Upcoming events


11
Nov
Climate Change & Business Conference
  • Aotea Centre, Auckland
  • 8:30 am
  • Wednesday, 11 Nov

The 2020 Climate Change + Business Conference will explore the extent to which businesses, policy-makers, and civil society have seized the opportunity to transform our future.

11
Nov
Environmental Product Declaration and their role in Green Buildings
  • 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 11 Nov

For the last Products & Materials webinar of 2020, we’ve invited thinkstep-anz & Firth Industries who will be talking through Environmental Product Declarations, the process and how this relates to green building rating tools.

13
Nov
The Fourth Dimension
  • 11:30 am
  • Friday, 13 Nov

Project managers are increasingly under pressure to meet their top three priorities: time, quality and cost.

David Fullbrook will lead a panel of leading project managers as they work through balancing the traditional three, and add the new dimension: the environment.

26
Nov
AGM & Member Drinks
  • Bayleys House , Auckland
  • 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, 26 Nov

Join us at our Annual General Meeting and catch-up with the NZGBC member community over drinks and nibbles.

FREE member ONLY event.

02
Dec
MBIE Building for Climate Change
  • 9:00 am
  • Wednesday, 02 Dec

Listen back to this World Green Building Week webinar as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment discuss their first public consultation for the new Building for Climate Change programme – the building and construction sector’s contribution to New Zealand’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

03
Dec
Is the financial services industry doing enough for a healthy, green Aotearoa?
  • 9:00 am
  • Thursday, 03 Dec

How can the financial services industry play a significant part in driving sustainable, healthy buildings and communities? Does the industry have an obligation to do so? Tackling climate change makes economic sense, does it also make financial sense?

04
Dec
Shovel Ready. Can it ever work?
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 04 Dec

Can shovel ready as a concept ever deliver an economic stimulus that also delivers a zero carbon, more equitable Aotearoa?

04
Dec
5 million people. 1000 days. One big idea
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 04 Dec

Together with Auckland Conversations we hosted a panel of industry experts to discuss the challenges they are currently facing and what they believe the new governments focus should be for the next three years.

05
Dec
How are our communities responding to climate change?
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 05 Dec

Listen back to this webinar as panellists from the Waikato bring their ideas and actions to the table in celebration of #WGBW2020. This is a Green Speak Waikato event for World Green Building Week,

05
Dec
Wellington School of Architecture Sustainable Research Showcase
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 05 Dec

Listen back to this recording of the latest sustainable architectural research from thesis level students at Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture.

07
Dec
Choosing an Eco Label - Two product companies discuss why they license products with Environmental Choice NZ
  • 9:00 am
  • Monday, 07 Dec

We invited two NZGBC member companies who use ECNZ licensing for their products to explain why this is good for their businesses.

12
Dec
Te Reo Māori in the Built Environment
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 12 Dec

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori listen back to this recording with an expert panel who discussed how we can all embed Māori design and language in our built environment.

25
Dec
New perspectives on waste in the construction sector
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 25 Dec

Listen in to experts from the Waikato and beyond advise the construction sector on ways to reduce waste. Sustainable Business Network, Hamilton City Council and Waste Management all contribute to the discussion. This webinar is a Green Speak Waikato event.

01
Jun
Introduction to HomeFit
  • 9:00 am
  • Sunday, 01 Jun

HomeFit is a no-nonsense, straightforward way to check if a home is warm, safe and dry, and it works in two easy ways. Find out more in this video.

09
Dec
Ecolabels and their role in Green Buildings
  • 9:00 am
  • Monday, 09 Dec

Products and Materials Webinar | Listen to Brad Crowley, NZGBC and Francesca Lipscombe, General Manager at The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust as she discussed ecolabels and their role in Green Buildings.

01
Jan
Kāinga Ora, urban development and social housing
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 01 Jan

Andrew McKenzie, CEO of Kāinga Ora joined us following the budget on 14 May to outline the forward programme for urban development and social housing.

01
Jan
Using sustainable products in Green Star and Homestar projects
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 01 Jan

Brad Crowley and Danidu Wijekoon from the NZGBC and Alex Reiche from Building Excellence Group started our new PluggedIn webinar series related to products and materials, discussing what can be used in Green star and Homestar projects.

01
May
Insights and lessons learned to date – One year after the release of Design & As Built
  • 9:00 am
  • Sunday, 01 May

This webinar discussed some insights and lessons learned, potential pitfalls to avoid and some tips for your next submission from a GSAP who has spent some time using the new tool.


14
May
Building a better, healthier, greener Aotearoa post COVID-19
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 14 May

Listen into this Green Building Council-hosted panel discussion, diving in to the big topics of our economic recovery, the opportunities to leap forward to a zero carbon Aotearoa with healthier homes and buildings for New Zealanders, and the possibilities to create thousands of new green collar jobs.

10
Jun
The future of urban development and transport
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 10 Jun

Listen to one of Aotearoa’s most well-known politicians, Phil Twyford, a webinar on the future of urban development and transport.

14
Jul
MBIE - Building for Climate Change
  • 9:00 am
  • Thursday, 14 Jul

Hear from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about their ‘once in a generation’reform programme to reduce emissions in the building and construction sector.

30
Nov
Cycle friendly design - safety, parking and end-of-trip facilities
  • 9:00 am
  • Wednesday, 30 Nov

Find out how to encourage and recognise buildings that facilitate the use of bicycles by occupants and visitors in this video presentation.

31
Dec
Building Life Cycle Assessment
  • 12:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

This video covers what building LCA is, research BRANZ and industry partners have done to make LCA easier for designers, and a description of how LCA has been applied.

31
Dec
Hutt City Council ground thermal piles for ground source heating & cooling
  • 12:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

This online video discusses work on the recently refurbished Hutt City Council building.

31
Dec
Designing out construction waste
  • 12:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

John Jamison from Inside Out presents the outcomes and experience gained from the Designing Out Construction Waste study (DoW)

31
Dec
Blower door testing
  • 1:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

This video by Alexander & Co demonstrates how blower door testing is done and how it has been adopted in New Zealand.

31
Dec
Good practice stormwater management
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Holmes Consulting Group shared their knowledge on good stromwater design practice and how to achieve them in Green Star and Homestar.

31
Dec
Green Star case study: Mason Bros. building
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Warner Brunton from Mott MacDonald presented this case study on the 6 Star Green Star rating on the Mason Bros building in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.

31
Dec
Understanding sustainability & offsite construction opportunities
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

An introduction to the potential benefits of prefabrication of houses in NZ.

31
Dec
Green Star Design & As Built refresher
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

For current Green Star Practitioners and GSAP's ONLY

31
Dec
Super-walls and panel systems
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Bob Burnett and Dan Saunders will tell you in this video how to design and build good walls and panel systems for low impact, healthy, Homestar homes.

31
Dec
Disruption and digital transformation
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Daiman Otto will be discussed disruption and digital transformation – changing the game to building in Aoteaora.

31
Dec
Utilise sustainable procurement
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Auckland Council discuss how to utilise sustainable procurement through facilities maintenance contracts using their recent crematoria case study.

31
Dec
Communicating sustainability in the built environment
  • 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, 31 Dec

Discussion around the future of sustainability and the role we can play as professionals to ensure a healthier planet.