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European countries urged to create ambitious plans for cutting emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement

Wed, 27th Apr 2016

Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe are being urged to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings, in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises.

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Let’s make 2016 a record breaking year for climate action

Fri, 22nd Apr 2016

Later today, history will be made as the heads of state and politicians from over 150 countries gather at the UN headquarters in New York to officially approve the Paris Agreement...

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Volvo CE joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined its Corporate Advisory Board

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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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Humanising the workplace

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

A workplace should help you be your very best. Yet all too many offices, factories and laboratories overlook vital human factors that affect employee wellness and impact organisations.

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World Health Day and the growing case to build with people in mind

Thu, 7th Apr 2016

Today is World Health Day and this year’s theme is “Halt the rise: beat diabetes”. As you may be aware, one of the best ways to prevent diabetes is through regular physical activity...

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The power of communication - introducing our new blog

Mon, 4th Apr 2016

On 3 December 2015, something truly remarkable happened. An unprecedented alliance of key players from within the buildings and construction industry...

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Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Cognitive Functions

Sun, 20th Mar 2016

A landmark report published in the fall by Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in conjunction with SUNY Update Medical University and Syracuse University...

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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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Health, wellbeing & the business case for green retail

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

Napoleon was supposed to have called us “a nation of shopkeepers”. I imagine it wasn’t meant favourably, but 200 years on and retail accounts for 10% of employment, over 5% of GDP and apparently London is the “retail capital of the world” (according to BIS).

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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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Asia Pacific Green Leadership Recognised

Mon, 18th Aug 2014

Eight exceptional green building projects and seven leading companies have been named finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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Register Now for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on Washington DC — a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others – for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit. 

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Europe Regional Network Announces New Chair

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

The WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network has elected Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB (the German Sustainable Building Council), to be its next Chair for the period 2014-2016

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Green Leaders Recognised at WorldGBC Green Building Awards

Fri, 8th Aug 2014

Outstanding leaders in sustainable development have been honored at the annual World Green Building Council Awards

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WorldGBC 2013-2014 Impact Report

Thu, 7th Aug 2014

The World Green Building Council has just released our 2013-2014 Impact Report. With 100 Green Building Councils worldwide, over 27,000 member companies and organisations, and more than 1.2 billion square metres of green building area registered, the 720 staff and 32,000 volunteers powering this global movement are making a real difference

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Smart Market Report Released: The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction (http://www.construction.com) in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, United Technologies and other partners.

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Call for Proposals: Qatar GBC Annual Conference

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) First Annual Conference, which will take place from 24 to 25 November 2014, is inviting submissions. QGBC provides leadership and encourages collaboration to conduct environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar. The conference will address major issues and provide answers to some of the most significant challenges of environmental sustainability and promoting best practice for the built environment for Qatar, the Gulf region and beyond

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Register Today for WorldGBC Congress in Brazil

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

REGISTER NOW FOR WORLDGBC CONGRESS IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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ACCADES Regional Forum Cements Co-operation in Central America

Sat, 14th Jun 2014

The second ACCADES (Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development) Regional Forum was held in San Jose, Costa Rica on 20 and 21 May, and was a resounding success. The forum was hosted by the GBC Costa Rica, with enthusiastic participation from the other ACCADES affiliated councils (Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador).

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New GBC Launches in Tanzania

Sat, 24th May 2014

A new GBC was launched recently with the establishment of the Green Building Council of Tanzania (GBCTZ). The launch took place during a stakeholder meeting which was held at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel on 31 January 2014

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Join us at World Cities Summit

Mon, 12th May 2014

The World Cities Summit (WCS) is a global platform for urban leaders of government, private sector, academia, professional and international organisations to address liveable and sustainable city challenges in an integrated manner, share good urban governance practices and innovative solutions, and forge partnerships

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Join Us at Construction21EXPO

Wed, 7th May 2014

WorldGBC is pleased to announce that we are participating on 14 and 15 May in a pan-European event dedicated to promoting Europe's greenest building projects and the solutions that support their achievements. Construction21EXPO.eu is a virtual tradeshow and conference that is free to attend, eliminates travel time and the associated costs and carbon emissions, and benefits from the support of the European Commission, the World Green Building Council's European Network, national Green Building Councils and Construction21 Chapters across Europe as well as other expert organisations. 

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