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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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Better thinking, better health in green-certified buildings

Mon, 31st Oct 2016

By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.

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The New Urban Agenda and the green building movement

Wed, 26th Oct 2016

As I made my journey home from Habitat 3, leaving behind the beautiful city of Quito in Ecuador, I reflected on what exactly the New Urban Agenda means to our Green Building Council movement

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Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

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Rick Fedrizzi, City of Vancouver & Saint-Gobain CEO honoured in WorldGBC Awards

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award and the David Gottfried Award at a ceremony held in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

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When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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Workers in certified green buildings record higher cognitive functions scores, finds study

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Outstanding leaders in green building honoured in Asia Pacific awards

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Three highly prestigious green building projects and a leading business which have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of Asia Pacific’s built environment, have been announced as winners of the World Green Building Council’s regional awards. 

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Asia Pacific leadership in Green Building Awards 2016

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

The Asia Pacifc Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate the iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

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JLL joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Tue, 4th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global real estate services firm JLL has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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World Green Building Week 2016 – how our global movement changed perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016

Wow! What a week. From last Monday until yesterday, Green Building Councils, their members and many more organisations and individuals around the globe participated in World Green Building Week 2016!

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Buildings Feature in Sustainia's 100 Solutions

Thu, 11th Jun 2015

The 2015 Sustainia 100 study showcases 100 sustainability solutions from around the world. These innovative ideas highlight new and original ways to save resources and build better homes and lives, and buildings feature prominently amongst them

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Philippine GBC Chairman Recognised

Mon, 8th Jun 2015

Ramon Rufino, Chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), has been named Property Report's Real Estate Personality of the Year at the third annual Philippines Property Awards

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GBCSA Celebrates Milestone 100 Green Star SA Certifications

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

Greening in the South African commercial property sector has reached a significant milestone with 100 Green Star SA certifications by the Green Building Council SA

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Slovak GBC Holds Successful Green Building Conference

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

The Slovak Green Building Council and publishing house Eurostav recently held the council’s fifth annual conference, “Sustainability in Architecture and Construction.” This international conference is Slovakia’s most significant event focused on sustainability in construction.

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Seeking Australia's Future Green Leaders

Tue, 2nd Jun 2015

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is calling for nominations for this year’s Future Green Leader Award

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We Welcome Our New CEO

Mon, 1st Jun 2015

We welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Terri Wills, who joins us on 1 June. Terri will lead our initiatives to support members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate global change

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BUILD UPON Launch Report Released

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces

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Call for Case Studies

Thu, 28th May 2015

Do you know of projects that show how green building or retrofitting have improved people’s lives

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Congress 2015 Registration Now Open

Wed, 27th May 2015

Registration is now open for WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong.

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Nominations for Europe Regional Awards Still Open

Tue, 26th May 2015

Nominations for the Europe Regional Leadership Awards 2015 are still open. Nominate a green building champion in your country now

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India Stacks Up 3 Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space

Mon, 25th May 2015

The green building movement continues to gain momentum in India, with the country recently reaching three billion square feet of registered green building space

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Green Building Trends Survey Launches

Fri, 22nd May 2015

The World Green Building Council is pleased to launch the new World Green Building Trends survey, which we are conducting in partnership with Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction)

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