NZGBC Future Thinkers

Future Thinkers is our membership for students and recent graduates. It's a great way to stay up to date and connect with the green building industry.

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is the country’s leading sustainable building organisation. We bring 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.

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What do we do?

As an NZGBC Future Thinker you can:

  • meet and network with other industry members
  • attend some member events free of charge (limited free spaces for Future Thinkers)
  • receive standard member discounts for NZGBC education
  • listing on our NZGBC Future Thinkers directory
  • share or present your research through knowledge updates or member events
  • receive regular member communications
  • apply for internships and volunteer positions when available – at NZGBC and member companies.

  • Who are we?

    NZGBC Future Thinkers is a community of young people with an interest in green building. We are students and apprentices who are studying at a New Zealand tertiary education institution, or have graduated from tertiary education within the last two years.

    Future Thinkers enjoy many of the same member benefits as our industry members. There are also additional opportunities available just to them.

    What is the cost?

    Becoming a NZGBC Future Thinker is free for students, apprentices and recent graduates of NZGBC member tertiary institutions; other students and apprentices pay just $28.50 including GST per year. (See our member directory to confirm if your place of study is a member.) NZGBC Future Thinkers subscription runs from 1 April to 31 March.

    How do I join?

  • Download and fill out the NZGBC Future Thinkers form.
  • Email the completed form, with a copy of your full course confirmation and your valid student ID card, to the address stated on the form.
  • When we receive your application and payment (if required), you will receive a confirmation email from us.