Our vision


All homes and buildings in Aotearoa green and sustainable, making healthier, happier New Zealanders

Here at the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) we are passionate advocates for better buildings, because we know that better buildings mean healthier, happier Kiwis.

Created by the sector, we are Aotearoa's leading sustainable building not-for-profit.



$40 billion

Combined market turnover of our members

60% of Aotearoa

Represented by local government members

We represent hundreds of companies and organisations who believe we can transform our built environment; from large government departments, banks, energy companies, and insurers, to property and construction companies, architects, developers, designers and tertiary education providers.

We believe all New Zealanders deserve to be safe, healthy and happy – at home, at school, at work. Everywhere.

To make that happen we:

  • Connect the people who can 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
  • Supply access to networks, information and resources for our members about green building.

Together we've led changes to the woeful Building Code, we’ve helped ensure hundreds of projects are designed and built better, and every year thousands of New Zealanders learn and get inspired.

Our history

The NZGBC was founded in July 2005 by 31 progressive companies and in 2006 became the sixth member of the World Green Building Council.

There are now 70 green building councils around the world, representing over 36,000 members.


Become a member

The NZGBC is a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition. As an organisation we discuss risks from climate change for our operations in our regular operational risk assessments. Our key risks are to our staff and office. We have appropriate processes and mechanisms in place to manage and reduce these risks.

NZGBC is proud to have successfully completed our third year of Toitū carbonzero certification. Total carbon footprint offset for the financial year 2021-2022 = 13.2 tCO2e