BRANZ. Welcome to BRANZ



Auckland City
Auckland Council has a vision of zero waste by 2040, and in its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) aims to reduce total waste to landfill by 30 percent by 2027. The council has identified C&D waste as a priority to achieve the WMMP's target. The council aims to work with developers to support C&D waste diversion. The council has produced useful research and resources, including Cost benefit analysis of construction and demolition waste diversion from landfill (2019, PDF)

Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand
CCANZ Technical Report TR 14 Best Practice Guide for the use of Recycled Aggregates in New Concrete covers the use of processed crushed hardened concrete and leftover fresh concrete as recycled aggregate in new concrete.

BRANZ has been involved in various construction-material reduction activities, including research, projects with territorial and local authorities and publications. Publications include the book Building Basics: Minimising waste (2nd edition) and the BRANZ Bulletin BU523 Reducing waste from building sites.  

Environmental Choice New Zealand 
Environmental Choice is the official New Zealand environmental labelling programme. In 2019 this organisation developed a specification for construction and demolition waste management to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.

Level will help you design and build homes which have less impact on the environment and are healthier, more comfortable and have lower running costs.

Ministry for the Environment
Provides information on the built environment - both in terms of the urban environment and transportation. Resources include NZ Urban Design Protocol, Building and Housing, City and Regional Development and Sustainable Transport.

New Zealand Green Building Council
The New Zealand Green Building Council is an industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.

Sustainable Business Network
The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice. The network promotes sustainable practice in New Zealand and supports businesses on the path to becoming sustainable. 

Toitū Envirocare
Toitū Envirocare (a subsidiary of the government entity Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research) offers carbon management and carbon neutral certifications (previously known as CEMARS and carboNZero.) They also offer an environmental management system, Toitū enviromark (previously called Enviro-Mark).

Zero Waste Network 
Represents community enterprises working towards zero waste.