Media Releases

New plan unveiled to slash climate emissions from buildings and construction

Tuesday 24 September 2019

The Government is being warned today that it will fail in its key pledge to tackle climate change if it does not improve New Zealand’s internationally criticised Building Code and also insist on energy efficiency declarations being made public when buildings are sold or leased, as the first ever roadmap for all buildings to be zero carbon is unveiled.

New Zealand’s most famous buildings to go green

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Three of New Zealand’s most famous buildings – The Beehive, Parliament House, and the Parliamentary Library – are set to be greener, healthier, and more energy efficient.

Our response to the Government's Wellbeing Budget

Thursday 30 May 2019

The Wellbeing Budget hasn’t done enough to address New Zealand’s terrible housing, and there’s no indication that new hospitals and schools will be energy efficient, healthy green places.

Budget must give New Zealanders healthy, warm homes and tackle climate change pollution

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Until all New Zealand children are living in healthy, warm homes, the country’s economy cannot be called a success, said the Green Building Council ahead of Thursday’s world-first Wellbeing Budget.

We also called for measures to slash climate change emissions to be included in the Budget, and for any new infrastructure projects such as schools or hospitals to deliver healthy, green buildings.