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Meet the Interns

Thursday 11 July 2019


This is a place where the interns get to talk about themselves! They all come from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Read their stories to find out about them and their place at NZGBC! Meet them today!

Aorangi House Future Thinkers Meetup Highlights

Wednesday 10 July 2019


Aorangi House used to be not much more than an outdated and tired building. The environmental impressiveness of the building makes it an incredible venue for Future Thinkers meetups, showcasing the power of retrofitting.

Net Zero Workshop Events: What did we learn?

Tuesday 9 July 2019


Buildings have a vital role to play in Aotearoa’s 2050 net zero carbon goal. Over the month of June, we hosted nationwide net zero carbon events in preparation for this important shift.

News digest: green building goes mainstream, shift to zero carbon economy creating growth and jobs

Tuesday 9 July 2019


Smaller homes can help save money and the planet, global green bonds hit a new record, energy efficiency is key to creating a sustainable global energy system, steps are being taken to reduce the amount of construction waste going into landfill, and planting billions of trees could help tackle the climate crisis. These stories and more in our regular round up of green building and climate change news from here and around the world.

Our submission on the Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday 3 July 2019


We've made a submission on the Zero Carbon Bill asking for a building, construction and property industry expert to be included in the climate change commission.

Emergencies, emissions and submissions

Tuesday 2 July 2019


Across Aotearoa around a dozen councils have now declared a climate change emergency, including Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay and Queenstown. The Pope’s joined in too, declaring a global climate emergency. There’s a real momentum amongst New Zealanders urging our government and councils our businesses, and our whole country, to tackle climate change now. And buildings have a prime part to play.