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With thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, WM New Zealand
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 | Aotea Centre, Auckland

Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitū te whenua

As people disappear from sight, the land remains. 

Join us for Housing Summit 2024

Better homes. Better lives. A better future.

The homes New Zealand builds are belching out over five times too much pollution for us to hit our vital climate targets. How can we address this major challenge, while also dealing with the ongoing issues of supply, affordability, supply chain surety, and innovation? Bringing together local and international leaders, Housing Summit 2024 is a vital opportunity to highlight some of this year's biggest challenges, solutions, and opportunities.

This year's programme includes;

  • delivering low carbon housing
  • an update on the Government's progress and vision for the future
  • baking Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into Build-to-rent
  • the opportunities and challenges in driving for a low carbon building code
  • world leading international and New Zealand case studies, including 10 Homestar (v5) homes, and thriving communities embracing the principles of Te Ao Māori, nature and biodiversity. 

Be part of the journey to healthier, low carbon homes and communities where New Zealanders live, work and play. 

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 to 19:00pm


Hunua Room, Aotea Centre

Tāmaki Makaurau


CPD Points

Continuous professional development points are available.

NZRAB - 60 / ADNZ - 6 

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

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Antonia Reid

Policy Director, Building for Climate Change

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

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Minister Chris Penk

Minister of Building and Construction

Chris Litten
Dr Chris Litten

General Manager, Research


Damiloju Adeyina

Technical Manager - Residential

New Zealand Green Building Council

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Dyann Stewart

Business advisor and window and door specialist

DPS Consulting

Iman Khajehzadeh

Manager - Homestar, Construction & Innovation

Kāinga Ora 

Linda Trainer

GM Asset Management

Kiwi Property

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Lisa Davis

Chief Executive

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

Matthew Cutler-Welsh

Business Development Manager - Residential

New Zealand Green Building Council

Nathan Edmondston

Senior Architect

JTB Architects

Paula Bennett

Director - Strategic Advisory

Bayleys Commercial

Rob Pannell

Founding Partner

The Buildings Hub UK

Roy Thompson

Co-Founder & Managing Director

New Ground Capital

Sam Archer

Director, Market Transformation

New Zealand Green Building Council

Sam Brown
Sam Brown


Arête Architects

Sam Stubbs

Managing Director

Simplicity NZ

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Sarah Elicker

Homestar Designer & Assessor


Shamubeel Eaqub


Positive Capital - Impact Investments

Sonia Baker

Programme Manager Greenfield Growth

Hamilton City Council 

Stephanie Spicer
Stephanie Spicer

Head of Sustainability 


"Wonderful inspiration to be in a room with folk who have the collective passion and influence to provide healthy homes in Aotearoa."


Morning session
Summit opening

8:30 - 8:45am

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Global progress report

8:50 - 9:00am

Matthew Cutler-Welsh, New Zealand Green Building Council

Ministerial update

9:05 - 9:15am

Hon. Chris Penk, Minister of Building and Construction

What's next for New Zealand's building code?

9:20 - 9:40am

Antonia Reid, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

International keynote - Shifting the market to net zero 

9:50 - 10:15am

Rob Pannell, The Buildings Hub UK

Paramanawa | Morning tea

10:20 - 10:50am


High performance homes. Delivered

11:10 - 11:55am

Damiloju Adeyina, New Zealand Green Building Council

Nathan Edmondston, JTB Architects

Sam Brown, Arête Architects

Stephanie Spicer, Oceania

The value of embodied carbon analysis
International vs local manufacturing

12:00 - 12:15pm

Dyann Stewart, Technoform, DPS Consulting

Peacocke – a vibrant community for 20000 Hamiltonians

12:20 - 12:50pm

Mark Roberts, Hamilton City Council

Sonia Baker, Hamilton City Council

Tina | Lunch

12:55 - 1:40pm



Afternoon session
Whenua and whare - our past, present and future housing projects

2:00 - 2:20pm

Lisa Davis, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

Designing out costs

2:25 - 3:05pm

Ankit Sharma, Registered Master Builders Association 

Chris Litten, BRANZ

Iman Khajehzadeh, Kāinga Ora

Sam Archer, New Zealand Green Building Council

Sarah Elicker, Gracely

Paramanawa | Afternoon tea

3:10 - 3:40pm


Putting the ESG into Build-to-Rent

3:45 - 4:30pm

Linda Trainer, Kiwi Property

Paula Bennett, Bayleys

Roy Thompson, New Ground Capital

Sam Stubbs, Simplicity New Zealand

An economic lens on a better housing future

4:40 - 5:00pm

Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist 

Chief executive closing remarks

5:05 - 5:15pm

Andrew Eagles, New Zealand Green Building Council

Bayleys Networking Cocktail Function

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

5:20 - 6:30pm

"In a time of change these meetings are invaluable"

Frequently Asked Questions

Why talk housing in May 2024?

Housing is always a huge topic, with supply and affordability consistently on the media and political agenda. Increasingly, we’re also seeing the role of housing in tackling the cost of living come into focus, as well as growing pressure for housing to play its part in addressing our carbon emissions. 2024 is a massive year for us to tackle all of these issues. This year we’ve got a new government set to establish its new housing policies and fulfil its critical role of setting our second emissions reduction plan. The Housing Summit will come hot off the heels of budget 2024, with government policy and investment providing a backdrop to the day’s discussions. As a sector we have a huge opportunity to learn from one another, to pull inspiration from the world-leading examples shared on the Housing Summit 2024 stage, and to make real progress in delivering healthier, more efficient, greener homes and communities for New Zealanders.

How do I get to the Housing 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 Housing Summit?

  • Developers 

  • Community housing providers 

  • Government 

  • Agents 

  • Builders 

  • Engineers 

  • Architects 

  • Asset managers

  • Product and material suppliers 

Are there networking opportunities at the Housing Summit?

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

Who is our international keynote speaker, Rob Pannell?

Rob Pannell is a leading voice on low energy and low carbon building, having helped oversee a huge transition in the UK working with government and the industry to progress major reform and new ways of building. Rob was previously Managing Director at the Zero Carbon Hub where he worked closely with ministers, senior civil servants and the construction sector to advise on zero carbon policy. Prior to that he was a leading figure in the construction industry with over 35 years of experience with Taylor Wimpey UK, one of the country’s largest home builders, where he held senior roles including UK Director. He now supports the UK Government and local councils on low energy and low carbon buildings through his company The Buildings Hub, as well as lecturing at Bath University’s Architectural and Engineering faculty, and he’s an advisor to house manufacturer TopHat that constructs low carbon, timber houses in a factory.

There’s lots regulators, industry, and even home owners can learn from him and the experience of the UK. The work he did at the Zero Carbon Hub started after the hub was announced way back in 2008. They’re over a decade ahead of us when it comes to sustainable homes. In Aotearoa the homes we build now are heavy polluters, with research showing the homes we build now emit five times too much carbon. Sustainable buildings are a huge lever for our energy sector – we can massively reduce demand and subsequently the need for urgent new generation. Transpower says we need 70% more power generation. If we achieve net zero buildings, the sector will not draw as much electricity, leaving power for other sectors such as transport. It’s also super topical given we committed at COP in November to doubling our energy efficiency each year. Homes and buildings are an important part of delivering on that commitment.

Thank you to our sponsors

Keen to be involved? Contact us to find out more about our available sponsorship opportunities.

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Join us Day Two 

Banking over breakfast (1)

Aotea Centre | 23 May | 7:00-9:00am

Facilitated by Partner and leader of EY New Zealand's Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, Pip Best, this is your chance to hear directly from some of New Zealand’s largest banks about their sustainable finance offerings.

Embodied Carbon Masterclass_3_banner

Auckland | 23 May | 1:00-5:00pm

In this masterclass for industry professionals, you’ll work through a set of tools that help define the scope and methodology, and guide you on the calculation of embodied carbon. Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get into the detail.

Keeping Cool Masterclass

Level 4, 205 Queen St | 9:00 - 12:30PM

In this masterclass for industry professionals, you’ll gain an understanding of overheating and the importance of the issue for homes in New Zealand. This masterclass will provide practical steps for designers to improve summer comfort.