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Qatar GBC's Annual Conference

Tue, 10th Feb 2015

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) will hold its first annual conference on 27 and 28 April in Qatar

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Is Your School the Greenest on Earth?

Tue, 10th Feb 2015

The Greenest School on Earth recognition is an annual announcement made by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, highlighting a K-12 school that exemplifies how sustainability can be integrally woven into the infrastructure, culture and curriculum of a school

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Global Calculator Shows Effects of Measures to Tackle Climate Change

Mon, 9th Feb 2015

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched its Global Calculator online software tool.

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Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Thu, 5th Feb 2015

Stage A Nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016 are now open

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The Elusive Business Case for Green Building

Wed, 4th Feb 2015

The tenant-landlord exchange was once simple: a certain rent entitled you to a certain quality of space.

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WorldGBC Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

Sun, 1st Feb 2015

Are you interested in joining our dynamic and hardworking Board, and being at the frontline of the green building movement?

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Greenbuild EuroMed 2015: Call for Submissions

Fri, 30th Jan 2015

Greenbuild for Europe and the Mediterranean region will be held in Verona, Italy from 14 to 16 October 2015

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Emirates GBC 2015 AWARDS

Thu, 29th Jan 2015

The Emirates Green Building Council is now accepting applications for the EGBC Awards, which highlight best practices in the green building industry in seven categories

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World's 100 Most Sustainable Companies Revealed

Fri, 23rd Jan 2015

The 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index (Global 100) was recently released by Canadian investment advisory firm Corporate Knights at the World Economic Forum meeting.

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UK-GBC Appoints Julie Hirigoyen as New Chief Executive

Thu, 15th Jan 2015

The UK Green Building Council has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new Chief Executive. Julie is currently UK Head of Sustainability for international property consultants JLL.

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Global Gathering at the Sustainable Innovation Forum

Tue, 6th Jan 2015

Climate Action delivered their fifth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum in Lima in December, and leaders from key United Nations bodies, governments, international companies and leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) convened for the primary business summit at COP20.

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Europe Regional Network - Impact Report 2014

Thu, 1st Jan 2015

This Impact Report details the achievements of the Europe Regional Network and its member Green Building Councils from the year 2014. 

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Register Now for "Transforming the Built Environment in Emerging Markets"

Mon, 8th Jul 2013

The World Green Building Council and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group have announced their collaboration to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to enhancing the built environment and mitigating climate change.  Join us in celebrating this partnership at a special event, "Transforming the Built Environment in Emerging Markets."

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Communicating our Impact – Members' Survey 2013

Fri, 5th Jul 2013

Almost 100,000 buildings registered, one billion square metres of green floor area, 30,000 volunteers! Just some of the encouraging information we gathered in last year's WorldGBC Members' Survey.

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Europe Regional Network Calls for 2030 Targets

Wed, 3rd Jul 2013

The Europe Regional Network (ERN) has called for three legally binding targets to drive investment in a more efficient, competitive and resilient economy in its response to the EU’s consultation on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.  

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David Gottfried Award Nominations Open

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

The World Green Building Council’s David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award recognises those involved in the worldwide sustainable construction movement whose contributions have been particularly pioneering, displaying an entrepreneurism that has helped to transform or advance the green building mission.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

Last week was EU Sustainable Energy Week, an initiative of the European Commission that connects stakeholders and citizens with energy issues through events around the region.

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WorldGBC Appoints Five New Directors

Fri, 21st Jun 2013

Five leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors.

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The Rise and Rise of Green Building

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction conducted in partnership with United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, firms are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 per cent of respondents spanning 62 countries planning more than 60 per cent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from ‘push’ to ‘pull’, with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.

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Energy Saving Measures Boost House Prices

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average, a new report released by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.

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Meet One of Europe's Green Building Advocates

Tue, 18th Jun 2013

Elaine Hsieh of the GreenBiz group interviews Steven Borncamp, a true advocate for promoting policy, practices and technologies for green building across Europe.

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Government Leadership Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Thu, 13th Jun 2013

Does your country have a city-level green building programme or policy that deserves global recognition?

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