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An Interview with LEED International Roundtable Member Felipe Faria

Mon, 2nd Mar 2015

Felipe Faria, managing director of Green Building Council Brasil, has been involved in promoting LEED in Brazil since 2007.

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Jane Henley Recognised As Global Sustainability Leader

Tue, 24th Feb 2015

World Green Building Council CEO, Jane Henley, has been recognised as one of the world's 50 most talented green leaders

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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program Achieves 23% Reduction After 4th Year

Mon, 23rd Feb 2015

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 23% reduction in emissions after the 4th year of the program compared to base-year emissions

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Philips Backs Action to Turn Energy Waste Into Increased Productivity and Economic Growth

Thu, 19th Feb 2015

The ‘2015 Energy Productivity and Economic Prosperity Index’ launched recently reveals the huge potential for societies to raise economic performance and extend significant environmental and social benefits through improved energy productivity.

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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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Croatia Green Building Council has New Leadership

Fri, 17th May 2013

At the annual General Assembly members of Croatia Green Building Council elected a new president and eight members of the Board.

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Construmat - Building Solutions World Congress

Fri, 17th May 2013

The world’s top 65 experiences in building solutions will be showcased at the Building Solutions World Congress to reveal the keys to success for the sector.

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Arab-African Forum on Green Building, 17-19 Dec

Thu, 9th May 2013

Egypt Green Building Council, (Egypt-GBC) and Regional office for Arab States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, invite you to attend the Arab-African Forum for Green Building,[AAFGB], which will be held in Cairo, Egypt, 17-19th December, 2013.
 

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Kuwait Green Building Forum on 30- 31, Oct, 2013.

Thu, 9th May 2013

Kuwait Green Building Forum aims to educate, inform, network and unite forces for spreading the green building movement. It will provide developers, architects, building consultants, engineers, contractors, facility managers and decision makers with a platform to explore latest trends in green buildings and to showcase green building products, equipment, services and technologies.

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A Message From The Africa Regional Network Chair 2

Wed, 1st May 2013

In the last quarter we have received tentative enquiries from two new countries - Benin and Tanzania, so interest continues to spread.

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Coast Expo and the Green Coast Award

Wed, 1st May 2013

Coast Expo, the most qualified event in Italy dedicated to coastal zone management and protection takes place from 18th to 20th September 2013 at Ferrara Fiere Congressi, in parallel with RemTech Expo 2013, the most specialized expo dedicated to remediation technologies and territory requalification.

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News from the Green Building Council of Mauritius

Wed, 1st May 2013

The Government of Mauritius is currently working on the design of a Green School. GBCM is assisting in the design phase with valuable input on sustainable building practice. The retrofit of the existing governmental school aims to be Mauritius first green school.

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The Countdown Has Begun!

Wed, 1st May 2013

As of today the clock is ticking on what might just be the greatest challenge the European built environment community has ever undertaken. There is now exactly one year for EU governments to establish long-term national renovation strategies, which somehow have to result in reducing energy use across the entire existing building stock by a massive 80% by 2050 against 2010 levels.

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HKGBC Latest Updates - April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

HKGBC put forward an activation plan for the HK3030 Campaign at this remarkable event on 3 March 2013, with the witness of officiating guests from various government bureaux and departments, as well as key stakeholders like the professional institutions, education sector and the green groups.

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Green Real Estate Finance In Europe

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

PROVADA - Amsterdam RAI

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A Message From The Asia Pacific Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

It’s been a great start to 2013 building on a productive and successful 2012 for the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network (APN).

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A Message from the Europe Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

"There is a real sense of growing cohesion across the Europe Network, as GBCs build on the things they have in common and proactively share lessons learned. It was great to be able to share some of what we’ve been doing in the UK through an ‘open house’ forum at UK-GBC just before Ecobuild in March, with a wide range of Councils from across the Europe region and beyond, and to go on to a very productive Network meeting during the conference and exhibition itself. As ever we focused on where we could do more together – around education, events, awards and policy, and each of the taskforces has a packed agenda to deliver over the coming months.

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