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Join us for Members' Day & more in Jaipur, India, this October

Mon, 7th Aug 2017

WorldGBC is heading to Jaipur, India, this October for Members' Day, India Green Building Council's Congress and much more - and we invite Green Building Councils and Partners to join us! 

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Virtuous circle: Exploring the circular economy with global leaders AkzoNobel & Shaw Contract

Thu, 3rd Aug 2017

In this special 'in conversation' piece, AkzoNobel's Chris Cook and Shaw Contract's Todd Jarvis talk to Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, about the “circular economy” approach to business.  

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Overwhelming response to call for case studies for new WorldGBC report on green & healthy buildings

Wed, 2nd Aug 2017

WorldGBC received over 60 submissions from 10 countries of buildings hoping to be showcased in an upcoming report showing the positive effects of green and healthy buildings on occupants' experience.

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Green building – a driver for decent jobs & economic growth

Mon, 31st Jul 2017

Karl pfeffer, of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, blogs about how green building can support decent jobs and economic growth, following a recent training course.

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JPMorgan Chase commits to 100% renewables & greater building energy efficiency

Fri, 28th Jul 2017

JPMorgan Chase has made an ambitious commitment to source 100 per cent of its global energy needs from renewables and to reduce energy consumption in its buildings around the world.

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EmiratesGBC launches interactive website to promote green homes, offices & schools

Thu, 20th Jul 2017

EmiratesGBC has launched a brand-new interactive website called Green Building Tooltips to encourage green building best practices in homes, offices and schools

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The growth of a greener India

Tue, 18th Jul 2017

I still vividly remember, 16 years ago, when a small group of green building enthusiasts huddled in a conference room in Chennai to establish the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), writes Mr S Raghupathy.

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Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, says new research project involving UK-GBC

Tue, 18th Jul 2017

More accurate assessments of home energy bills by mortgage lenders could vary loans by up to £11,500 between the most energy efficient properties and the most energy hungry homes, according to a new research. 

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JLL UK accomplishes 78 per cent of sustainability targets

Mon, 17th Jul 2017

JLL achieves 14 of its 18 corporate sustainability targets set in 2016, including cutting absolute energy across all corporate offices by 26 per cent since 2012.

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WorldGBC Chairman featured on UTC’s “Race to 9 Billion” podcast

Thu, 13th Jul 2017

Tai Lee Siang, the Chairman of WorldGBC’s Board of Directors, is the latest international expert to be featured on United Technologies’ Race to 9 Billion podcast series.

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AkzoNobel raises profile of green building in Asia Pacific by partnering on WorldGBC Regional Network

Fri, 7th Jul 2017

AkzoNobel has become a Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network, elevating the critical role that green buildings can play within the region.

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WorldGBC expands research & regional capacity with appointment of new staff

Thu, 6th Jul 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to welcome three new members of staff who will expand the organisation’s research and regional network capacity.

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WorldGBC & EBRD collaborate to drive sustainable buildings

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

The World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of sustainable property development.

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Research highlights which countries are leading on green building

Thu, 10th Mar 2016

New research by the law firm Baker & McKenzie has highlighted which countries are leading on green building around the world.

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Which women are leading the way in the global green building movement?

Tue, 8th Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day – an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural political, and of course, environmental achievements of women around the world.

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World’s largest collaborative retrofit project launches to cut emissions from buildings

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation has been officially launched today by Green Building Councils across Europe, in a bid to tackle one of the region’s biggest climate challenges – its existing buildings.

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Global green building expected to double by 2018, study finds

Tue, 16th Feb 2016

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, made possible with support from United Technologies Corporation and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business, on which the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was a research partner

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Retailers can improve customer experience & potentially increase profit through greener stores, WorldGBC report finds

Mon, 1st Feb 2016

Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council

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2016 WorldGBC Board nominations open

Mon, 25th Jan 2016

Do you want to guide the green building movement? Then now is your chance.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2016

Thu, 14th Jan 2016

The biennial Awards, which were first held in 2014, showcase and celebrate the achievements of businesses and innovators in the region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings.

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EU unveils new green building policy objectives

Fri, 8th Jan 2016

The European Commission has started building the foundations of a common language around green building with the release of a major new working paper. 

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Green Building Councils commit to green area twice the size of Singapore

Thu, 3rd Dec 2015

More than 1.25 billion square metres of buildings – almost double the size of Singapore – will be registered, renovated or certified as green building space over the next five years, under ambitious commitments made by Green Building Councils at COP21 in Paris today.

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India GBC Publishes Annual Review

Mon, 30th Nov 2015

India Green Building Council launched their Annual Review

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2015 WorldGBC Chairman's Awards Winners Announced at Hong Kong Congress

Thu, 5th Nov 2015

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has recognised sustainability innovators and pioneers at its annual awards ceremony

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