News digest: Greenhouse gases hit record high, huge investment in green buildings predicted, innovations deliver transparent wood and liquid windows

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Around 200 countries are in Madrid for the UN climate talks, green buildings offer enormous investment opportunity, our government starts to take energy efficiency seriously, and the latest innovations in carbon injected concrete, transparent timber and liquid windows. These stories and more in our regular round up of green building and climate change news.

An amazing year for green buildings

Wednesday 4 December 2019

We’ve just enjoyed our most successful year ever! And it’s thanks to all of you, our members, sponsors, and everyone who is part of the movement for better homes and buildings in Aoteaora.

That is not just a building

Wednesday 4 December 2019

The construction industry is marvellous, let's not miss the opportunities to achieve our carbon zero vision. 2019 Future Thinker of the Year, Kate Boylan gave a poignant speech at this year's AGM, and made a plea on behalf of our younger generations.

Almost 25k HomeFit assessments paint a grim picture of New Zealand's housing

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Almost 25,000 people have checked how warm, safe, and dry their home is in the first year of HomeFit. Launched in November 2018 by the New Zealand Green Building Council, HomeFit offers Kiwis a simple way of checking how healthy their homes are,as welling as offering possible solutions to tackle any issues

Green momentum builds as Lincoln University powers towards coal-free future

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Lincoln University is ditching coal, becoming the first New Zealand University to adopt commercial-scale solar energy. It’s an exciting step away from fossil fuels as it works to be coal-free by 2025. It's the second university in recent months to announce practical steps to a greener future, helping to pave the way for tertiary institutions to play their part in tackling emissions.