Member News August 2015

26 August 2015

Update from Alex: Powering positive change

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to have heads down and tails up – but here at NZGBC we’ve recently been reflecting on big-picture progress across the built environment. What got us thinking was the theme of next month’s World Green Building Week: Powering Positive Change. Read more

Doors open at 10 Homestar homes in Christchurch and Tauranga

It's been a landmark month for Homestar: we've seen the first 10 Homestar Built rating awarded in Christchurch, and Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges opening the first 10 Homestar Design home in Tauranga. Learn more about how to design a 10 Homestar home at our "How to" workshop.

World Green Building Week: 21-27 September, 2015

Explore, learn and celebrate the power of positive change during World Green Building Week. We're staging tours, talks and films, some in conjunction with Auckland Architecture Week. Find out what's happening here in New Zealand and around the globe.

Is your membership up to date?

If you are unable to access your member discounts and member directory listing from 1 September, your membership may have expired. Contact to renew.

Do you need flexible CBD space?

We have hot desks and meeting / training space available to hire at special member rates. If you would like some space in the CBD on a casual or regular basis, contact

Explore the new NABERSNZ website

The new site is more user-friendly, making it easier for tenants, owners, property managers and architects/designers to discover the advantages of NABERSNZ. Take a look

Homestar at home in Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council is including incentives for Homestar-rated development in its Proposed District Plan. The plan will be notified in two weeks.

Green Star project registration

Waterfront Auckland - Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct - Mason Brothers Building Read more

Around the globe

Opera House turns green

Australia's iconic opera house joins a small handful of World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally. Read more

The new face behind global green building

World Green Building Council CEO Terri Wills speaks out on why buildings are central to the fight against climate change and the importance of partnerships. Read more

Australian Green Star statistics confirm sustainability is here to stay

The numbers are growing: nearly 200,000 people will soon be living and working in rated buildings. Read more

Rewarding the circular economy

The Circulars is an international awards programme that recognises those who've made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles. Read more

Welcome to our new members

A warm welcome to our new NZGBC members:

Economech Services

Woods Furniture NZ

New qualifed professionals

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals:

Homestar Practitioner: Simon McLean

Green Star Practitioner: Jeffrey Chang