Henry Fisher is now a qualified NZGBC Green Star Practitioner

JUNE 2015


Henry Fisher has qualified as a Green Star Practitioner through the New Zealand Green Building Council’s training scheme. Upon achieving Green Star Certification, Henry now has the skills to consult on specific project requirements to our clients. His in-depth knowledge of the rating tools will help to tailor a sustainable design solution that can obtain a Green Star Rating, to give the client an industry-wide recognised certification of their project’s sustainable credentials at the Design and Built stages.

Henry can consult on projects at different stages throughout the design process - from initiation through to detailed design – with his input ranging from lead designer to periodic sustainable design reviews. His understanding of the Green Star rating tools can be used to help realise a sustainable project brief, whether or not a Green Star certification is targeted.

The NZGBC was established in 2005 as a not-for-profit industry organisation. It focuses on furthering the development and adoption of market-based ‘green’ building practices, with the vision that New Zealanders live, work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable environment.

This is done through awarding an internationally recognised certification that:

  • Promotes the benefits of sustainable buildings;

  • Helps the property and construction sector to provide an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable built environment; and

  • Motivates and rewards the sustainable development and operation of buildings across New Zealand.

The purpose of the Green Star certification is to act as an objective ‘common language’ for sustainable design that people across the construction industry can recognise and understand, whether they are building owners, developers, landlords or tenants, and in doing so, add value to the project. Different building types can be rated, including existing and new offices, industrial and education buildings, with a focus on the design and the built result as two certifiable phases. 

Further information on Green Star and the NZGBC can be found here.