WorldGBC Global Update: April 2014

Learn and Be Inspired at Congress 2014!

Do you want to move your GBC forward as part of a truly global movement? Could your GBC benefit from learning about new developments and GBC best practice, connecting and networking with peers and sustainability leaders from around the world, and attending a first-class green building conference? You can do all this and more at WorldGBC Congress 2014!

This year we are holding Congress in conjunction with Greenbuilding Brazil, the leading green building event in one of the world’s most dynamic economies. WorldGBC Congress is an unrivalled opportunity to unite and share ideas and experiences. We invite you all to come together to learn, explore, grow and lead as we celebrate the success of the green building movement from 4 to 8 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What will you experience if you come to Brazil? Find out here.

Green and Healthy Office Buildings: Measuring the Benefits

This major WorldGBC project is underway, and we want to hear from GBCs and their members, all around the world. Join us for an interactive webinar led by people directly involved in its development. You'll hear about the preliminary findings from our research into best practice in designing and operating healthy buildings globally, and have a chance to share your views on this important topic. We will also have an update on the development of a metrics toolkit that will lay the groundwork for measuring the impact of greening our buildings on human health and productivity. Two dates are available - 6 and 7 May. Learn more and register.

ERN Webinar Debates at Construction21EXPO

WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network and 20 European Green Building Councils are supporting, a virtual trade fair showcasing the green building industry and movement across Europe. Exhibitors include green real estate investors, project developers, designers, rating tool assessors, and manufacturers of green solutions. is low cost for exhibitors and free for attendees, and eliminates the cost and impact of physical events, and GBC members can access a 15% discount on exhibitor fees. Contact Monica Ardeleanu for details.

The Europe Regional Network will be hosting a series of webinar debates during the conference, led by expert panels in each of its key public policy priority areas, to give the audience a snapshot of the opportunities and latest developments in the European market. See the programme or visit

Enter Our New Climate CoLab Contest

How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings? Our new contest, in partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab, seeks to answer this question. Enter your ideas to fire up the sustainability conversation and create demand for green buildings that improve lives. Proposals can be submitted until 20 July 2014, with successful entrants given the opportunity to present their ideas to people who can support their implementation, and a chance at a grand prize of $10,000. Learn more.

Partner with Explosion Green Live

Explosion Green Live launches digitally from 12 to 16 May 2014 – an incredible free offering for all global GBCs and their members and supporters. Unlike one-dimensional conferences, David Gottfried’s Explosion Green Live includes only personal interviews that ask the penetrating questions, highlighting the breakthroughs and inspiring innovations of an unprecedented line-up of the world’s best sustainability visionaries. David is offering the chance for each GBC to partner for the marketing of Explosion Green Live as an Affiliate.  You can bring this free opportunity to your country green building advocates and students, and receive 50% of any revenue generated from your marketing efforts. Get the details.

And don't forget to check out our People Profiles – meet and learn from members of our GBC network!

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