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About us

At Te Kaunihera Hanganga Tautaiao | the New Zealand Green Building Council our vision is for all homes and buildings to be green and sustainable for happier, healthier New Zealanders.

Created by the building and construction sector, we’re passionate advocates representing over 700 members who believe that together we can transform our built environment.

For-purpose, driving change

We believe all New Zealanders deserve to be healthy and happy – at home, at school, at work. Everywhere. To make this happen we:

  • Connect with people who make a difference
  • Inspire the market to build quality, efficient buildings.
  • Campaign for regulatory reform and policy change
  • Collaborate with industry to create best practice green building rating tools.
  • Provide education and training
  • Hold events around New Zealand to share local and international expertise
  • Support with access to networks, information and resources for our members about green building.

Living our values

As an organisation leading industry change, we aim to ensure we're living the values we champion

Kohara | Passionate

Te pae tawhiti | Visionary

Mahi tahi | Collaborative

A growing community

Established in 2005 by 31 progressive companies, we're fortunate to have the backing of over 700 of the country’s leading engineers, architects, builders, developers, regulators, finance experts, and educators.

Our members cover the supply chain, and deliver thousands of homes and buildings throughout the country. As well as those directly involved in the design and construction of buildings, our members include professional service firms, banks, universities, local and central government and industry associations.


Reducing our impact, while making an impact

The performance of our Green Star rated office is constantly benchmarked and currently has a 5.5 star NABERSNZ. As an organisation we have successfully completed our third year of Toitu Carbon Zero certification, and we're a proud member of the Climate Leaders Coalition.

As an organisation we register, track and manage risks from climate change for our operations through regular risk assessments. Our key risks are to our team members and office environment. We ensure we have appropriate processes and mechanisms in place to manage and mitigate these risks.


NZGBC in numbers

Thousands of New Zealanders are embedding sustainable design, construction, and building operations into their work - driving change and better places for everyone. 




Who share our vision of all homes and buildings in Aotearoa to be green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders.

Trained professionals


Qualified to deliver New Zealand's leading sustainable certifications and armed with the latest best practice green building knowledge to support your project

NZGBC leadership

Meet the NZGBC leadership team, Board, and find out more about our industry governance

Come work with us

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