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AkzoNobel joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global paints and coating firm AkzoNobel has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

Philips publishes report on smart offices during World Green Building Week

Philips has published a new in-depth report on offices and smart buildings to coincide with World Green Building Week 2016.

European Commission Vice President announced as Patron for World Green Building Week in Europe

Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission, has been announced as the patron for World Green Building Week 2016 in Europe, helping to highlight the role that green building can play in combatting climate change and reducing energy bills.

Welcome to World Green Building Week!

World Green Building Week 2016 officially begins today!

Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties, under a ground-breaking project being pioneered by a unique partnership of banks, property valuers, energy efficiency businesses and utility providers.

Building owners beginning to see business benefits of healthier buildings, new report finds

Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the US are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings – with many already starting to see the business benefits of doing so, according to a new report by Dodge Data & Analytics, on which the Word Green Building Council was a research partner.

‘Change Your Perspective’ photo competition launches for World Green Building Week 2016

This month, in the run up to and during World Green Building Week (26 September to 2 October), WorldGBC is inviting people, Green Building Councils and their members to change perspectives on buildings through photography, via our ‘Change Your Perspective’ photo competition on social media.

Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings, under a new partnership between the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and the World Resources Institute-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA).

World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities.