WorldGBC Global Update: February 2014

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram... Still a Mystery?

Less than 50% of GBCs use social media to connect with their audiences. Add this to your communication toolbox so you can engage with your community and expand your reach into new audiences. We are running a series of online, GBC-only workshops to help get you started. Join us for these tailored, GBC-focused, no fuss social media sessions. We need a minimum of five GBCs to run this program, so sign up now. Email Kim Surtees to express your interest.

Save the Dates for Congress 2014!

From 4 to 7 August 2013, the GBC community will be meeting in São Paulo, Brazil to connect, strategise and learn from each other at our annual WorldGBC Congress. Influential ambassadors from green building councils around the world will attend our collaborative gathering, held in partnership with the Green Building Council Brazil.  Join us for a full programme of conference material, Members' Day, GBC University sessions, and regional network meetings. Special rates will be available for GBC delegations, so look out for more info soon! Don't forget to check out the video sessions from last year's Congress.

Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership in Green Building Awards

In 2014, the WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network will hold its Leadership in Green Building Awards for the first time.  These prestigious awards will recognise corporations for their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green building projects. All GBCs in the region can submit nominations, so start thinking about the stand out projects in your country. The awards program launches in late February, so look out for more information soon.

Webinar: IFC's Edge Program

Join the IFC on 6 February, 10:00 to 11:30 am EST (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm CET) for a webinar exploring the components of the EDGE Green Buildings Market Transformation Program. The program engages financiers, developers, regulators and homeowners through EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies).  EDGE is a low-cost, easy-to-use web application that reveals solutions at the early building design stage. Join the webinar to find out more – register here.

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

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