Media Releases

Our response to the Government's Wellbeing Budget

Thursday 30 May 2019


The Wellbeing Budget hasn’t done enough to address New Zealand’s terrible housing, and there’s no indication that new hospitals and schools will be energy efficient, healthy green places.

Budget must give New Zealanders healthy, warm homes and tackle climate change pollution

Tuesday 28 May 2019


Until all New Zealand children are living in healthy, warm homes, the country’s economy cannot be called a success, said the Green Building Council ahead of Thursday’s world-first Wellbeing Budget.

We also called for measures to slash climate change emissions to be included in the Budget, and for any new infrastructure projects such as schools or hospitals to deliver healthy, green buildings.

Major new initiative to improve New Zealand homes

Monday 19 November 2018


A significant new initiative to improve the nation’s homes will be launched today (Monday 19 November) by the New Zealand Green Building Council.

For the very first time in New Zealand, Kiwis will be able to simply check any home to see if it is warm, safe and dry, thanks to the launch of the new project, called HomeFit.

Wellington building takes out international green award

Thursday 6 September 2018


A Wellington building has taken out an international green award at a gala ceremony in Singapore.

Aorangi House on Molesworth Street, home to engineering consultancy Beca, was praised by the World Green Building Council as a ‘well-deserved winner’, and a ‘stellar example’ of a green building.