New Zealand Green Building Council membership surges as more big names join
27 October 2017
ANZ, Bunnings, the Ministry of Education, Methven NZ, New
Zealand Defence Force, Oceania Healthcare and Ports of Auckland are the latest
big hitters to join the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC).
The NZGBC, which works to ensure that all New Zealanders
live, work and play in safe, warm, healthy and efficient buildings, now has
over 400 members.
The latest members alone boast revenue in the billions
and have employees based in thousands of buildings.
Earlier this year, other big New Zealand names including
Auckland Airport, Housing NZ, Watercare, Tamaki Regeneration Company and RCP
signed up for NZGBC membership.
Goodwin, ANZ Managing Director Institutional said “At ANZ we are committed to a
better future for New Zealand, both by looking at our own environmental impact
and through financing the transition to a more sustainable built environment.
We are very excited to be joining the New Zealand Green Building Council.”
Andrew Eagles, the chief executive of the NZGBC, welcomed
the new members, and hopes that the government will take a steer from leading
businesses and make the quality of the nation’s homes, workplaces and other
buildings a key priority.
He said: “It’s great to see some of the country’s biggest
and most well-known names signing up to join the Green Building Council. Haere
mai, ANZ, Bunnings, the Ministry of Education, and all our other new members.
“It’s clear that the biggest names in New Zealand
industry can see the benefits of buildings that are safe, healthy, warm and
efficient. Better buildings are good for their business and great for the
health and productivity of their staff too.
“It would be great for our economy and for all New
Zealanders if the new government follows the lead of some of the country’s
biggest and best known organisations, and does all it can to improve the
quality of our homes, workplaces, and other buildings.”