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.

Paul 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.”