WorldGBC Global Update: May 2013

Bring the Business Case for Green Building to Your Conference

Our new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" has been well received all around the world - more than 3,000 copies downloaded, lots of media attention, and launch events held globally. You can use the content from the report and include a presentation about its findings at your local conference! We have an expert panel of speakers involved in writing the report who can present at your events throughout 2013.  See our Community of Experts for more information on how to request a speaker.

World Green Building Week is Coming!

World Green Building Week will be held from 16 to 20 September 2013. This year's theme has been announced - "Green Buildings, Better Places, Healthy People." Our Key Messages document is now available for you to download as you start organising your 2013 events.  Check out our WGBWeek page for this and more resources.

New Global Snapshot - Green Schools

Green Building Councils around the globe are actively raising standards by working with building industries to develop greener schools. You can use our new Global Snapshot, "The Greening of Schools: Influencing the Built Environment" in your Council's green schools advocacy work.  With background information and case studies, this document gives a snapshot of green school activity around the world.  Check it out on our Global Snapshots page.

Join us for Congress 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa

This year, the WorldGBC Congress will run in parallel with the GBCSA Green Building Convention and Exhibition in Cape Town.  Join us for this incomparable opportunity for global green building thought leaders, industry professionals, innovators, environmentalists and students to exchange ideas, build capacity and accelerate the green building movement.  The convention's theme is "Rewire" and there are great speakers to inspire us!  Learn more.

New Introductory Video from WorldGBC

Want to know more about the WorldGBC and where the green building movement is at globally, or let others know about our joint mission? Our new video is a great resource for introducing the work of the WorldGBC and our member GBCs globally. Feel free to use it!  Watch here.

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