Member News September 2016

26 September 2016

Update from Alex: lasting positive change

With only a few days until our new CEO, Andrew Eagles, starts, it’s obviously an opportune moment to reflect on how far we’ve come during my time in the role. Read more

World Green Building Week is here!

The week kicked off with a walking tour; thank you to Fonterra and ASB Waterfront Theatre for opening their doors, and to our green building supporters and partner organisations who braved the rain. See our other activities this week and around the world.

Passing the baton

Andrew Eagles, NZGBC new Chief Executive takes up his role this week. We bid farewell to Alex Cutler, who has guided the organisation for the last 6 years.

Green Star ratings, city and seaside

A Northland kura kaupapa and Bayleys House in Auckland CBD have both achieved ‘New Zealand excellence’ Green Star ratings. Read more

Homestar for Housing New Zealand

The national housing provider has achieved eight Homestar 6 ratings for new homes in a Mt Roskill development, and has multiple similar projects in the pipeline. Read more

Asia Pacific Network Leadership Award finalist

Congratulations to Ceres Organics and Norak Properties: they're among the finalists for these prestigious World Green Building Council awards. Winners will be announced in early October. Read more

70s office block ramps up energy savings

While a soaring, state-of-the-art, glass façade at Zurich House is eye catching, the building’s energy performance is the current show stealer. Read more

New NZGBC membership structure

As part of our simplified governance structure, we have introduced a revised fee structure, effective from 1 October 2016. Log in to your dashboard from that date to find your new membership class. See new fee structure.

First Built rating for Matakana Green

New Zealand's first 7 Homestar residential development has completed its first rating. Visit website

Waste Management turning electric

They've sent their first diesel trucks to Amsterdam to be converted to electric. Next, Waste Management plans to use electricity generated from waste to fuel their growing EV fleet. Read more

New project registrations

Six Homestar projects totalling more than 300 dwellings. Read more

Welcome to our new members

Tonkin and Taylor Ltd

Hero International Ltd

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Green Star Practitioners - Gherardo Gambaro, Peter Moore, Nurit Zubery, Dat Doan, Jake Abbot

Green Star Accredited Professionals - Nick Kennedy, James Rodger, Amedeo Papi, Michelle Johansson, Natalie Jump, Slava Alexandrov, Elzine Braasch, Ashwin Patel, Sarah Daniell, Paul Naylor, Graham Bowhill, Ken Johnston, Ashneel Shankar

Around the globe

What will the next decade bring?

The low-down from the International Green Building Conference 2016. Read the summary

Ground-breaking energy-efficient mortgages initiative

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy-efficient homes, or committing to implement energy-saving work within properties. Read more

Urban Coup meets Nightingale

A Melbourne collective is expanding the Nightingale affordable home model for greater community and eco-friendly habitation. Read more

External Events

FESTA 2016 Inner-city spaces are transformed with immense installations, including a temporary city made from reused ‘waste’ materials. Christchurch, 21-26 October

Superhome launch meetings Wellington, 27 September; Auckland, 29 September

Natural Building Conference Hawke's Bay, 22-23 October

Facilities Integrate Trade show that brings together facilities management and system integration industries. Auckland, 3-4 November

Research and Reports

Managing Innovative Suppliers AUT research

Take part in this new four-question survey and enter the draw to win a copy of the Business Model Generation Book. See earlier survey results

Magazine subscription offer for members

Take your pick of four stunning magazines: Urbis, Interior, Houses or Architecture NZ; enter discount token code NZGBC2016 for a 25% discount. Expires November 18 2016. Subscribe