Upcoming events


11
Feb
Climate Emergency - what's next for our cities?
  • Mott MacDonald, Auckland
  • 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, 11 Feb

A panel discussion on the recent declaration of a climate emergency here in Aotearoa and what this means for our cities.

18
Feb
Homestar Open Home
  • Hamilton
  • 11:00 am
  • Thursday, 18 Feb

Start the year with a visit to NZGBC members Latitude Homes’ Whakamaru Homestar showhome in Hamilton, hear why they opted for Homestar, and what this means for business.

07
Mar
NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year 2021
  • 11:00 pm
  • Sunday, 07 Mar

Future Thinker of the Year is back for 2021. If a green, sustainable building environment is your thing, read on and get involved.


25
Mar
Environmental Product Declaration and their role in Green Buildings
  • 9:00 am
  • Thursday, 25 Mar

Thinkstep-anz & Firth Industries talked through Environmental Product Declarations, the process and how this relates to green building rating tools.

26
Mar
Homestar case study: the Super Reno
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

‘The Super Reno’ is Auckland’s first stand-alone 10 Homestar rated house, and the nation’s very first 10 Homestar Renovation.

26
Mar
New perspectives on waste in the construction sector
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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.

26
Mar
Social procurement: a massive untapped green gamechanger?
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent by companies and government every year. Why is only a fraction being used wisely, to drive positive change? How can we fully realise the enormous potential for social and green procurement?

26
Mar
Are we on the cusp of a healthy building revolution? Wellbeing, workplaces and the new normal
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

Healthy places for people have recently been thrust onto the wellbeing frontline. Listen back to this World Green Building Week 2020 webinar that explored how we can make sure healthier, less polluting work places become the new normal.

26
Mar
MBIE Building for Climate Change
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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.

26
Mar
Is the financial services industry doing enough for a healthy, green Aotearoa?
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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?

26
Mar
Shovel Ready. Can it ever work?
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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

26
Mar
5 million people. 1000 days. One big idea
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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.

26
Mar
How are our communities responding to climate change?
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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,

26
Mar
Wellington School of Architecture Sustainable Research Showcase
  • 9:00 am
  • Friday, 26 Mar

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

27
Mar
Te Reo Māori in the Built Environment
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 27 Mar

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.

27
Mar
Choosing an Eco Label - Two product companies discuss why they license products with Environmental Choice NZ
  • 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 27 Mar

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

13
Apr
NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year 2021 Awards
  • AUT University, Auckland
  • 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 13 Apr

We are excited to hold the NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year 2021 Awards Evening. The NZGBC Future Thinker of the Year 2021 is someone who has demonstrated environmental knowledge and leadership.


06
May
Green Property Summit
  • Aotea Centre, Auckland
  • 8:00 am
  • Thursday, 06 May

The Property Council of New Zealand in conjunction with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) will host the Green Property Summit, a bi-annual event that will showcase local and international healthy building case studies, explore solutions, and feature key players in the world’s green building sector.

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.

10
Aug
Building Healthy
  • 9:00 am
  • Wednesday, 10 Aug

Listen into this webinar about the 5 Key Factors & the Methods to Achieve High Performance Construction.

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.