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Keep up with the latest from BRANZ. Our media releases highlight industry developments, exciting announcements and our most important scientific achievements as they happen.

BRANZ submission for Science System Advisory Group – Phase 1 – 21 May 2024
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ConCOVE Tūhura to lead UNESCO construction training expert group – 24 April 2024
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BRANZ Submission to Review of the Building Consent System Options paper – 23 August 2023
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New Chief Executive for BRANZ - Claire Falck – 14 August 2023
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BRANZ Submission to the Climate Change Commission on their 2023 Draft advice to inform the strategic direction of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan. – 23 June 2023
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BRANZ Submission on Building Levy Review discussion paper – 29 May 2023
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BRANZ Submission on the Energy Hardship Expert Panel’s discussion paper – 2 May 2023
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Thorough drying out is top priority before repairing flood-damaged homes – BRANZ - 8 February 2023
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BRANZ announces Chief Executive resignation - 11 January 2023
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BRANZ Submission Proposed CodeMark mark of conformity transition period - 15 December 2022
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BRANZ Submission on Taxation (annual Rates for 2022-23, Platform Economy, and Remedial Matters) Bill (No. 2) - 27 October 2022
Submission document [PDF, 555 KB]

BRANZ Submission on Review of Consent System - 18 September 2022
Submission document [PDF, 600 KB]

BRANZ Submission on Residential building supplies market study Draft report - 1 September 2022
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Alister Lawrence appointed to BRANZ Board - 25 August 2022
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National construction pipeline report 2022 - 15 August 2022
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Kiwi households better placed to meet energy needs thanks to in-home energy advice - 2 August 2022
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BRANZ submission to the 2022 Building Code update - 5 July 2022
Consultation paper [PDF, 1,162KB]

BRANZ submission on Building Code update 2022: Transition period for the energy efficiency of housing - 16 June 2022
Consultation paper [PDF, 386KB]

BRANZ submission on Kia urutau, kia ora: Kia āhuarangi rite a Aotearoa / Adapt and thrive: Building a climate resilient New Zealand – Draft National Adaptation Plan - 3 June 2022
Consultation paper [PDF, 411KB]

BRANZ submission on proposals for CodeMark scheme rules - 24 May 2022
Consultation paper [PDF, 1,618KB]

Dr Erica Seville appointed to BRANZ Board - 23 May 2022
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New research centre aims to help reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission indoors - 12 April 2022
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BRANZ's submission on Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways Green Paper - 16 March 2022
Consultation paper [PDF, 501KB]

BRANZ's submission to Defining Energy Hardship - 20 December 2021
Consultation paper [PDF, 165KB]

National construction pipeline report 2021 - 6 December 2021
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BRANZ's submission on Te hau mārohi ki anamata Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future consultation - 26 November 2021
Consultation paper [PDF, 453KB]

New decision-making framework for earthquake-prone council buildings - 12 November 2021
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BRANZ study reveals higher rates of suicide in construction industry than previously thought - 28 October 2021

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MATES in Construction infographic

A changing of the guard for BRANZ: new Board Chair announced - 2 September 2021
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Mike Sang appointed to BRANZ Board - 20 August 2021
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New study into household energy use in New Zealand - 3 August 2021
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BRANZ's submission to GPS-HUD consultation - 30 July May 2021
Consultation paper [PDF, 355KB]

BRANZ's submission to the Building Code update 2021 consultation - 31 May 2021
Building Code: Energy efficiency for housing and small buildings [PDF, 442KB]
Building Code: proposal 2 through to 7 [PDF, 857KB]

Children "scientists" in world-first study looking at health and indoor climate - 25 May 2021
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BRANZ delivering low carbon solutions for New Zealand buildings - 8 December 2020
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National construction pipeline report 2020 - 6 December 2020
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How SIPs might help build NZ's future - 1 October 2020
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Dr Lisbeth Jacobs appointed to BRANZ Board - 20 August 2020
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Keeping your home healthy in lockdown and beyond - 12 May 2020
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BRANZ announced as finalist in 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards - 8 April 2020
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Hillside foundations get a shake-up in cutting-edge testing - 22 January 2020
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Changes to Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge governance group enhance commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi in key national research - 12 November 2019
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National construction pipeline report 2019 - 4 September 2019
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ArchEngBuild - 15 July 2019
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BRANZ architectural scholar profiled in 2018 NZIA Student Design Awards - 6 December 2018
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BRANZ welcomes funding for future of New Zealand housing - 21 November 2018
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Mental health in the construction industry - 25 September 2018
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BRANZ reappoints Group Board of Directors - 3 August 2018
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National construction pipeline report 2018 - 30 July 2018
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ArchEngBuild 2018 - 16 July 2018
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National construction pipeline report 2017 - 6 August 2017
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House Condition Survey highlights - 2 August 2017
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Future demand for construction workers - 1 July 2017
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House Condition Survey - 26 April 2017
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