Member News July 2015

31 July 2015

Update from Alex:

Keeping relevant in the market with Green Star v3

Yesterday marked an important moment for NZGBC – the release of version 3 of Green Star, the biggest review of what has been our flagship tool and brand, since 2009. The move is important because it marks an evolution in how we have been able to deliver Green Star in the market. Read more

Newly released Green Star v3

After industry consultation, we've made some exciting changes to the Green Star tool in the Innovation, Water, Energy and Materials categories. The tool was launched on July 30 - read more about the changes.

Our website has a new look

Have you checked out our new website? Crisp and clean, the upgraded profile area makes it easier to access your information and make new connections. (More features will be added in the coming months.) To access your profile area, you'll need to create a new password - go on, do it now!

New leasing guide helps market

The Performance Leasing Guide and Model Clauses, launched last month, helps landlords and tenants create better-performing, more energy-efficient buildings. It was developed by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), lawyers DLA Piper New Zealand, and New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). Read more

Have you renewed your membership?

Attention all member delegates! For uninterrupted access to member discounts on events and training, and member news, plus updated logos for your marketing material, please ensure your renewal payment is up to date.For any queries, contact SUSAN

Welcome to the team!

Shay Singh recently joined the NZGBC team as Director of Membership and Operations. He will ensure that we create the very best value for our members. Shay aims to meet as many members as possible, and will be in Christchurch and Wellington in August. Get in touch if you would like to meet up with SHAY

Bay of Plenty gets New Zealand’s first ‘perfect 10’ Homestar house

A home under construction in Papamoa was the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating of 10 Homestar in May. Designed and built by the Tauranga-based Belvedere Group, it is part of a range of homes designed to be sustainable and cost-effective, through minimising waste and maximising passive design. Read more

Duncan Cotterill Plaza achieves Christchurch's first BASE rating

Christchurch’s Duncan Cotterill Plaza is the first building in the city to achieve a rating under BASE (Building a Sustain-able Environment) – the sustainability tool developed specially for the rebuild. Read more

NZGBC students seeking experience with sustainable building

Do you have a project to offer as an internship or practicum to our student members? NZGBC student membership encourages emerging professionals to focus on sustainability and promotes exchange between students and NZGBC members. To find out more contact SUSAN

New research and resources:

Businesses call for government leadership on sustainability

New research by Waikato Management School shows New Zealand businesses want the government to provide clear direction and encourage business sustainability. Read more

World First Circular Economy Model Office Guide

ustainable Business Network has published a simple but comprehensive guide on how to produce a Circular Model Office. SBN are actively seeking case studies for the guide. Download copy and read more