WorldGBC Global Update: December 2014

Save the Dates: WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong

Join us next October for WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong. With all the valuable content you’ve come to expect, including Members Day, networking events, conference material, and GBC capacity building, plus exciting new developments, this event promises to be a Congress to remember. This is the one event on the GBC calendar that brings all of our councils together, and it’s a great opportunity to supercharge your council and the movement. More information will be available on our website soon – for now, mark those dates in your calendar, and we’ll see you in Hong Kong!

Join the SCI Green City Study Tour

Join the WorldGBC Sustainable Cities Initiative for a Green City Study Tour to Vancouver, Canada, in June 2015. This event will provide insight into successful district-scale development and leading edge green buildings, and includes hands-on workshops, tours, networking events and a full pass to Canada GBC’s Building Lasting Change conference. Not to be missed!

Champions of the Earth!

The USGBC recently received the Champions of the Earth award, the United Nation’s top environmental accolade. A stunning achievement! In accepting the award, USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi acknowledged the role of all 100 GBCs around the world in driving the global green building movement. We are all champions of the earth! Learn more.

Buildings As Human Resource Tools

Getting people to value a sustainable building requires more than lectures on energy and water efficiency. Check out this interesting article on “Buildings as Human Resource Tools”, from our CEO Jane Henley, with input from UTC Building & Industrial Systems’ John Mandyck and Saint-Gobain’s Peter Hindle.


Seeking Our New WorldGBC CEO

We’re searching for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead our global network of 100 green building councils. If you have the skills, experience and passion to lead us into the next phase of the global green building movement, then we encourage you to apply for this exciting and high profile position. Applications close 31 January 2015. Find out more.

Spain's Successful WSB14 Conference

“The building sector must reduce its emissions by 77% to avoid energy and climatic collapse” – one of the conclusions of the World Sustainable Building Conference in Barcelona in October. Congratulations to the GBC Espana for their work on bringing us this successful and inspiring event. We look forward to 2017 in Hong Kong! Read the latest WSB14 news.

Upcoming Events

The GBC community has some exciting events lined up for early 2015. Visit our events page to find out what’s coming up and what needs to be in your green building diary for the first part of 2015. Got an event you want to add to our calendar? Send us the details.


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