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.
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.
Monday 19 August 2019
Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report has revealed.
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.
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.
Sunday 24 February 2019
Our response to the government announcement about the healthy homes standards, intended to raise the all-too-often poor quality of New Zealand’s rental homes.