Member News September 2015

29 September 2015

Update from Alex – positioning ourselves for the future

Like any organisation, it’s important for the NZGBC to periodically review the environment we’re operating in, and adjust our strategy accordingly.

What’s happening in New Zealand’s green building sector, and how can we ensure we’re meeting industry need? Read more

Oz/ NZ sustainable portfolios lead the world say GRESB

Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) reviews the latest GRESB report, read more and download report

Highlights from World Green Building Week 2015

How we celebrated at home and around the world, read more and link to Chris Day's lecture about Marshall Day's astounding acoustic design for the Philharmonie de Paris. How we celebrated at home and around the world, read more

Wellington buildings challenge launched

The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) and Wellington City council launched the Wellington Smart Building Challenge this month. Read more

And the first v3 Green Star project registration goes to...

McKee Fehl has registered the $20m refurbishment of the former Dominion Post building in Wellington as the first Green Star project under the new version of the tool. Read more about this and other newly registered Green Star projects.

Homestar makeover for former state houses

Second chance for two old state houses in Glen Innes as they are transformed into Homestar rated homes. Read more

The slow process of generating demand for sustainable homes

NZGBC member Claudia Kaltensteller of Harakeke Consultants talks frankly to the Fifth Estate about the NZ sustainable housing market. Read more

Colliers International claims WPPA prize for 15 Stout St project

Innovation, sustainability and the design standards utilised to give new life to this stunning heritage building wowed the judges for the Wellington Best Project award.Read more

Energy efficiency for facilities and property managers

Energy efficiency guru, Steve Hennessy of WT Sustainability, will talk about realistic and achievable ways to improve the efficiency of your buildings. Attend Steve's talk in October and receive a 15% discount on NABERSNZ Practitioner course. Register

Internships open for student members

NZGBC members have offered to support our student members' green building career ambitions through internships and other opportunities. Read more or contact Susan to get involved.

Resene Total Colour awards 2015 - big scoop for NZGBC members

Isthmus, Element 17, Darryl Church Architecture, Athfield Architects and ASC Architects were all recipients at this year's awards. For a full list of winners and their projects read more

Around the globe

Algae cleans waste water, saves energy

In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy, read more.