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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 >>

NZGBC: Energy Use In 1 Million Square Metres Of Office Space Measured And Rated.

Monday, 22 June 2020, 2:48 pm | Green Building Council

The users of a million square metres of office space have had their energy use measured and rated. However, an estimated 90 percent of office workers are still in the dark about how they could reduce their power bills and carbon emissions. Since it launched ... More >>

Half Of Kiwis Say A Promise To Urgently Improve Unhealthy Homes Could Swing Their Vote In Election

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9:43 am | Green Building Council

Half of New Zealanders are more likely to vote for a political party in this year’s general election that promises to ‘significantly and urgently’ improve the unhealthy state of homes in Aotearoa. The Consumerlink survey, carried out for the Green Building ... More >>

Smart Sheep Set for School Trial

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 2:49 pm | Green Building Council

A smart sheep, whose horns unfurl and nose turns blue when a room is cold and damp, is helping students at an Auckland school understand the benefits of healthy homes. More >>

New Plan Unveiled to Slash Climate Emissions From Buildings

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:16 am | Green Building Council

The Government is being warned today that it will fail in its key pledge to tackle climate change if it does not improve New Zealand’s internationally criticised Building Code and also insist on energy efficiency declarations being made public ... More >>

New Zealand’s Most Famous Buildings to go Green

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:11 pm | Green Building Council

Three of New Zealand’s most famous buildings – The Beehive, Parliament House, and the Parliamentary Library – are set to be greener, healthier, and more energy efficient. More >>

Budget response: Green Building Council

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 6:35 pm | Green Building Council

Responding to today’s Budget, economist Andrew Eagles, chief executive of the Green Building Council, said: “Child wellbeing is a priority area in the Budget and yet far, far too many New Zealanders still live in homes that just aren’t good ... More >>

Budget response: Green Building Council

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:19 pm | Green Building Council

Responding to today’s Budget, economist Andrew Eagles, chief executive of the Green Building Council, said: More >>

Government Rental Homes Standards: Green Building Council

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 2:10 pm | Green Building Council

New Government Rental Homes Standards | Green Building Council response 24 February 2019 New Government Rental Homes Standards | Green Building Council response Responding to today’s government announcement about the healthy homes standards, intended ... More >>

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 >>