Member News May 2016

28 May 2016

Update from Alex: Tackling the housing crisis

Debate about residential affordability seems to be reaching fever pitch in the media, with point-scoring causing some surprising opinions from the major political parties. Read more

Countdown to the summit

Phil Twyford, Auckland, and Carolyn Ingles, Christchurch, are the opening speakers. Read about our full line-up of summit speakers and register for Auckland or Christchurch.

Eco-label for steel products

Recently endorsed by ECNZ, NZ Steel and Pacific Steel's flat and long products are now eligible for points under Green Star and Homestar rating tools that recognise the ECNZ eco-label. Read more

From 2 to 9 Homestar – raising the renovation bar

Transforming a substandard house into an energy-efficient, healthy home is a daunting task. Now with a 9 Homestar Design rating in the bag, Buildology and Smith & Sons are working towards project completion. Follow the blog

EECA rewards industry leaders

Viv Heslop was anything but low energy as she received her EECA Energy Leadership award. Special congratulations also to our winning NZGBC members and projects: Laminex New Zealand, Argosy with Te Puni Kokiri, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Christchurch City Council and Ceres Organics. Full winner list

Student members – looking for industry experience?

If you are a student member, find out about our internship opportunities.

Membership renewal reminder

Here's a reminder to key persons to watch for member renewal invoices in early June. Prompt renewal will give you and your colleagues uninterrupted access to NZGBC resources. For membership matters contact Susan.

LAST CHANCE FOR 2016 – have you submitted your project?

The NZGBC is endorsing member projects for entry to the Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. In 2014 New Zealand project Te Mirumiru childcare centre won one of the top awards - this year it could be you! Read more about the awards or contact Shay.

Turning good into excellent

Done well, Green Star innovation credits can turn a good building into an award winner. Our first breakfast meeting introduced culture, cultural, heritage & identity and social return on investment for innovation, with experts from CASA, Argosy and NDY sharing their project experiences. See past slide presentations and register for the next in the series.

Innovative procurement in the built environment - research topic

Are you a company with less than 250 employees active in the construction industry (new build, facilities management, or retrofit)? AUT is researching firms interacting with innovative suppliers of green-tech construction products and services. Participate in the survey and/or follow the research blog.

New project registrations

Green Star and Homestar projects registered in May. Read more

Welcome to our new members

Workspace Architects

MIRO Project Management

David Reid Homes

Greenwood Roche – Project Lawyers

10 Star Homes

Siga NZ

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

NABERSNZ Practitioners: Ian McLeod, James Campbell, John Davey, Andrew Morgan, Peter Young, Lloyd Franks, Bing Li

NABERSNZ Trainee Assessors: Alan Maharaj, Darren Baxter, Simon Ross

External events

Retail Conference 2016, Auckland, 21 July

International Tropical Architecture Design Competition 2016 for Institutes of Higher Learning – The future of green tropical living, Singapore, submissions close 8 July