WorldGBC Global Update: June 2014

Register for Congress Now!

Help your GBC connect, strategise, learn and grow at WorldGBC Congress 2014 from 3 to 8 August in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Registration is now open, so sign up to join us for a special optional 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. All of the details you need are on our website. Early bird rates are available, so register now! Learn more and register.

Increasing our Impact: Help Spread the Word and Win

How can we empower the public and communities to build awareness and demand for green buildings? We need your help to answer this question, and we want ideas from you and your members. You can win just by spreading the word and encouraging your members to submit ideas to fire up the sustainability conversation and create demand for green buildings that improve lives. $10,000 is up for grabs for the best idea, and your GBC could win $1,000 just for promoting the contest. Proposals are due by 20 July 2014.

Asia Pacific Leadership Awards Nominations Still Open

Nominations for the Asia Pacific Regional Network’s Leadership Awards in Green Building are still open! Encourage your members to nominate local stars in Business Leadership in Sustainability and Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance. This is a great way to generate publicity and momentum for green building in your country, and build your GBC’s relationships. With the support of sponsor Shaw Contract Group and a number of high profile judges, the awards are sure to make an impact. Nominations close on Friday 20 June 2014. More details.

Have Your Say On Our Draft QA for Rating Tools Guide

Get your voice heard and submit your feedback on our draft Quality Assurance for Rating Tools Guide. The WorldGBC Rating Tool Task Group has put together this comprehensive guide and we need your input to make sure it's as useful and relevant to you – our GBCs – as possible. The guide is designed to help with the development of new rating tools to ensure they are getting it right. Let us know what you think! Download the guide and give feedback.

What's Hot

Check out this great video from USGBC showing the benefits of joining a GBC; see how GBCSA is helping one family change their home to change the world with My Green Home; and watch the recent webinar from our Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Office Buildings project.

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

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