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Thousands of New Zealand homes put through new health check

Monday, 10 December 2018, 1:16 pm | Green Building Council

Thousands of Kiwi homes have been put through a new healthy home check – launched just three weeks ago – to gauge how warm, safe and dry they are. New Zealanders have put over 5,000 homes through the free HomeFit online check, which was launched ... More >>

Major New Initiative to Improve New Zealand Homes

Monday, 19 November 2018, 7:30 pm | Green Building Council

A significant new initiative to improve the nation’s homes will be launched today (Monday 19 November) by the New Zealand Green Building Council. For the very first time in New Zealand, Kiwis will be able to simply check any home to see if it is ... More >>

Wellington building takes out international green award

Friday, 7 September 2018, 11:06 am | Green Building Council

A Wellington building has taken out an international green award at a gala ceremony in Singapore. More >>

International plaudits for Panuku community plans

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:32 pm | Green Building Council

Urban redevelopment agency, Panuku Development Auckland, has won international endorsement for its approach to large-scale development projects. More >>

Hidden Building Pollution Exposed: New Report

Monday, 14 May 2018, 12:27 pm | Green Building Council

Much more must be done to tackle the amount of climate change pollution produced by New Zealand’s buildings, suggests a new report released today by a team of international independent sustainability consultants. The new report by thinkstep, who work with ... More >>

Business behemoths back dramatic shift in energy use

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:26 am | Green Building Council

Powerful coalition calls on new Government to do more to back national energy efficiency scheme More >>

New Housing Minister Must Deliver Strong Healthy Homes

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:59 am | Green Building Council

Delivering a Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in 100 days is the first important task on the desk of new Housing Minster Phil Twyford, says the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) today. More >>

New Chair Named for Top Building Industry Group

Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:12 am | Green Building Council

The head of New Zealand’s second biggest construction company has been elected as the new Chair of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), one of the most influential positions in the country’s building industry. Gary Walker, the executive ... More >>

Green Building Council & Superhome Movement Join Forces

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:56 am | Green Building Council

Efforts to make New Zealanders’ homes warmer, drier, and more efficient have received a big boost with the announcement that the burgeoning Superhome movement, which promotes better, more sustainable housing, has partnered with the New Zealand Green Building ... More >>

Thousands of Kiwis to Take Part in World Green Building Week

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:59 am | Green Building Council

World Green Building Week kicks off on Monday, and the New Zealand Green Building Council have organised a host of events across the country to celebrate. More >>

Green Building Council Responds to Planning Announcement

Monday, 4 September 2017, 2:20 pm | Green Building Council

Responding to the National Party’s announcement this afternoon on new urban planning laws, Andrew Eagles, chief executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council, said: More >>

Strong Support for New Home Quality Verification Tool

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 10:29 am | Green Building Council

25 July 2017 - With the launch of the biggest update and overhaul to the Homestar standard since it was first introduced in 2010, the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is making it easier for the building and construction sector to lift and ... More >>

Green homes rise 10-fold in New Zealand since 2015

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 2:09 pm | Green Building Council

The significant increase over the last three years in new homes registering under the Homestar™ rating tool proves New Zealanders want reliable and independent assurance that they are buying and building, healthier homes that attain high standards of ... More >>

Super green home targets top tier of rating systems

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:38 pm | Green Building Council

A four bedroom rammed earth house under construction in Beachlands, Auckland aims to show that it is possible for green homes to achieve top marks under three different rating systems in New Zealand: Homestar, Passivhaus and Living Building Challenge. More >>

Wellington's first 10 Home Star Design rated house

Friday, 2 June 2017, 11:10 am | Green Building Council

Is this the best house in the North Island? Eco Green Homes Ltd latest design has achieved an independently verified 10-star Home Star Design rating and a 5 star ‘Lifemark’ rating, the highest design rating in the North Island. More >>

1970s office block in Wellington is now energy-smart

Monday, 29 May 2017, 1:24 pm | Green Building Council

Once outdated the 46 year old Aorangi House in central Wellington has achieved a ‘market-leading’ NABERSNZ base building rating demonstrating an energy performance over 50 percent better than an average New Zealand office. More >>

New Zealand Green Building Council gains momentum

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:10 pm | Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council is pleased to welcome Auckland Airport, Housing NZ, Tamaki Regeneration Company, Watercare and RCP as its newest members. More >>

NZGBC improves office performance to achieve NABERSNZ rating

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 3:50 pm | Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has achieved a market leading 5 star NABERSNZ Tenant rating for its Auckland office, an improvement of half a star from last year’s rating. NABERSNZ is a system for rating the energy efficiency of office ... More >>

NZGBC celebrates a decade of quality building

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 10:26 am | Green Building Council

Building green has entered the mainstream in New Zealand. As the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) marks its 10th anniversary, it’s clear that incorporating sustainability into buildings is becoming standard business practice. More >>

Three sustainable builds showcased

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:24 am | Green Building Council

A central Auckland office building and a Northland kura kaupapa have achieved ‘New Zealand excellence’ Green Star ratings, and eight Housing New Zealand homes have achieved high Homestar ratings, in time to celebrate World Green Building Week 2016. More >>

 

 

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