Member News March 2015

31 March 2015

Update from Alex: Our 2015 Green Property Summit inspired, challenged and celebrated

What a great day the Green Property Summit was. Last week nearly 200 industry professionals joined us, and a bevy of international experts in Auckland, for the latest on green building. It’s always hard to synthesise a few impressions from a day of information onslaught, but here goes. Read more

International experts, debate, discussion, data and much inspiration – last week’s Summit had it all.

  • Green Property Summit 2015 Photos (coming soon)
  • Green Property Summit presentations (coming soon)
  • Master Classes 2015 presentations (coming soon)

Willis Bond & Co target 7 Homestar at Wynyard Quarter

The residential precinct is the first large-scale development of its type in New Zealand to target the 7 Homestar environmental rating. Read more...


A close partnership between Newcrest and tenant IAG, has helped the NZI Centre gain half a star to reach a 'market leading' 5.5 out of 6 stars. Read more...

NZ’s first 9 Homestar rating in Christchurch

Bob Burnett Architecture has just achieved New Zealand’s first 9 Homestar design rating, for a home under construction in Church Square, Addington. Follow this on FaceBook

Research Survey

The NZGBC and Property Council New Zealand are working together on a research project looking at New Zealand’s green building industry. Please complete the short survey today and go into the draw to win a bottle of Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2013. Green Building Survey

Around the globe

Conference report: sustainable cities are connected cities

NZGBC’s Vanessa McGrath reports from the plethora of inspiring topics at Green Cities 2015 in Melbourne earlier this month. Read more

Green Building Associations Working to Align Standards


Extreme Green

Looking for ideas? Roofs, walls and roof-top farms - 21 examples from around the globe.Read more...

Bristol approves UK's first municipal energy company

Wholly-owned by the council, Bristol Energy will provide local people with low carbon electricity and support energy efficiency.Read more...