WorldGBC Global Update: March 2014

New Project: Health and Productivity Benefits of Buildings

The Business Case for Green Building report highlighted research linking green design features to positive impacts on the health, wellbeing and productivity of building occupants.

As the next phase of this work, WorldGBC has launched a major new project to put forward design guidance and common metrics to both better deliver and measure the impacts of green buildings, sponsored by Jones Lang Lasalle, Lend Lease, and Skanska. 

There will be key opportunities for GBCs and their members to get involved in this exciting work throughout the year. Want to know more? Check out our project page.

New Collaborative Policy-Making Resource Available

Get practical advice on how to work with governments and other stakeholders on public policy for a more sustainable built environment. Our new resource defines the key principles of effective collaborative policy-making and outlines useful tips to give your GBC a blueprint for setting up successful partnerships. Explore the key principles and download case studies here.

Nominations for Asia Pacific Leadership Awards Now Open

Nominations for the Asia Pacific Regional Network’s Leadership Awards in Green Building are now open! Help us promote the awards to your members and generate nominations for the two award categories: Business Leadership in Sustainability  and Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance.

Why nominate?  You can generate publicity and momentum for green building in your country, provide recognition for projects and companies that are setting new benchmarks, reward your members that are going the extra mile, and help build your relationships with government, industry, media and the community.

We are looking forward to working with you to promote the exceptional green building projects and leading organisations in the Asia Pacific region. Nominations close on Friday 20 June 2014. More details.

Answering the Building Sector's Challenges: WSB14

Join the GBC Espana for the World Sustainable Building Conference (WSB14) in Barcelona from 28 to 30 October 2014. WSB14 will be one of the largest meetings on a global level on sustainable building, where the most important and influential international institutions, experts in this field, will meet for the first time. WSB14's main goal is to find answers to the social and environmental challenges that the building sector faces, and the conference is shaping up to be one of the biggest events on the sustainability calendar. Find out more about the latest developments in the WSB14 newsletter.

World Cities Summit

The World Cities Summit is the exclusive and premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Held in Singapore from 1 to 4 June 2014 with the theme Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Common Challenges, Shared Solutions, the fourth World Cities Summit will be run in conjunction with Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS). Download the brochure, or visit the website for more information and to register. Early bird registration is available until 31 March.

WorldGBC VIP Welcome Reception – You're Invited

On 27 March, we are bringing together green building leaders from around the world for a fantastic networking opportunity for leaders of industry, green building councils and government. Join us in Beijing for a WorldGBC VIP welcome reception at the 10th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building, New Technologies and Products, from 6 pm at the V-Continent Beijing Parkview Wuzhou Hotel. This event is sponsored by Lend Lease, a committed supporter of both the World Green Building Council and green building councils globally. RSVP by email before 15 March 2014.

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

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