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100% renewable energy for all worldwide is possible: Q&A with Mark Z. Jacobson

Thu, 17th May 2018

In this exclusive Q&A, Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University tells WorldGBC about his theory for a world powered by 100% renewable energy and the three separate ways to avoid running out of energy.

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Notes from the Network: The buildings blocks to a greener future in Africa

Wed, 16th May 2018

With 76% of Sub–Saharan Africa suffering from severe energy poverty despite being energy rich, what are the opportunities for green building to help secure a prosperous, climate-resilient and sustainable future for Africa? Jane Afrane visited Mauritius for the 4th Africa Geen Building Summit to find out.

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Level(s) Testing Phase - Everything You Need to Know!

Thu, 3rd May 2018

Audrey Nugent, Senior Policy Advisor of the Europe Regional Network, outlines the stages of the Level(s) testing phase, a new framework that is set to transform the European building market.

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Building a Better Tomorrow: Q&A with WRI President & CEO Andrew Steer

Wed, 2nd May 2018

In this exclusive Q&A, President and CEO of the WRI Andrew Steer discusses how revolutionising the green building industry will be key to achieving the developmental and environmental goals laid out in the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

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How a green building improved my working day

Tue, 1st May 2018

After experiencing numerous health and wellbeing benefits resulting from implementing green building features into the design of their new London office, Landsec's Edward Vaughan Dixon urges companies worldwide to follow suit and realise the results for themselves.

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Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

In conjunction with Earth Day, the World Green Building Council's new report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements.

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New report makes business case for building green with health and wellbeing features

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

New WorldGBC report highlights the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcases how occupant satisfaction imrpoves when companies implement green building features in existing green structures.

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Norwegian Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance to become joint organisation

Mon, 23rd Apr 2018

Norwegian Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance have announced they will merge into a joint organisation with effect from 1 July 2018 in move to create a stronger, more robust organisation.

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Notes from the Network: Leading the transition to a low-carbon, resilient future in Asia Pacific

Wed, 11th Apr 2018

How are our Green Building Councils leading the way in decarbonizing the built environment in Asia Pacific? Through collaborations with businesses, governements and NGOs, and by ramping up focus on renewable energy access, blogs Joelle Chen.

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World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

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World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

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WorldGBC announces jury for 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Fri, 30th Mar 2018

C40 Cities, IFC, the World Bank and the UN are among the jury for the biennial Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, which showcase the achievements of businesses and innovators leading on sustainability in buildings across the Asia Pacific region.

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Norwegian Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance to become joint organisation

Mon, 23rd Apr 2018

Norwegian Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance have announced they will merge into a joint organisation with effect from 1 July 2018 in move to create a stronger, more robust organisation.

Read more >
news

World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

Read more >
news

WorldGBC announces jury for 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Fri, 30th Mar 2018

C40 Cities, IFC, the World Bank and the UN are among the jury for the biennial Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, which showcase the achievements of businesses and innovators leading on sustainability in buildings across the Asia Pacific region.

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Green building milestones signal Kuwait GBC's progression to WorldGBC Emerging Member

Thu, 29th Mar 2018

The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce that Kuwait Green Building Council has progressed to Emerging GBC status within the WorldGBC membership tier. 

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New WorldGBC snapshots detail net zero carbon standards developed by Green Building Councils

Tue, 27th Mar 2018

WorldGBC has published a set of snapshots detailing the key information about the five net zero carbon standards released so far by Green Building Councils  participating in the global Advancing Net Zero project.

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UK property and construction industry calls on government to raise the bar on environmental standards

Mon, 26th Mar 2018

Over 50 influential business leaders from across the UK construction and property industry call on ministers to introduce policy that will see all new buildings built to net zero carbon standards by 2030.

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New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings

Tue, 6th Mar 2018

Our new infographic highlights the pathways to advancing net zero carbon buildings, as well as the key milestone dates of our Advancing Net Zero project, our defintion of a net zero carbon building and the four key project principles. 

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New report outlines trajectory for London to become a Zero Carbon city

Fri, 16th Feb 2018

London can become a Zero Carbon city - but only if it follows key recommendations set out in a new follow-up report by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI).

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New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages

Thu, 15th Feb 2018

A new study by WorldGBC ERN Partner E.ON shows there is strong demand in Europe for ‘energy efficient mortgages’ as an affordable financial solution for consumers considering an energy efficiency make-over for their home.

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Pioneering banks prepare to pilot energy efficiency mortgages across Europe

Mon, 12th Feb 2018

Ground-breaking new proposals for a European ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ scheme were launched by the EU-funded ‘EeMAP’ initiative, which pioneering banks and buildings experts are preparing to pilot across Europe.

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WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON helps put renovation at heart of new EU energy policy

Tue, 6th Feb 2018

WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project scored a major win last week when Europe committed to put national renovation strategies at the heart of efforts to tackle climate change – a key recommendation from the project.

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Build a better future with us – nominations for new WorldGBC Board members now open

Thu, 1st Feb 2018

Are you passionate about changing the world and acting on climate change through buildings? Then we have an outstanding opportunity for you! We're seeking nominations for new members of our Board.

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press

New report makes business case for building green with health and wellbeing features

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

New WorldGBC report highlights the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcases how occupant satisfaction imrpoves when companies implement green building features in existing green structures.

Read more >
press

World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

Read more >
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New report shows green improvements in school buildings have positive impacts on student performance

Wed, 29th Nov 2017

Achieving optimal levels in school buildings for air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics through green improvements, can help students achieve their full potential, a new report from WorldGBC presents.

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Energy Efficient Mortgages could play central role in Europe’s new sustainable finance strategy

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a White Paper published today under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ (EeMAP) Initiative.

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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C - New report

Wed, 31st May 2017

The building sector must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement, according to a new WorldGBC report.  

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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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Major businesses back global project to ensure all buildings are net zero emissions by 2050

Thu, 2nd Feb 2017

Three major global businesses have backed WorldGBC’s ambitious long-term target to ensure that all buildings are net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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100% renewable energy for all worldwide is possible: Q&A with Mark Z. Jacobson

Thu, 17th May 2018

In this exclusive Q&A, Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University tells WorldGBC about his theory for a world powered by 100% renewable energy and the three separate ways to avoid running out of energy.

Read more >
blog

Notes from the Network: The buildings blocks to a greener future in Africa

Wed, 16th May 2018

With 76% of Sub–Saharan Africa suffering from severe energy poverty despite being energy rich, what are the opportunities for green building to help secure a prosperous, climate-resilient and sustainable future for Africa? Jane Afrane visited Mauritius for the 4th Africa Geen Building Summit to find out.

Read more >
blog

Level(s) Testing Phase - Everything You Need to Know!

Thu, 3rd May 2018

Audrey Nugent, Senior Policy Advisor of the Europe Regional Network, outlines the stages of the Level(s) testing phase, a new framework that is set to transform the European building market.

Read more >
blog

Building a Better Tomorrow: Q&A with WRI President & CEO Andrew Steer

Wed, 2nd May 2018

In this exclusive Q&A, President and CEO of the WRI Andrew Steer discusses how revolutionising the green building industry will be key to achieving the developmental and environmental goals laid out in the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.

Read more >
blog

How a green building improved my working day

Tue, 1st May 2018

After experiencing numerous health and wellbeing benefits resulting from implementing green building features into the design of their new London office, Landsec's Edward Vaughan Dixon urges companies worldwide to follow suit and realise the results for themselves.

Read more >
blog

Notes from the Network: Leading the transition to a low-carbon, resilient future in Asia Pacific

Wed, 11th Apr 2018

How are our Green Building Councils leading the way in decarbonizing the built environment in Asia Pacific? Through collaborations with businesses, governements and NGOs, and by ramping up focus on renewable energy access, blogs Joelle Chen.

Read more >
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Green building can curb youth unemployment and boost green economic growth in Africa

Wed, 28th Mar 2018

As Africa grapples with its burgeoning youth population and the need for sustained, inclusive and decent employment, Jane Afrane explains how green building is a conduit for job creation.

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Day Zero: Can Cape Town prevent the taps from running dry?

Thu, 22nd Mar 2018

This World Water Day, The Green Building Council of South Africa's Manfred Braune outlines the factors that have led to Cape Town's severe water shortage and the solution to prevent the taps from running dry on "Day Zero".

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Meet the women who are establishing green leadership in the Middle East & North Africa

Thu, 8th Mar 2018

This International Women's Day 2018, WorldGBC is celebrating the women establishing green building leadership in the MENA region, challenging gender inequality in their countries while addressing the equally pressing issue of climate change.

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Make Us Greener: A Sustainable Relocation Collaboration

Thu, 1st Mar 2018

Roberto Forte blogs about how Panama GBC's green office renovation collaboration project has helped improve the building's energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and improve occupants' health and wellbeing.

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Climate action: Innovations from states and regions boosting energy efficiency in buildings

Mon, 26th Feb 2018

Leah Good from The Climate Group's Energy Transition Platform outlines the steps regional governments are taking across the world to drive down emissions in the buildings sector.

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12 stats on green building in 2017 you should know: CEOs give their global views

Wed, 7th Feb 2018

As a final installment to our interviews with GBCs' CEOs, we asked them to share with us a statistic that showed off just how much impact they have made in their countries in 2017. We’re amazed at what they've achieved…

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Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

In conjunction with Earth Day, the World Green Building Council's new report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements.

Read more >
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Infographic: The Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Tue, 6th Mar 2018

Find out the pathways to advancing net zero carbon buildings, as well as the key milestone dates of WorldGBC's Advancing Net Zero project, and the four key project principles. 

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Capturing the Value of Sustainability: Identifying the links between sustainability and business value

Thu, 18th Jan 2018

Businesses in the built environment are being empowered to make the business case for environmental action and to measure the value they derive from such practices, thanks to a new UKGBC report.

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Global Status Report 2017

Mon, 11th Dec 2017

This Global Status Report 2017 reconfirms the significance of the buildings and construction sector in global emissions, and shows that while efforts to decarbonise are progressing, the pace and scale of improvement is still not enough to meet global climate ambitions.

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WorldGBC Annual Report 2016/17

Wed, 6th Dec 2017

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2016/17 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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Better Places for People - Research on Health, Wellbeing and Performance in Green Schools

Wed, 29th Nov 2017

Our Better Places for People infographics provide a snapshot of the major research which shows how green school buildings can have positive impacts on students and their learning performance.

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Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe - A Review of Building Performance Indicators that Impact Mortgage Credit Risk

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

This report by the WorldGBC’s European Regional Network (under the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan Initiative) explores how energy efficient mortgages could work in terms of building performance assessment.

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From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050

Wed, 31st May 2017

Through its report From Thousands to Billions, WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment by 2050. 

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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WorldGBC Annual Report 2015/2016

Tue, 6th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2015/2016 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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