Time for heroes - Welcome to World Green Building Week 2017!

Monday 25th September 2017

 

Thousands of climate action advocates, Green Building Councils, communities, businesses and non-profits on five continents are turning up the volume on the need for all buildings to be net zero carbon buildings by 2050, as part of the 8th annual World Green Building Week.

Led by the World Green Building Council and their member councils in more than 70 countries, World Green Building Week aims to elevate the potential for green buildings, which currently contribute around 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions (and up to 50 per cent of emissions in major cities), to be a powerful solution in the fight against climate change.

Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: “This World Green Building Week we’re shining a light on net zero buildings – the heroes in our fight against climate change. With the increasing threat of extreme weather patterns and intense storms being experienced by many around the globe, it’s clear that a shift is needed in how we are building and the way we address the long-term sustainability and resilience of communities.

“Net zero carbon buildings are a practical and efficient solution to build with these factors in mind. Additionally, we will need all buildings, new and old, to be net zero by 2050 to uphold the Paris Agreement.”

This year, the week is marked by more than 180 activities and events – panels and seminars, report releases, green building tours, and much more - led by Green Building Councils, their 32,000 members, and WorldGBC Partners such as JP Morgan Chase, Phillips, and Shaw Industries.

We’re also set to reach over 2.5 million people through our Thunderclap social media campaign - one key message that says we want buildings that help us win the fight against climate change.

How can you get involved?

  • Personalise an Our Hero is Zero sign and tell the world what kind of buildings you want. Take a picture with your sign and post it on social media with our hashtags #WGBW2017 and #OurHeroIsZero (check out our Twitter account @WorldGBC for examples from our colleagues!)
     
  • Activate your heroes. Send an email to invite your community to events and get them to join the #OurHeroIsZero conversation on social media. Find events near you on the Hero Action Map.
     
  • Add WGBW to your email signature and spread the word with every note you send.
     
  • Paint your town green! Co-brand and share the WGBW posters with your network.
     
  • Read the latest WGBW news! Visit the news & media section on our website throughout the week for blogs, news stories and more.
     
  • Need more ideas? Download our How to Get Involved Guide today, and share it with your member companies and partners.

 

Join us, and be a Hero for Zero this World Green Building Week!  

www.worldgbc.org/worldgreenbuildingweek

#OurHeroIsZero

#WGBW2017

 

Thousands of climate action advocates, Green Building Councils, communities, businesses and non-profits on five continents are turning up the volume on the need for all buildings to be net zero carbon buildings by 2050, as part of the 8th annual World Green Building Week.

Led by the World Green Building Council and their member councils in more than 70 countries, World Green Building Week aims to elevate the potential for green buildings, which currently contribute around 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions (and up to 50 per cent of emissions in major cities), to be a powerful solution in the fight against climate change.

Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council, said: “This World Green Building Week we’re shining a light on net zero buildings – the heroes in our fight against climate change. With the increasing threat of extreme weather patterns and intense storms being experienced by many around the globe, it’s clear that a shift is needed in how we are building and the way we address the long-term sustainability and resilience of communities.

“Net zero carbon buildings are a practical and efficient solution to build with these factors in mind. Additionally, we will need all buildings, new and old, to be net zero by 2050 to uphold the Paris Agreement.”

This year, the week is marked by more than 180 activities and events – panels and seminars, report releases, green building tours, and much more - led by Green Building Councils, their 32,000 members, and WorldGBC Partners such as JP Morgan Chase, Phillips, and Shaw Industries.

We’re also set to reach over 2.5 million people through our Thunderclap social media campaign - one key message that says we want buildings that help us win the fight against climate change.

How can you get involved?

  • Personalise an Our Hero is Zero sign and tell the world what kind of buildings you want. Take a picture with your sign and post it on social media with our hashtags #WGBW2017 and #OurHeroIsZero (check out our Twitter account @WorldGBC for examples from our colleagues!)
     
  • Activate your heroes. Send an email to invite your community to events and get them to join the #OurHeroIsZero conversation on social media. Find events near you on the Hero Action Map.
     
  • Add WGBW to your email signature and spread the word with every note you send.
     
  • Paint your town green! Co-brand and share the WGBW posters with your network.
     
  • Read the latest WGBW news! Visit the news & media section on our website throughout the week for blogs, news stories and more.
     
  • Need more ideas? Download our How to Get Involved Guide today, and share it with your member companies and partners.

 

Join us, and be a Hero for Zero this World Green Building Week!  

www.worldgbc.org/worldgreenbuildingweek

#OurHeroIsZero

#WGBW2017