New Chair of NZGBC Announced

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Sarah Rothwell

Tim Hooson, Principal and Head of Innovative Workplace Design at Jasmax, was last week announced Chair of the Board of the New Zealand Green Building Council.

Dedicated to setting and improving standards of best practice for sustainable design in NZ, the NZGBC Board consists of widely respected and senior level leadership across the building and construction industry. Tim has been a Director on the board since 2009 and Chair of Technical Subcommittee since 2011, and following a formal election, was last week announced the Board’s newest Chairman.

An advocate for the integration of sustainable practice into the design process, Tim comments “As members of the Board of the NZGBC, we are incredibly well-placed and fortunate to be able to share our knowledge of sustainable design with each other and the wider industry. Our common goal is to establish a sustainable future for New Zealand, by equipping ourselves and our peers with market-leading knowledge of the advances and advantages of building sustainably.

“Achieving the NZGBC’s vision continues to challenge our industry’s understanding and push the boundaries of green building possibilities. This drive is vitally important for the progress of sustainable best practice in New Zealand, and I feel privileged and confident in maintaining the momentum of organisation and its influence.”

In addition to Tim’s election, the NZGBC announced a number of newly elected Board members earlier this week Alex Cutler, Chief Executive of NZGBC comments “We approach a highly exciting time for the NZGBC. We continue to evolve as an organisation, and are lucky to have the support and contribution of such experienced advocates as those on the Board. We are making great advances in the wider accessibility of sustainable design across New Zealand, and I look forward to seeing the influence of these new faces on the direction of the organisation.”

Tim Hooson resigned as Chair of the NZGBC in December 2015.

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