News digest: big commitments to net zero carbon buildings, energy efficiency vital to climate action

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Leading cities and organisations around the world are committing to net zero carbon buildings, job growth in the US energy efficiency sector this year could more than double 2018's increase, Finland pledges to be carbon neutral by 2035 and researchers have developed a wood product they claim is stronger than steel. These stories and more in our regular round up of green building and climate change news.

​A budget, a bill, and our buildings

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Tomorrow the Government will deliver the first Wellbeing Budget at 2pm. It’s sure to garner airtime, screen space and column inches across media outlets in Aotearoa, and overseas too. The New Zealand Green Building Council has secured a spot in the Budget lock-up, amongst the political journalists and leading analysts.

You told us. Member survey responses 2019

Monday 27 May 2019

We thought our 2018 Member Survey bagged a great response but 2019 has then hit it out of the ballpark. The ideas you’ve shared with us provided so many useful insights and constructive ideas to ensure all New Zealanders live in warm, healthy homes, and to clean up building and construction pollution.

Momentum for green buildings and NABERSNZ gathers pace

Monday 27 May 2019

Just hours after the government made a major announcement about the zero carbon bill, dozens of industry figures and key people in the green building sector bustled into venues at two of our major cities to discuss the growing movement for energy efficient buildings.