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Sustainable, green homes and buildings for happier, healthier New Zealanders

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) represents a community of over 700 members who believe in a better built Aotearoa. We advocate for regulatory and industry-wide change, provide independent and trusted certification, and support New Zealand on its path to a low carbon future.

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Our vision is for all homes and buildings in Aotearoa to be green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders. For that to happen we need leadership and action to change how we design, build, and use our homes, buildings and communities.


"The built environment is culpable for approximately 20% of our country’s carbon footprint. And constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings pumps out climate-changing pollution equivalent to the emissions from one million cars on the road every year"

- A Zero Carbon Road Map for Aotearoa’s Buildings


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Every day thousands of developers, architects, builders, contractors, materials suppliers and industry professionals are helping transform the way we build our homes, cities and communities. 

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Be part of the growing call for a greener built environment and gain access to certification, training and event discounts

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Find the right green certification for your project

Whether you're building new, or have an existing building you want to benchmark, we offer a raft of independent and trusted certifications to fit your needs.
Green Star for new commercial projects

An internationally recognised rating system for the design and construction of sustainable commercial developments

Homestar for new homes

Thousands of New Zealand homes are being built to Homestar standards - the benchmark for sustainable residential design and construction.

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NABERSNZ for energy efficient offices

NABERSNZ helps building owners and tenants benchmark the energy performance of office spaces.

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Show leadership with Net Zero™ Buildings

Our latest certification, Net Zero™ Buildings certification tracks all major sources of carbon emissions in building operations – energy, water, waste and refrigerants.

Improve your current home with HomeFit

A straightforward assessment of how easily a home can be kept warm, dry and safe. A great place to start for home improvements and renovations.

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Creating sustainable communities with Green Star
Green Star Communities offers a framework and rating for sustainable large-scale precinct and community developments.

Latest case studies

Check out some of New Zealand's leading projects, and their journey to creating a lower-carbon building

Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tākina is the first convention centre in Aotearoa to achieve two 5 Green Star ratings. It is a...
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Ōtau Ridge, Metlifecare
Ōtau Ridge is the first retirement village in Aotearoa registered to Green Star Communities. The...
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Country Road Newmarket
An innovative store fitout at Country Road Newmarket has earned a 5 Green Star interiors rating....
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Tāwharau Lane
Tāwharau Lane, a multi-warehouse project in Highbrook Business Park, is an exceptional example of...
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