carboNZero Certification Explained

Presented by the New Zealand Green Building Council, this presentation will explain how FMs can assess commercial, retail, industrial and other types of buildings to gain carboNZero certification. As a custodian of the built environment, you can play an important role in managing carbon emissions.

03 Mar 2021 07:30am
03 Mar 2021 09:00am
Member Cost
Non-Member Cost
$60 + GST
CPD Points
Event Type
National - Breakfast Seminar
Waikato / BOP
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Event Description

Professional Competency: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability.

New Zealand's carbon emissions are over 6.5 times higher than they need to be and this year the Climate Change Commission will issue its first carbon budget. As we see industry sectors start to reduce their carbon emissions in earnest, facilities managers will play an important role in influencing and managing carbon emissions of building operations.
This presentation by the New Zealand Green Building Council introduces you to an important process that will help you do this. It will set out the new carboNZero Certification for building operations, explaining how it works, where to start, and how FMs can assess commercial, retail, industrial, hotels and other buildings to help gain carboNZero certification. (The carboNZero Certification was developed in partnership with Toitu Envirocare, formerly Enviro-Mark Solutions). 

There will be time to discuss a few real-world scenarios from attendees during the presentation and you are invited to bring along information for this. 
For offices, you will need to know
1) if they meet 4 star Nabersnz 
2) if they will be off fossil fuels by 2025- back up diesel is fine
3) what their leakage emissions are from refrigerants 
4) if they have potable water use figures 
5) if they have waste figures (as in what goes in the rubbish bins)

For non-offices, the same as above, except item 1)
1)  they need to know if they can achieve 8 stars from 20 the Green star performance methodology. I.e. is the building at least at a decent base energy efficiency. 

Click here for more information from NZGBC.

This National Breakfast Seminar aligns with the FMANZ core competency: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability aimed to provide you with further knowledge of contemporary trends in sustainable FM practice.

The morning will kick off with a light breakfast and catch up with colleagues, followed by the presentation by NZGBC. 

Andrew Eagles, NZGBC Chief Executive 
Andrew is a qualified economist with more than fourteen years’ experience in the built environment. Working for consultancies, associations, government and built environment charities, he has a wealth of knowledge in housing, market mechanism, advocacy and the construction supply chain.

Andrew joined the New Zealand Green Building Council in September 2016 as Chief Executive. The NZGBC is the country’s leading not-for-profit for the sustainable built environment. As well as exemplary research, the NZGBC oversees Homestar and Green Star the award winning certifications for New Zealand homes and buildings, and NABERSNZ, the tool for confirming performance of offices in use.


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