeting a 5 star Green Star rating for all new projects in their sustainable development programme, and reducing and offsetting their embodied carbon. 

Read their recent sustainability report here

Newly registered projects

The use of Green Star Design & As Built is growing with three health park projects, office and industrial projects. 

Grace period begins! Membership cut off August 1st

If you have not paid your renewals invoice yet, you have until the 30th July until your membership benefits will lapse. If you think you are missing your invoice or have a question please drop a line to Marie at membership@nzgbc.org.nz

Congratulations to our members nominated as finalists in the FMANZ 2021 Awards. 

Colliers, CBRE, and ESP have all been nominated for the FMANZ Awards this year. Each year the FMANZ gala awards recognise high achievers in the facilities management industry who have gone above and beyond in pursuit of excellence.

Vacancies at the NZGBC!

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to lead our efforts to transform our existing buildings and help achieve our vision for buildings to be green and sustainable. Apply here!

Designs for $236m Manukau Health Park signed off

Preliminary designs have been signed off for the $236 million redevelopment of the Manukau Health Park, and construction is expected to start before the end of the year.

Case study: The Hotel Britomart is officially Aotearoa’s first Green Star hotel

The Auckland hotel development includes the refurbishment of two adjoining heritage buildings, Masonic House and Buckland Building, and a new public laneway connecting Galway and Customs Streets.

Jane Henley a Kea World Class Award Winner 2021

The founding CEO of the NZGBC Jane Henley has received the Kea World Class Award for her ongoing work in sustainability and the global built environment. 

Meet our member: Tech Coatings

Tech Coatings NZ Limited provides environmentally friendly, tested, and endorsed intumescent coatings to the Australasian market. 

Read more about their work in sustainability and holistic approach to changing the built environment.

Complete the World Green Building Trends study!

The WorldGBC is partnering with Dodge Data & Analytics on their fifth study identifying green building activity, drivers and benefits, and what's influencing the green building market. 

Complete the survey here

ANZ to offer up to $3000 cash contribution for Homestar homes

The bank will offer up to $3000 for first-home buyers and customers building a 6+ Homestar rated home.

External events 

NAWIC Waikato Satellite Chapter Launch, Hamilton, 8 July. 

Crane Association Conference 2021, Hamilton, 14-16 July. 

Green Speak Waikato Site Tour, Cambridge, 29 July

Festival for the Future, Wellington, 30 July - 1 August. 

Rethinking Housing Conference, Auckland, 16 - 17 August.

Climate Sensitive Towns & Communities, Wellington, 23-24 August.

Welcome new members

Tailor Inc - Conslab Ltd - Martella Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - Jerram Tocker Barron Architects - A Gunson Builders - Tech Coatings - Modul - Tether - Essential Architecture Studio - Eurotect Flashings - Pragmatix Ltd - Haydn & Rollett Ltd - CPDT Consulting - HB Architecture

Got a question or suggestion?

Call Andrew Eagles direct on 09 951 0749 

each first Wednesday of the month 2.30 - 5.00 pm