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Call for Presentations

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as Strategic Partner, is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2014 (IGBC2014) held from 1 to 3 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Build Green – Lead, Engage, Sustain”, IGBC 2014 serves as a platform to:

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Asia-Pacific Network Meeting and Green Building Conference in Indonesia

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

Join us for our Asia Pacific Regional Network meeting in Jakarta from 7 to 9 May 2014. A comprehensive meeting programme and green building conference will give GBCs and their members a chance to connect with regional green building leaders in the important, high-growth market of Indonesia

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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program Announces Impressive Emissions Reduction

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 22% reduction in emissions after the third year of the program, compared to base-year emissions.

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Croatia GBC Holds Sixth Better Building Brunch

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

The Croatia Green Building Council (HSZG), in collaboration with the British Embassy in Croatia, recently held its sixth Better Building Brunch.  The event, on 30 January 2014, had the theme, “Green Economy in the UK.”

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Update from the Emirates GBC

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

A lot has been happening for the Emirates GBC. See below to find out the latest news.

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ACCADES Partnership Promotes GBC Co-operation In the Americas

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

The region of Central America and the Caribbean has identified an opportunity to establish a partnership between countries of the region. The Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development seeks to combine the efforts of the different countries to promote market transformation towards sustainability in the construction sector, taking into account the specific conditions and needs of the Central American and Caribbean region. The ACCADES is an alliance on a smaller scale within the American`s Network that was almost naturally generated by the similarities (in their markets, climate and socioeconomic conditions) of the countries that comprise it.

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GBC Opportunity: Explosion Green Live Online Conference

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

Explosion Green Live is David Gottfried’s latest invention to bring the vision and details of green building trends, wisdom and transformation opportunities to all GBCs. Following Gottfried’s release of his Explosion Green book upon USGBC’s 20th Anniversary at Greenbuild 2013, Gottfried undertook the project of personally curating and interviewing 40 of the world's foremost thought leaders in green building and sustainability, including Rick Fedrizzi, Jane Henley, Mark Ruffalo, William McDonough, Amory Lovins, Art Gensler, Janine Benyus, Paull Hawken, Nils Kok, Che Wall and dozens more.

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WorldGBC Congress 2014 - Join Us in Sao Paulo!

Wed, 2nd Apr 2014

Calling all forward-thinking GBCs

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WorldGBC Launches MIT Climate CoLab Contest

Mon, 31st Mar 2014

Through a partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab contest, the WorldGBC seeks your ideas to create public demand for green buildings that can meet the values of the occupants and empower the public to enter the conversation of how buildings are designed and created for them.

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Green Building Awards Gain Momentum

Wed, 26th Mar 2014

The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building have gained momentum, with an awards partner and two high-profile judges announced.

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Around the World In 80 Market Briefs

Mon, 24th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) facilitates interactions between national green building councils and cities around the world, with the aim to create partnerships and collaborations that leverage synergies to rapidly accelerate the uptake of green building.

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Register for Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Wed, 19th Mar 2014

Are you ready for a challenge? Recent estimates say that around 75% of the infrastructure that will be in use in 2050 doesn’t yet exist. This means immense global infrastructure investment needs for decades to come, all in the context of the need for Climate Action, Sustainable Energy for All, and the post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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New Green Leaders Emerge in Australia

Tue, 23rd Apr 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) celebrated its most successful year, with 145 Green Star projects certified.

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Americas Regional Network Celebrates Earth Day

Mon, 22nd Apr 2013

The WorldGBC's Americas Regional network is celebrating EarthDay on April 22 with the release of a new educational video. Watch the clip to learn about the work Green Building Councils (GBCs) of the Americas are doing, and who is involved.

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Chair of WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board Announced

Thu, 18th Apr 2013

John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation has been named chair of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, further expanding the organisation's commitment to the green building movement around the globe.

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