Member News June 2016

26 June 2016

Update from Alex: Shifting up a gear

Homestar is setting a new quality baseline for Auckland residential housing, and exciting Green Star news for a Christchurch community. Read more

WorldGBC commits to net-zero

In support of the Paris Agreement, WorldGBC announces its plan for net-zero buildings to be commonplace worldwide by 2050. Read more

NZGBC office achieves ‘excellent’ NABERSNZ rating

New Zealand Green Building Council has just achieved it’s very own NABERSNZ Tenancy energy performance rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible 6. This is considered “excellent performance”. Thanks to Kane Tarrant of Colliers International for assessing the office space. Read more

Green Star buildings collect awards

Our members are up on the awards podium again: Mansons TCLM and collaborators won the Property Industry Awards' Supreme Award for the NZME Central Headquarters; and Jasmax's work on the Fonterra Centre won them the large workspace award at the 2016 Interior Awards, and a merit for Green Building at the Property Industry awards.

NABERSNZ – great for business, says Bayleys

This short video explains why energy efficiency ratings benefit office investors, developers, landlords and tenants. Watch here

Membership renewals reminder

Thanks to members who have already renewed this year. If you haven't yet, there's still time! Any queries about your renewal payment, contact Susan.

Green Star rating at Golden Sands School

A 800sqm classroom block has achieved a 5 Green Star Built rating for its environmentally resilient design; this sits sweetly alongside the school's 5 Green Star rating for phase 1 of its development. Congratulations to Golden Sands School, Papamoa and our members Jasmax, Arrow International, BCD Group, Innerscape and the Ministry of Education, for making it happen.

Housing Summit wrap-up

In case you missed the 2016 Sustainable Housing Summit or would like to refresh your memory, here are the full slideshow presentations and event photos. Also, you can listen to radio interviews with speakers Andrea Reimer, James Legge and Daiman Otto.

New project registrations

Green Star and Homestar projects registered in June, including the largest single Homestar project with 1400 dwellings. Read more

Sustainable product news

Newly released sustainable building products now available in New Zealand

And new certifications:

Welcome to our new members

Permit Shop

Morel Construction

Trade Innovations

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Contact our new professionals through the NZGBC Accredited Professionals directory.

Homestar Assessors: Siobahn Liddle, Lyn Maltby, Nik Gregg

Green Star Practitioners: Bing Li, Andrew Parkinson, Darren Cutfield, Errol Newlands, Francisco Yanez, Guru Singh, Troy Rayner, Dan Henderson

Green Star Accredited Professionals: Alana Edgar, Matthew King, Derek Smith, Carmen Knobloch, Harry Boyle, Anthony Gates

NABERSNZ Assessors: Ben Bently

External competitions/events

International Green Star Interiors 2016 - Register your entry now until October 2016.

Workshop: Facilitating community-led placemaking with Milenko Matanovic, Auckland, 28-29 July 2016. This workshop will give you skills, processes and inspiration to facilitate engaging community placemaking processes.

BuildNZ/DesignEx Canterbury, 4-6 August 2016

CleanEnviro Summit 2016 - in conjunction with World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week, Singapore, 10-14 July 2016

World GBC Congress Sweden 2016, Sweden, 17-20 October 2016. The theme is "Building Sustainably", and there are early-bird offers for NZGBC member organisations.

Around the globe

New Chair for World GBC

Singapore's Tai Lee Siang will lead the WGBC Board of Directors. He's the first Asian to be appointed to this post, reflecting an increasing interest in transformation among Asian cities, and in recognition of the work Mr Tai has already achieved in this area. Read more and meet the WGBC's full Board

Mandatory disclosure threshold in Australia reduced to 1,000m2

This announcement was made by the Australian Federal Government with effect from 1 July 2017. The current disclosure programme for all office space of 2,000sqm or more has resulted in an "unprecedented transformation" of the mid-tier office market. Read more