Decarbonising the built environment through low-emissions technology and materials

Buildings make up to 20% of New Zealand’s carbon emissions and with the recent COP26 Conference acting as a catalyst to transforming nations into prosperous and low-emissions economies, it is time the building and construction sector reconsider how it interacts with the natural environment. 

Gain the latest insights into the projects and initiatives involved in driving the decarbonisation of buildings across their lifecycle and discover how New Zealand is racing towards net zero carbon by 2050. 


  • Unpack the decarbonisation policies and reforms in place to accelerate sustainability within the country’s cities and regions 
  • Balance project costs and efficiently meet net zero targets through exploring alternative sustainable materials and building models
  • Deliver smarter, healthier and more sustainable buildings through leveraging emerging technology and innovative products

Hear how New Zealand Green Building Council, Westpac New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are working towards future-thinking buildings for generations to appreciate.


Featured Speakers

Ross Copland

Chief Executive Officer

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga

Andrew Eagles

Chief Executive Officer

New Zealand Green Building Council

Jerome Partington


Whakaora – Our Thriving City

Clare Feeney

Director, Founder

Environmental Communications Ltd, Strategic Environmental Training Hub

Adrienne Miller

General Manager New Zealand

Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Kate Archer

Director, Sustainable Finance

Westpac New Zealand

Antonia Reid

Policy Director, Building for Climate Change Programme

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Lucy Tukua

Technical Director, Regenerative Outcomes

Mott MacDonald New Zealand

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Key Reasons To Attend

  • Unpack the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Building for Climate Change Programme in reducing emissions across the construction and operations of buildings.
  • Apply lessons from practical building refurbishment case studies and gain insights into the advantages presented by existing structures.
  • Unpack the policies and reforms in place to decarbonise the sector and adopt a proactive approach to navigating the industry changes 
  • Discover how Westpac NZ are accelerating sustainability within the construction and finance sector to increase the supply of climate-resilient buildings 
  • Employ a living mindset to enhance high-level planning within building projects to reduce construction and operational costs 
  • Unlock the benefits of urban regeneration and redevelopment of existing structures in providing future-forward buildings more efficiently
  • Tailor your learning experience in our interactive roundtable discussion as we address your unique challenges 
  • Develop a circular economy roadmap through undoing current practices and rethinking how buildings are developed

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in or has an interest in the strategy, design, delivery, and management of sustainable buildings, and the wider initiatives and reforms to decarbonise the built environment. Senior leaders, directors, executives and managers from:
  • Central Government
  • Local Government
  • Construction/Engineering
  • Real Estate/Property Developers
  • Building Owners/Facility Managers 
  • Architects
  • Banks/Superfunds/Institutional Investors
  • Universities/Think Tanks

Sponsorship Opportunities

Raise your profile at the Smart & Sustainable Buildings Summit

If you have the following solutions and expertise, we would love to hear from you: 
  • Sustainable Construction & Building Materials/Products Suppliers & Manufacturers 
  • Prefabrication and Modular Construction Solutions
  • Sustainable Building Consultants
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) Providers
  • IoT/ Building Automation and Management System Providers

Group Discounts


128 Albert Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Meeting Room: Ballroom 2
T: +64-9-3021111
Parking: Car parking is available at 50% off in the Atrium car park adjacent to the hotel, discount vouchers will be available for attendees.
Accommodation: Crown Plaza Auckland is offering discounted accommodation rates to attendees. You may book by clicking the links below; please adjust the check-in and check-out dates to receive the correct rates: Discounted Accommodation Rate