Let’s celebrate Matariki with our own cluster of stars

Tuesday 26 June 2018

As we continue to celebrate at the home of the New Zealand Green Building Council in Auckland, our stars continue to shine across the country. Green Star has moved from offices spaces, to industrial units, to schools. And now the 150th Green Star rating sees probably the first place of worship in the world accredited with a Green Star authentication.

Mason Bros building scores 5 Star NABERSNZ ratings

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Cooperation between landlord and tenant and commitment to sustainability has rewarded the 1920s redeveloped Masons Bros. building with a “Market Leading Performance” NABERSNZ base building rating for Precinct Properties and tenancy rating for Mott MacDonald.

We need New Zealand to be bold

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Not only does Los Angeles, California face similar effects from climate change as New Zealand, but it also shares another problem: a housing crisis. As Matt Petersen shared at the NZGBC’s Housing Summit, LA has the most expensive housing in the US relative to income. It suffers from incredible crowding and population density, and on top of this, LA has the greenest requirements for housing of any state in the US.

Q&A with our man Eion

Monday 25 June 2018

Eion Scott's been working on the fringes of New Zealand Green Building Council for years as an Eco Design Advisor. It's great to have him on board as a full team member. We asked him a couple of questions..