New Plan Unveiled to Slash Climate Emissions From Buildings and Construction

The Government is being warned today that it will fail in its key pledge to tackle climate change if it does not improve New Zealand’s internationally criticised Building Code and also insist on energy efficiency declarations being made public when buildings are sold or leased.

The warning comes from the Green Building Council, who met in Parliament this week, to launch a zero carbon road map for Aotearoa’s buildings, alongside the first ever zero carbon certification for buildings in New Zealand, developed with Enviro-Mark Solutions.

The road map being launched this evening is the first comprehensive raft of solutions intended to tackle the problem of building and construction climate change emissions.