WorldGBC Global Update: November 2013

Download and Share Our Annual Report!

It's been a great year for the advancement of the GBC movement, and we want you to know how the WorldGBC has been representing you. Our Annual Report, which outlines our activities in 2012/2013 is now available. It's not only a snapshot of our work, it's also full of great resources that your GBC can use. Download it here to learn about our recent work, projects and collaborations, and see how we are helping GBCs worldwide to transform the built environment. We encourage you to share the report with your boards and members to demonstrate the value of being part of our global network.

Congress Resources and Feedback

This year's Congress in Cape Town was our best yet, with 75 delegates from 34 countries and plenty of development opportunities, networking and strategising. Thanks go to our sponsor Shaw Contract Group and our host the GBCSA for their support in making the event a success.

Couldn't make it to Cape Town or want to relive it? Check out all the action in our photo wall, and download the presentations.  We'll soon have videos of the sessions available, too – look out for those next month.

We want to make sure Congress is interesting and relevant, and best serves you, our members. Please help us to make next year's Congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil even better by completing our short Congress survey.

Interested in Hosting Congress in 2015 or 2016?

We are seeking GBC partners for our upcoming Congresses in 2015 and 2016, and it could be your GBC that hosts this annual gathering of the green building council network. All Established GBCs are eligible to host, so if you are interested in partnering with us, please indicate your intentions to Kim Surtees by 25 November. At this stage, we need to know your approximate suggested conference dates and the date by which you would need to know whether you have been chosen. More information about the application process will be sent to those that express interest, so make sure you let us know by 25 November!

Download the Pilot Socio Economic Framework for Rating Tools

Launched at Congress in Cape Town last month, the Pilot Socio Economic Framework for Rating Tools is a valuable resource that considers how a more sustainable built environment can help address pressing socio economic issues. Green Building Councils are encouraged to use this framework as a starting point for integrating socio-economic impacts into their own green building rating tools. We are gathering feedback on this pilot phase of the project, and we encourage you to download and use the framework.

Showcase Your Activities on Our Website

Is your GBC running an event that you would like to list on our events calendar? Do you have an exciting development or interesting news that you want to share with the worldwide GBC network? We can feature your events and news on our website to help spread the word, and we can host your GBC's newsletters as well. Submit your event's details, news story or newsletter to Kim Surtees to have them included.

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

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