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With thanks to our Platinum Sponsor


Wednesday 14th August 2024 | Aotea Centre, Auckland

Whakatauki - TBC 

Beyond the Why

Why wait another year? Green Property Summit is going annual! This August we’re back to bring you the best ideas, case studies, and inspirational leaders in sustainable building. Based on feedback from past years, you understand what needs to be done and why we need to move faster to a low-carbon future, all that remains is the how. Green Property Summit 2024 aims to support you to make it happen.

Green Property Summit is for those keen to explore the latest in sustainable commercial property; from developments in valuation and ESG, to the expectations of building portfolios and performance. The programme includes lessons learned from the country’s largest mass timber building – Tauranga Council’s 90 Devonport Road project, diving deeper on tackling embodied carbon, and electrifying existing buildings. Our mates from Green Building Council of Australia and NABERS will be heading across the ditch to share their insights and updates.

Whether you’re building a new industrial complex, manage an office building, or are working to support clients on their sustainability journey, Green Property Summit 2024 promises a jampacked programme full of inspiration, education and discussion from leading national and international experts.


Make the most of the week in Auckland! Join us at our related events happening around the summit

- Tuesday 13th August: Green Buildings Site Visits

- Tuesday 13th August: Green Star Buildings | Official Launch

- Thursday 15th August: Climate Resilience Masterclass

Pricing (excl. GST)

$495 Member price
$742.5 Non Member price
$390 Future Thinkers

Date & Time

Conference starts 8:30am with networking cocktails kicking on from 5:00pm.

08:30am - 19:00pm


Hunua Room, Aotea Centre

Tāmaki Makaurau


CPD Points

Continuous professional development points are available.

NZRAB - 60 via NZIA & ADNZ

NZGBC - Green Star, Homestar, NABERSNZ, HomeFit


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Meet our speakers

Watch this space as we build out the programme of industry leaders...

Andrew Eagles

Chief Executive

New Zealand Green Building Council

Brad Crowley

Senior Manager - Existing Buildings

New Zealand Green Building Council

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Annabel McFarlane

Head of Strategic Research


Callum Morrison
Callum Morrison

Construction Manager

Naylor Love

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Cris Johansen

Development Director 


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Emily Newmarch

Carbon and Sustainability Lead

Warren and Mahoney

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Hon. Simon Watts

Minister of Climate Change and Revenue

National Party

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Jack McGuinness

Project & Tauranga Manager

LT McGuinness

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Jade Kake


Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism

Jeff Vickers
Jeff Vickers

Technical Director


Joe Quad

Technical Manager - Green Star

New Zealand Green Building Council 

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Jorge Chapa

Chief Impact Officer

Green Building Council of Australia

Katie Symons
Katie Symons

Principal Advisor, Engineering

MBIE’s Building System Performance Branch

Laura Gemmell

Chief Executive

Eco Choice Aotearoa

Phoebe Moses
Phoebe Moses

Carbon Navigator


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Rui Peng

Our MC for the Green Property Summit

CEO and Co-Founder, Critical

Saatyesh Bhana

Head of Sustainability


Sam Archer

Director, Market Transformation

New Zealand Green Building Council

Tyrone Newson

Chief Executive Officer

Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited 

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Tim Howarth

Senior Associate - Sustainable Buildings


"Thoroughly enjoyed this event, and have come away a lot more informed, and charged to take action in certain areas"


We're continuing to build on our programme and confirm speakers, please keep an eye on this page for more updates.

Morning session
Global temperature check

The built environment has a critical role to play in the global transition to net zero. Setting the scene, NZGBC's Director of Market Transformation will spotlight a range of initiatives including; aligning with industry-backed reporting processes and metrics, legislating on embodied carbon, providing financial incentives that prioritise retrofit and reuse, and establishing the infrastructure to allow the reuse of construction materials at scale.

Sam Archer, New Zealand Green Building Council

Ministerial address

Outlining the Government's plan for action on climate. The second draft of the Emissions Reduction Plan will have been released and open for comment. Hear updates on the plan for meeting our ambitions under the Paris Agreement and the role of the built environment.

Hon. Simon Watts

Minister of Climate Change 

International keynote - Green Premium or Brown Discount?

Deciphering this year's release by the International Valuation Society of guidance on the inclusion of ESG in valuation models. JLL is putting a stake in ground with detailed analysis of NZ data to understand the brown discount (or green premium?), and what impact this guidance and the government's Carbon Neutral Government Programme is having on sale and leasing.

Annabel McFarlane, JLL Value Risk Advisory

Regulating for (or against) embodied carbon

After years of consultation, MBIE's Principal Engineering Advisor, Katie Symons will share details of the proposed mechanism & methodology for embodied carbon measurement

Katie Symons, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Education (MBIE)

Actionable Steps on Embodied Carbon

Everyone's talking embodied carbon. Let's get down to specifics. What design solutions exist, what's in development, and what products are available. We're putting this panel under the spotlight to respond to your feedback: we get the why, show us how. 

Joe Quad, New Zealand Green Building Council

Phoebe Moses, Beca

Jeff Vickers, thinkstep-anz

Callum Morrison, Naylor Love

Case Study: The sweet spot for timber. 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga

Celebrating the team behind Tauranga's newest mass timber building. Hear insights on the decision to go for mass timber, and the design and engineering challenges that will deliver a healthy, low carbon workplace for Tauranga City Council.

Tim Howarth, Beca

Emily Newmarch, Warren and Mahoney

Jack McGuinness, LT McGuinness

Will Ellison, Willis Bond

Future fit - the rise of existing buildings and steps to decarbonising portfolios

Developers, investors and bankers alike recognise the marketability of green. Investors and tenants recognise the benefits for employees and occupiers who live, work and play in these buildings. Join this panel for a discussion on the drivers and how this is happening at scale. 

Andrew Eagles, New Zealand Green Building Council

More panellists to be announced

Urgent and Unprecedented. NABERS response to our deteriorating climate

NABERS has been credited with transforming the energy profile of Australia’s office market with its energy rating tool and improving sustainability in the built environment over the past two decades. Our friends from NABERS will deliver an update on the move to warehouses, cold stores, retail stores and schools. What's next for NABERSNZ?


Afternoon session
Green Star's Future Focus

In response to the climate emergency and market forces across net zero, resources and circularity, health and wellbeing, Green Star Buildings proudly stands as the response to these megatrends. In the two years since launch, investors and developers are confidently seeking sustainable finance while also working with contractors to "tread lightly" creating opportunities for people and communities. Jorge shares the reaction of the Australian market to what is now a holistic approach to sustainable buildings.

Jorge Chapa, Green Building Council Australia 
Case study - Open for business. 80 Ann Street, Brisbane. Australia's first 6 star Green Star Building

Mirvac's 80 Ann Street stands proudly as a sophisticated 32-story Brisbane office building provides a progressive solution for the city’s subtropical climate. Fashioned as a tower-on-podium it is publicly accessible from three different points and includes retail and indoor landscaping for pedestrian traffic and creating a friendly environment.

Cris Johansen, Mirvac
The rise of responsible products and the need for independent verification

Suppliers of products and materials are increasingly under pressure to independently certify for environmentally and socially responsible practices. Eco Choice NZ updates on the latest in supporting responsible procurement practices. 

Brad Crowley, New Zealand Green Building Council

Laura Gemmell, Eco Choice Aotearoa

Aligning Mātauranga Māori

The technical working group challenged Green Star to better recognise Māori and the intersection between environmental stewardship and economic development while preserving culture and quality of life. The result is the Tohu Māori Ora credit within Green Star Buildings NZ providing recognition and reward that goes beyond certification.

Bobby Shen, New Zealand Green Building Council

Tyrone Newson, Ngāti Awa Group Holdings Limited

Jade Kake, Matakohe Architecture + Urbanism

Case study - Multi-award winning heritage transformation. 8 Willis Street, Wellington.

The award-winning refurbishment of 8 Willis Street is an outstanding example of reducing embodied carbon whilst creating a modern office environment that's great for its occupants. The 6 Green Star rated building took out this year's Supreme Property Award at this year's Property Industry Awards. Hear from the industry-leaders Argosy Property about what makes 8 Willis Steet so special - from its award-winning design and seismic engineering, to its heritage conservation, and working with Māori enterprise.

        Saatyesh Bhana, Argosy

Refresh & Relax

Enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst reflecting on the day with new connections

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With thanks to our sponsors

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Green Property Summit?

We fully encourage the use of public transport, so much so we will be giving away prizes for the best method of carbon zero transportation!

The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you plan public transport across bus, train and ferry in Auckland. 

Should you need to drive, the Civic Car Park is a short distance from Aotea Square, Aotea Centre. Please note, this is paid parking and is not included with your ticket. 

I have a special request, how do I let you know?

Should you have a special request or question, please email us at

Is there an accommodation provider?

Our official accommodation partner is The Hotel Britomart. We will be releasing more details on the accommodation details soon. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Full payment for registration fees must be received upon registration. If you have registered for an event and are no longer able to attend, a substitute delegate may take your place at the discretion of NZGBC.  

If you cannot transfer your booking, a full refund may be provided where our event manager receives notification ( at least 10 business days before the date of the event. If notice of cancellation is not provided or transfer arrangement made less than 10 days before the event, we are unable to provide a refund.  

Please note that for our Housing and Green Property Summits, this cancellation notice period is extended with refunds only available if we receive 20 business days’ notice.  

Refunds will not be given in any other circumstances except as required by law. 

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

If you are interested in being a sponsor for our Housing Summit, we would love to hear from you! Please email us for more information, at 

Who will be attending the Green Property Summit?

  • Developers 

  • Community housing providers 

  • Government 

  • Agents 

  • Builders 

  • Engineers 

  • Architects 

  • Asset managers

  • Product and material suppliers 

Are there networking opportunities at the Green Property Summit?

Yes, we will allow time during the breaks, and will be hosting a Networking Drinks immediately after the closing of the Summit. 

Related Events

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Green Buildings Site Visits

Tuesday 13 August - Auckland

Experience four of Tāmaki Makaurau’s most innovative sustainable buildings. Learn from the people who brought these buildings to life, as they delve into the challenges and highlights, and see firsthand the benefits of sustainable design for both tenants and businesses.

Tickets are limited to this exclusive event so be sure to book in 

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Green Star Buildings | Official Launch 

Tuesday 13th August - Auckland

Join us for drinks and nibbles to celebrate and hear from those involved in the Green Star Advisory Committee and Green Building Council of Australia. Green Star Buildings NZ responds to market drivers for net zero ready, resource efficiency, health and wellbeing. 

Tickets are limited to this exclusive event, so be sure to book in.


Climate Resilience Masterclass

Climate Resilience Masterclass

Thursday 15th August - Auckland

This masterclass will provide an insight into where New Zealand’s built environment is currently at with Climate Resilience and explore how Green Star credits can be used to inform and respond to Climate change risks. Industry Experts will be sharing their practical insights in preparing for climate and operational risks.