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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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The Circular Economy

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

Our current industrial processes and lifestyles are depleting the world’s natural resources to create objects that will often end up in landfills, all while churning out unwanted by-products like industrial waste.  Will this linear system work for us long-term?

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Europe Regional Leadership Awards

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

The World Green Building Council’s European Network is proud to host the first ever leadership awards for the Europe region!

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Emirates Green Building Council Launches First EGBC Awards

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

Emirates Green Building Council has launched the first EGBC Awards in eight categories to honour excellence in sustainability initiatives.

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Jane Henley Talks Green Retrofits for Buildings

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

"The Empire State Building is one of the most visible examples of a trend that is occurring around the world – retrofitting buildings to make them more resource-efficient and climate-friendly," writes Jane Henley in her latest blog article.

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Latest News from GBC Costa Rica

Mon, 3rd Jun 2013

The GBC Costa Rica has been busy advancing the green building mission, with lots of exciting activities and developments.

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