WorldGBC Global Update: January 2015

Explore the Green City of Vancouver – WorldGBC and SCI Study Tour

Bring your city leaders and join the WorldGBC Sustainable Cities Initiative Study Tour to Vancouver this June. Join fellow GBCs and their city representatives on an action-packed, four-day deep dive into one of the world's leading green cities. Tour regenerated neighbourhoods, green districts and net zero energy buildings; participate in an exclusive workshop with the city of Vancouver on its award-winning policies; network with global city leaders; and attend the CaGBC's premier annual conference. Get more information and register here.

SCI Online Speaker Series

The WorldGBC is proud to announce that Andrea Reimer, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver, will be the featured speaker in the next edition of the Sustainable Cities Initiative Speaker Series on 19 February. Invite your members and city representatives to this free online session about Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 vision and strategies. Learn more or register.

East Africa Green Building Conference

Join us in Arusha, Tanzania for the first East Africa Green Building Conference. Organised by the Tanzania Green Building Council, this important event is a must-attend for those involved in the green building movement in East Africa. A WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Meeting will also be held during the event. More information.

Take the Path to Zero

The WorldGBC's recent contest with the MIT Climate Co-Lab highlighted innovative ideas to mainstream green building, and Path to Zero was a judges' favourite. It's an innovative investment program created by BAS that facilitates energy independence solutions for building owners and tenants. A Path to Zero mobile app is now in development. Check it out.

 

New Dates! WorldGBC Congress

Is WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong in your diary yet? Join us on the new dates of 27 to 31 October (previously 26 to 30 October) for this premier event that brings GBCs from around the world together to learn and connect. Look out for more information about the value-packed program in our next newsletter and on our website soon. We’ll see you in Hong Kong!

Asia Pacific Regional Network Meeting

Be part of the action at the next Asia Pacific Regional Network Meeting in Tokyo from 24 to 26 February.  Hosted by the Japan Sustainable Building Consortium, the dynamic program includes access to the Eco-House and Eco-Building Expo and site tours, as well as an APN meeting's valuable info-sharing and networking. Get the details.

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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