WorldGBC Global Update: July 2014

Congress Earlybird Registration Closes Soon!

Help your GBC connect, strategise, learn and grow at WorldGBC Congress 2014 from 3 to 8 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Earlybird discounts are only available until 20 July (save $90), so sign up now to join us for a special working retreat to explore "Turning Strategy into Action," our peer-to-peer collaboration and learning sessions, GBC University training sessions tailored to your needs, tours of leading green buildings, and the comprehensive Greenbuilding Brazil conference. Visit our website for more on the latest Congress event

Get Up, Green Up: World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week is the biggest and best opportunity each year for us to shine the spotlight on our global movement and our collective mission – to create sustainable built environments. By working together in the same week all over the world, our message is louder. This year from 22 to 27 September, we are encouraging people to take direct action – to ‘Get Up, Green Up’. Now is the time to start planning your GBC’s activities – what will you be doing for WGBWeek? Check out our resources to help with your planning. Learn more.

Increasing Our Impact: Enter Your Ideas

How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings? Our joint contest with the MIT Climate Colab is closing soon, and we want ideas from you and your members. Submit your ideas on how to fire up the sustainability conversation and create demand for green buildings that improve lives, and you could win $10,000. Proposals are due by 20 July 2014. Learn more.

Report: The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Check out the new Smart Market report from McGraw-Hill Construction. “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity” contains the results of a landmark research project examining the critical gaps preventing capitalisation on healthy building investments, as well as the drivers and advantages owners are reporting from these investments. Download it for free now.

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.

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

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