The countdown is on… four weeks until World Green Building Week 2017

Tuesday 29th August 2017

 

In just under four weeks’ time, hundreds of businesses, NGOs and individuals around the globe will unite to celebrate the positive role green buildings play in our lives, as part of World Green Building Week 2017.

This year, the week highlights the need for net zero buildings under the banner #OurHeroIsZero. Buildings are often seen as the villains when it comes to climate change, but they can actually be the heroes. When buildings are net zero they use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy - helping us to win the fight against climate change.

What’s new?

Webinar

WorldGBC will be hosting a webinar – Heroes unmasked: A WorldGBC introduction to net zero buildings – on Wednesday 27 September, at both 8am and 5pm (UK time). The webinar will introduce participants to net zero buildings, WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project, and will explain how to achieve net zero with a presentation from Integral Group (a sponsor of the project). Sign up to the 8am webinar here or the 5pm webinar here

Events

Green Building Councils will be hosting a range of events as part of the week, from the UK Green Building Council’s 10-year birthday party (on 28 September) to Emirates GBC’s launch of its Net Zero Energy Report (on 27 September).

WorldGBC’s partners will also be hosting events and engaging in the week. JPMorgan Chase, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board, will be hosting an event at its New York headquarters on 25 September to kick start the week. The event will talk about the company’s recent commitment to renewable energy and building efficiency, and will include a panel session with speakers from the bank, US Green Building Council and WorldGBC.

You can see all the events and actions on our Hero Action Map. Add your action or event to the map to show how you’re supporting the week.

Social media

Join the conversation about World Green Building Week and net zero buildings on social media by using the hashtags #OurHeroIsZero and #WGBW2017.

We’re on track to reach over ONE MILLION people on social media through our Thunderclap campaign! But we still need 75 people or organisations to sign up to help us reach our goal.

Have you joined yet? If not, sign up today to donate a social post that will be sent out – simultaneously with hundreds of others - at the start of the week. Encourage employees and member companies to do the same. Click here to join.

You could also share the following post: Have you joined the #OurHeroIsZero #Thunderclap yet for #WGBW17? Click on the link to help spread the word! http://buff.ly/2uAJc9o 

You can also personalise the #OurHeroIsZero sign, take a photo and share this on social media. Here’s a photo of Jonathan Laski, our Director of Global Projects & Partnerships, posing with his own sign.

 

New resources available soon!

Our resources and visuals are all about showing how net zero buildings are the heroes in the fight against climate change. Look out for five new visuals being made available in September – from real life net zero buildings to those of hero buildings themselves.

How else can you help?

  • Add the logo to your email signature and spread the word with every note you send.
  • Co-brand and share the posters with your network.
  • Include a mention of the week in your upcoming media interviews, blog posts or announcements. It’s not too soon to remind people to save the date, and the week is the perfect time for new companies and communities to join the fight against climate change.
  • Download our How to Get Involved Guide today for lots more ideas, and share it with your member companies and partners.

Buildings can be heroes in the fight against climate change - and so can you. Join us this World Green Building Week!

www.worldgbc.org/worldgreenbuildingweek

#OurHeroIsZero

#WGBW2017

 

In just under four weeks’ time, hundreds of businesses, NGOs and individuals around the globe will unite to celebrate the positive role green buildings play in our lives, as part of World Green Building Week 2017.

This year, the week highlights the need for net zero buildings under the banner #OurHeroIsZero. Buildings are often seen as the villains when it comes to climate change, but they can actually be the heroes. When buildings are net zero they use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy - helping us to win the fight against climate change.

What’s new?

Webinar

WorldGBC will be hosting a webinar – Heroes unmasked: A WorldGBC introduction to net zero buildings – on Wednesday 27 September, at both 8am and 5pm (UK time). The webinar will introduce participants to net zero buildings, WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project, and will explain how to achieve net zero with a presentation from Integral Group (a sponsor of the project). Sign up to the 8am webinar here or the 5pm webinar here

Events

Green Building Councils will be hosting a range of events as part of the week, from the UK Green Building Council’s 10-year birthday party (on 28 September) to Emirates GBC’s launch of its Net Zero Energy Report (on 27 September).

WorldGBC’s partners will also be hosting events and engaging in the week. JPMorgan Chase, a member of our Corporate Advisory Board, will be hosting an event at its New York headquarters on 25 September to kick start the week. The event will talk about the company’s recent commitment to renewable energy and building efficiency, and will include a panel session with speakers from the bank, US Green Building Council and WorldGBC.

You can see all the events and actions on our Hero Action Map. Add your action or event to the map to show how you’re supporting the week.

Social media

Join the conversation about World Green Building Week and net zero buildings on social media by using the hashtags #OurHeroIsZero and #WGBW2017.

We’re on track to reach over ONE MILLION people on social media through our Thunderclap campaign! But we still need 75 people or organisations to sign up to help us reach our goal.

Have you joined yet? If not, sign up today to donate a social post that will be sent out – simultaneously with hundreds of others - at the start of the week. Encourage employees and member companies to do the same. Click here to join.

You could also share the following post: Have you joined the #OurHeroIsZero #Thunderclap yet for #WGBW17? Click on the link to help spread the word! http://buff.ly/2uAJc9o 

You can also personalise the #OurHeroIsZero sign, take a photo and share this on social media. Here’s a photo of Jonathan Laski, our Director of Global Projects & Partnerships, posing with his own sign.

 

New resources available soon!

Our resources and visuals are all about showing how net zero buildings are the heroes in the fight against climate change. Look out for five new visuals being made available in September – from real life net zero buildings to those of hero buildings themselves.

How else can you help?

  • Add the logo to your email signature and spread the word with every note you send.
  • Co-brand and share the posters with your network.
  • Include a mention of the week in your upcoming media interviews, blog posts or announcements. It’s not too soon to remind people to save the date, and the week is the perfect time for new companies and communities to join the fight against climate change.
  • Download our How to Get Involved Guide today for lots more ideas, and share it with your member companies and partners.

Buildings can be heroes in the fight against climate change - and so can you. Join us this World Green Building Week!

www.worldgbc.org/worldgreenbuildingweek

#OurHeroIsZero

#WGBW2017