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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

 

The New Zealand Green Building Council community

700+

Member companies

4500+

Trained professionals

350+

Green certified buildings

8000+

Green certified homes

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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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Explore our range of courses for the latest sustainable building practices, and to help deliver green certifications

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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.
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Green Star for new commercial projects

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

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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.

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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

Foodstuffs North Island Landing Drive Fitout
The fitout at Foodstuffs North Island Landing Drive has achieved world-leading 6 Green Star...
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40 Bowen Street
40 Bowen Street is the definition of a new age energy-smart office building.
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Generator Bowen Campus
Generator’s fitout at 40 Bowen Street showcases what the best green workspaces can be. Awarded a 5...
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Lower Saddle Passive House Tāhekeroa
When Auckland architect Joe Lyth embarked on an ambitious Passive House project he had two...
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