WorldGBC Global Update: August 2014

WorldGBC 2013-2014 Impact Report Now Available

The World Green Building Council has just released our 2013-2014 Impact Report. With 100 GBCs worldwide, over 27,000 member companies and organisations, and more than 1.2 billion square metres of green building area registered, the 720 staff and 32,000 volunteers powering this global movement are making a real difference. Download the report to learn how.

Get Up, Green Up for World Green Building Week

What are you doing to "Get Up, Green Up" this World Green Building Week? From 22 to 27 September, we are encouraging people to take direct action – to ‘Get Up, Green Up’ to shine the spotlight on our global movement and our collective mission to create sustainable built environments. If you haven't yet planned your GBC’s activities, now is the time. Already got your plans in place? Let us know the details and we'll add your event to our calendar. Learn more.

WorldGBC Congress in Sao Paulo

From 3 to 8 August 2014, the GBC community met to connect, strategise and learn from each other at our annual WorldGBC Congress. Our working retreat, Members Day, peer-to-peer learning and workshop sessions enabled GBCs from around the world to network, collaborate, and gather the knowledge to grow and develop their GBCs. The event, held in conjunction with GBC Brasil, was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you all at the next Congress in Hong Kong in October 2015. Learn more about Congress and see photos from the 2014 event.

IGBC 2014 and Singapore Green Building Week

Singapore Green Building Week from 1 to 3 September 2014 will play host to international green building experts, policy-makers, academics and practitioners who will share ideas and experience, collaborating to achieve a shared vision of a greener planet through the built environment. The International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2014 is the anchor event of SGBW, and will be held alongside the annual Build Eco Expo Asia 2014. In the region? Come along to these great events. Details here.

Upcoming Events

Asia Pacific Regional Network Forum: 1 - 2 September, Singapore

GBCSA Green Building Convention 2014: 10 - 12 September, Cape Town, South Africa

World Green Building Week: 22 - 26 September, Worldwide

Green Apple Day of Service: 27 September, Worldwide

Construverde: 1 - 2 October, Bogota, Colombia

Eco-Cities of the Mediterranean 2014 Forum and Expo: 18 - 20 October (including MENA Regional Network meeting), Dead Sea, Jordan

Annual EGBC Congress: 20 - 21 October, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Greenbuild 2014: 22 - 23 October, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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