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NZGBC Green Star Advisory Board Change

Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 7:54 pm | Green Building Council

Five new independent industry leaders have been appointed to the New Zealand Green Building Council’s (NZGBC) Green Star Advisory Committee as part of the ongoing collaboration with the sector to drive lower carbon, healthier, efficient buildings ... More >>

Improving Buildings Could Save New Zealand Almost $40 Billion And Slash Emissions

Friday, 17 May 2024, 5:58 am | Green Building Council

Improving buildings could save New Zealand almost $40 billion and slash emissions equivalent to taking half our country’s petrol cars off the road. A new report just released by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) shows introducing ... More >>

Leader In Circular Economy Appointed To New Zealand Green Building Council Board

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:10 am | Green Building Council

Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Phoenix Metalman Recycling, Hilary West-Reeve has been voted onto the Board at the 2023 Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday. Each Board member represents one of the five membership categories: ... More >>

Green Building Council Responds To Labour Party’s Housing Rebates Policy

Friday, 8 September 2023, 2:40 pm | Green Building Council

Fixing our unhealthy homes brings a wealth of benefits for New Zealanders. It gives families cosy, snug places to build memories. It means homes need less energy to maintain a warm, healthy temperature, helping to drive down energy bills – especially ... More >>

New Zealand Green Building Council Response To Green Party Clean Power Payment Policy

Sunday, 13 August 2023, 8:41 pm | Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) says today’s policy from the Green Party offers some sensible ways for our country to tackle our woeful housing and is urging all parties to work together to address New Zealand’s cold, damp, inefficient ... More >>

Green Party Housing Policy Provides Vital Incentive For Better, More Inclusive Housing, NZ Green Building Council Says

Sunday, 2 July 2023, 5:28 am | Green Building Council

New Green Party housing policy provides a vital incentive for better, more inclusive housing, the New Zealand Green Building Council says. Speaking to Newshub Nation this morning, Green Party co-leader James Shaw revealed his party would use development ... More >>

LED Expansion Not The Lightbulb Moment Needed To Tackle New Zealand’s Cold, Inefficient Housing

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 2:29 pm | Green Building Council

Budget 2023 provides a $400 million boost for the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme – extending insulation and heating improvements for four years, and expanding it to cover things like energy efficient hot water heaters and LEDs. “Investing in our ... More >>

Political Party Promise To Improve Unhealthy Homes ‘Could Swing The Election’

Wednesday, 19 April 2023, 10:26 am | Green Building Council

Promises to improve the woeful state of New Zealand’s unhealthy homes could be enough to swing the vote of over a million voters, according to a recent poll. Asked in a recent ConsumerLink survey ‘Would you be more likely, the same or less likely ... More >>

$150billion Economic Boost From Lower Carbon Homes And Buildings, Reveals New Report

Monday, 12 September 2022, 9:29 am | Green Building Council

The New Zealand economy could receive a multi-billion dollar injection, totalling almost $150billion, if new homes and buildings are constructed to be less polluting, the very first study of its kind has found. The new report, written by leading economic ... More >>

Insulation Standards Delayed: New Zealand’s False Start In Race To Zero-carbon Building

Friday, 15 July 2022, 4:06 pm | Green Building Council

With New Zealand's building industry racing to zero carbon, our country has failed to even complete the warmup. Following industry consultation the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today confirmed it will extend the time to comply with ... More >>

Master Of Architecture Student Eloise Blewden Crowned Future Thinker Of The Year For 2022

Monday, 30 May 2022, 12:21 pm | Green Building Council

The annual award, run by the New Zealand Green Building Council, acknowledges a student or young professional who demonstrates environmental knowledge and leadership, and recognizes their success and passion for greener, better buildings. “I’m ... More >>

Government Set To Delay Pollution Busting Warmer Homes Before Ink Is Dry On Emissions Reduction Plan

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 4:33 pm | Green Building Council

The government is set to delay plans to improve the insulation of new homes in New Zealand, just days after including the measures in the much vaunted emissions reduction plan unveiled last week. The emissions reduction plan included a move to improve ... More >>

Budget’s Warm Homes Plan ‘literally The Least The Government Could Do’ | Green Building Council

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:21 pm | Green Building Council

The one year extension to the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme announced in today’s Budget has been called ‘literally the least the government could do’ by the Green Building Council. Today’s Budget only extended the home insulation and heating ... More >>

Government Plan To Slash Emissions ‘As Damp As A Wellington Flatshare’ Says Green Building Council

Monday, 16 May 2022, 2:46 pm | Green Building Council

The government hasn’t gone far enough to tackle the carbon pollution from homes and buildings in today’s emissions reduction plan says the Green Building Council. The built environment makes up 20 per cent of New Zealand’s carbon footprint , ... More >>

Pollution Busting Home Renos Should Be At Heart Of Next Week’s Government Climate Announcements

Friday, 13 May 2022, 12:48 pm | Green Building Council

The government cannot afford to ignore New Zealand’s homes and buildings in next week’s major climate change announcements, warns the Green Building Council, ahead of the unveiling of the emissions reduction plan, the climate emergency response ... More >>

Green Building Council Response To Building Code Energy Efficiency Changes

Monday, 29 November 2021, 2:47 pm | Green Building Council

Today’s government announcement on warmer, healthier, energy efficient homes and buildings highlights is welcome, but the changes don’t require enough insulation for it to be warmly welcomed, say the Green Building Council today. The not-for-profit ... More >>

Government Green Building Commitment Gets National And International Applause | Green Building Council Response

Friday, 12 November 2021, 11:31 am | Green Building Council

Responding to today’s government green building commitment, made on COP26’s day dedicated to the built environment, Andrew Eagles, chief executive of the New Zealand Green Building Council, said: “This is a great announcement for New Zealanders, ... More >>

Green Building Council Response To Emissions Reduction Plan Consultation

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:47 am | Green Building Council

Responding to today’s (Wednesday) launch of the government’s consultation on how to slash climate change pollution, Green Building Council chief executive Andrew Eagles said: More >>

New Report Reveals Government Failing To Cut Building Pollution, Threatening Paris Climate Obligations

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:09 am | Green Building Council

The government is failing to adequately slash the carbon emissions of New Zealand’s builings, thereby threatening its ability to meet international climate change obligations reveals a new assessment report unveiled today (23 September). Just weeks before ... More >>

Govt Unveils Plans For 'once In A Generation' Green Building Reform | Council Response

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:05 pm | Green Building Council

The Government’s plans to transform the building sector to slash emissions is a huge step towards tackling climate change, the New Zealand Green Building Council says. For years the NZGBC and its 500 strong membership throughout the sector have ... More >>





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