Member News November 2015

30 November 2015

Update from Alex: inspired by the WGBC World Congress 2015

Bringing together 31 green building councils from around the world, World Congress is the focal point in the annual calendar for senior leaders to connect, share experiences and consider ideas for the future. Read more

New Homestar to help boost apartments’ sustainability

More than 60 people gathered to help us launch Homestar v3 last week, adapting it for large-scale multi-unit projects. A big thank you to sponsors Willis Bond & Co and Ockham Residential. Read more about the tool and download the latest version.

NZ's corporate climate leaders

Kiwi Property Group has won plaudits for its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The company was the only one in NZ to make the Carbon Disclosure Project’s global A list. Six other NZ companies also ranked this year. Read more and see CDP's Global Climate Change Report (pdf).

Special welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

… The first religious organisation to join NZGBC. We look forward to involving the Diocese in our membership activities.

Better Build Green... to reduce carbon emissions

The COP21 talks in Paris will feature a special buildings day, thanks in part to the World Green Building Council. Its Better Build Green Campaign is raising awareness of the cause and advocating green buildings as the most cost effective way to cut emissions. Read more

2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Congratulations to Laminex NZ which won the Energy Management award at this week’s SBN Awards in Auckland, and to Kiwi Property Group which was commended. Read more about these projects, and our eight high-achieving members who made the finals. Read more

Energy productivity in mid-tier office buildings

A new Green Building Council of Australia / EY report outlines a pathway to improving energy efficiency in Australia’s mid-tier commercial office buildings. Read more

Green Star project registration

King Edward Barracks - Building 2 (KEB2). More detail

Welcome new members

Bayleys Property Services


The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

Sullivan Hall

Harrison Grierson Consultants

LiteGreen Projects

Renelle Gronert Architect

Congratulations to our newly qualified professionals

Homestar Practitioner Diana Jung, Pete Hodge, Nik Senior, Siobahn Liddle

Homestar Assessor Jonathan Smith

Green Star Practitioner Nathan Wichman

Around the globe

International Leadership Award for Romilly Madew

Green Building Council of Australia chief executive Romilly Madew has been presented with a leadership award from the US Green Building Council. Read more

End of year

Celebrate the end of 2015 at NZGBC Member Drinks

Join us, our guest speakers and your NZGBC member peers to swap stories and celebrate green building. Register your attendance in Auckland 2 December (includes AGM), Wellington 3 December and Christchurch 9 December.

The NZGBC office will be closed after Wednesday 23 Dec 2015 and will reopen on Monday 11 Jan 2016.

We wish you a festive holiday break, and thank you again for your input and support over 2015.

Just a reminder that for Green Star submissions made after 30 November, assessment results will not be available until late January.