About NZGBC Education

The NZGBC runs a comprehensive programme of industry training and education, ranging from formal green building qualifications, to one-off workshops.

No matter what field you or your organisation works in, or what your training need, NZGBC will have a course or programme that will suit. We are also open to developing training programmes that meet specific needs – please contact our Education and Training Team to discuss this option.


We train and accredit professionals to work with the rating tools available in New Zealand:

  • Green Star Practitioner
  • Green Star Accredited Professional - v3
  • Green Star Accredited Professional - Performance
  • Green Star Accredited Professional - Communities
  • Homestar - Practitioner or Assessor
  • NABERSNZ - Practitioner or Assessor

In-house training

We can come to your workplace to deliver training to your staff – either one of our established courses, or bespoke training that meets the needs of your team. Available to NZGBC member organisations only.

Webinars and workshops

We run a monthly lunchtime webinar series on the last Wednesday of every month featuring topics from NZGBC and the wider industry, suitable for both Accredited Professionals and other industry professionals.

We also host short workshops or masterclasses that are relevant to the New Zealand green building sector.

Do you have an interesting topic you'd like to present for a webinar or workshop? Contact us to find out more.


Many companies in the design or construction sector find that sponsoring an NZGBC training programme or series, gives them excellent exposure to professionals working in that area. Please note, although we invite sponsors to make short presentations to course attendees, we do not permit commercial influence over course content.