Future Thinkers

A gateway for emerging professionals to connect with the green building industry both in New Zealand and globally.

NZGBC Future Thinkers is part of New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), the country's leading sustainable building organisation. NZGBC brings together all sectors of the building community, from urban planners to interior designers, who are committed to creating a sustainable built environment in New Zealand.

Future Thinkers have access to many of the same member benefits as our industry members, plus additional opportunities available just to them.

Anyone who is currently studying in New Zealand at a university/ polytechnic, or has graduated from tertiary education within the last four years, is welcome to join. Membership is free for students, apprentices and recent graduates of NZGBC member tertiary institutions; others pay just $28.50 including GST per year. (See our members directory to confirm if your place of study is a member.)

NZGBC Future Thinkers subscription runs from 1 April to 31 March

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Psst!... did you update your membership for 2019?

If you enjoyed being a member in 2018, remember to renew this year. It's easy just email the following information to office@nzgbc.org.nz

  • Current students - a copy of your course confirmation for 2019 and we'll do the rest.
  • Graduates - if you've graduated within the last four years, a copy of your graduation certificate.

With NZGBC Future Thinkers you can

What's on in 2019?

NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year

If you or someone you know, are passionate about sustainability in the built environment and communities, don't miss this opportunity to stand out in the green building community as our first Future Thinker of the Year. Entry details are available here. Nominations by 28 February 2019!


World Green Building Week, 24-30 September

Our annual celebration of New Zealand's green buildings. A week of activities including photo competition, opportunities for Future Thinkers to present their work to NZGBC industry members at the Green Rooms, tours, volunteering and more.

Green Campus Day 2018

Ara Institute of Canterbury, AUT University, University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington all showcased their green campuses in 2018.

NZGBC Future Thinkers presented: Olivia Leal-Walker, 19 June 2018, Auckland

This event has now passed. Watch the presentations on YouTube NZGBC Future Thinkers

Australian Future Green Leader of the year, Sustainability Manager at Frasers Property, Sydney, Australia.Olivia is young, vibrant and making a difference. On the eve of NZGBC Housing Summit 2018, she spoke to our Future Thinkers about her experience in the construction industry and offered her learnings to help you with your career.

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