news

Welcome to the network: CEES joins WorldGBC as Prospective members

Mon, 29th Nov 2021

The latest addition to our global network is Concejo Ecuatoriano de Edificacion Sustentable (CEES). Beginning their journey as Prospective members, they bring green building practices to the south Americas region.

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Welcome to the network: Green Building Japan joins WorldGBC

Fri, 26th Nov 2021

Our global network is proud to welcome Green Building Japan (GBJ), which has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Affiliate Partner.

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thought leadership

Building Perspective goes back to our roots as we interview the founder of WorldGBC

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

In this special edition of our Building Perspective interview series, David, who is known as a father and pioneer of the global green building movement, shares his unique insight and knowledge on the past, the present and the future of creating a sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.

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thought leadership

Building ambition: The future of the built environment post COP26

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

"It is now nearly a week since Alok Sharma closed the negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow. My view is that debating whether Glasgow is a ‘win’ or ‘lose’ detracts from some of the important conversations and actions we need to take as we look to COP27 in Egypt in 2022."

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press

44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment tackling whole life carbon

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

At COP26 Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces 44 businesses stepping up their ambition as signatories to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, taking sector-leading action on whole life carbon emissions.

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press

Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced at COP26

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

Marking a climate breakthrough for the built environment, a coalition of business and government groups announce 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.

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Leading organisations in Finland show their support for carbon neutral built environment by 2035

Mon, 8th Nov 2021

Green Building Council Finland (GBC Finland) has today (8 November 2021) announced that a total of 24 Finnish organisations have pledged their support to the #BuildingLife Programme for Carbon Neutrality in the Built Environment.

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press

WorldGBC launches Beyond the Business Case — a groundbreaking report outlining why real estate businesses can’t afford NOT to invest in sustainability

Thu, 4th Nov 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a global network accelerating sustainability and decarbonisation in the building and construction sector, has set out the updated value proposition to drive investment in a sustainable built environment by launching a new flagship report ‘Beyond the Business Case’ at COP26 in Glasgow.

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thought leadership

No more excuses — no more bad buildings

Mon, 1st Nov 2021

COP26 has finally arrived in Glasgow, and the critical need for decisive climate action has never been greater. Our sector’s demand for natural resources fuels the climate crisis, and inefficient, unhealthy buildings affect our livelihoods. 

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thought leadership

An award-winning commitment to zero carbon business

Thu, 28th Oct 2021

David Clark, Partner in ‘Business Leadership in Sustainability Award’ winner Cundall, (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) shares his company’s mission to work exclusively on zero carbon design projects by 2030.

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thought leadership

Why does Climate Change matter to our health?

Thu, 28th Oct 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s webinar on the health impacts of climate change — by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, WorldGBC.

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news

Welcome to the network: CEES joins WorldGBC as Prospective members

Mon, 29th Nov 2021

The latest addition to our global network is Concejo Ecuatoriano de Edificacion Sustentable (CEES). Beginning their journey as Prospective members, they bring green building practices to the south Americas region.

Read more >
news

Welcome to the network: Green Building Japan joins WorldGBC

Fri, 26th Nov 2021

Our global network is proud to welcome Green Building Japan (GBJ), which has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Affiliate Partner.

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news

Leading organisations in Finland show their support for carbon neutral built environment by 2035

Mon, 8th Nov 2021

Green Building Council Finland (GBC Finland) has today (8 November 2021) announced that a total of 24 Finnish organisations have pledged their support to the #BuildingLife Programme for Carbon Neutrality in the Built Environment.

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news

Welcome to the network: Vietnam Green Building Council rejoins WorldGBC

Thu, 30th Sep 2021

WorldGBC is proud to welcome back Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), which has rejoined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as a Prospective member.

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news

#BuildingToCOP26 Coalition accelerates climate action ahead of Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26

Tue, 7th Sep 2021

Following the sobering message from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, a coalition led by C40, the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GlobalABC), The Resilience Shift, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announce #BuildingToCOP26 — a partnership to promote radical collaboration for climate action ahead of the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26. 

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Welcome to the network: Green Building Council Russia joins WorldGBC

Wed, 1st Sep 2021

Our global network continues to expand and we are thrilled to welcome back Green Building Council Russia (GBC Russia), which has rejoined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as a Prospective member.

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WorldGBC launches consultation on EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap

Mon, 16th Aug 2021

The World Green Building Council has launched a consultation on an EU Policy Roadmap for tackling Whole Life Carbon in buildings that has been developed as part of the #BuildingLife project.

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Call for case studies: WorldGBC’s groundbreaking Beyond the Business Case Report

Tue, 3rd Aug 2021

We invite our global network and wider industry to send us your case studies of sustainable buildings and developments to feature in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) flagship publication, Beyond the Business Case Report.

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news

Explore the proposals of the newly launched EU Taxonomy Consultation

Fri, 30th Jul 2021

In the latest of our free #BuildingLife webinar series, we will delve into the subject of the EU Taxonomy. The event will be jointly hosted with FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation.

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#RaceToZero highlights unique position of the construction industry to drive net zero breakthrough

Thu, 8th Jul 2021

The Race to Zero is the UNFCCC’s global campaign, rallying leadership across all sectors to support a zero carbon recovery, as well as building momentum to a decarbonised economy ahead of COP26. In the latest video instalment, there is a clear call to construction companies to showcase action and drive ambition to bring together other stakeholders from across the value chain.

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Two new companies join WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 30th Jun 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) welcomes two new additions to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: Hilson Moran and Rest Direct Property Holding Trust.

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Meet the new sustainable building leaders on our Board of Directors and Regional Chairs

Wed, 30th Jun 2021

On 1 July 2021, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was proud to announce the newly elected members and officers of the Board of Directors and Regional Chairs, as well as the new Chair and Vice Chairs of our Corporate Advisory Board. 

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press

Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced at COP26

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

Marking a climate breakthrough for the built environment, a coalition of business and government groups announce 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.

Read more >
press

44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment tackling whole life carbon

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

At COP26 Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces 44 businesses stepping up their ambition as signatories to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, taking sector-leading action on whole life carbon emissions.

Read more >
press

WorldGBC launches Beyond the Business Case — a groundbreaking report outlining why real estate businesses can’t afford NOT to invest in sustainability

Thu, 4th Nov 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a global network accelerating sustainability and decarbonisation in the building and construction sector, has set out the updated value proposition to drive investment in a sustainable built environment by launching a new flagship report ‘Beyond the Business Case’ at COP26 in Glasgow.

Read more >
press

Ahead of COP26, green business leaders around the world call for government and industry action on buildings and infrastructure

Wed, 20th Oct 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published a new report, ‘Beyond Buildings: Why an integrated approach to buildings and infrastructure is essential for climate action and sustainability’, which  argues for systemic and integrated infrastructure solutions to improve sustainability outcomes. 

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press

New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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press

World Green Building Week, championed by United Nations agencies and the UK High-Level Climate Champion for COP26, sparks 20 countries to advocate for #BuildingResilience

Fri, 17th Sep 2021

Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion of UK for COP26 and Sanjaya Bhatia, Head of Office North-East Asia, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), unite with leaders from over 20 countries to back the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) annual World Green Building Week (WGBW) on 20-24 September 2021 to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.

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WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment expands to include embodied carbon

Wed, 15th Sep 2021

Ahead of COP26, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) updates its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to include bold new requirements for addressing embodied emissions and publishes best practice for carbon offsetting for the built environment.

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press

World Green Building Council launches new report showcasing Latin America taking action to achieve decarbonisation by 2050

Fri, 25th Jun 2021

The World Green Building Council’s Cities Climate Action Project (CCA) successfully convened  businesses, NGOs and policymakers from across Latin America to catalyse much needed policies to accelerate the transition towards decarbonisation. This journey is now documented in our Impact Report for the Cities Climate Action Project.

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press

European building sector leaders urge EU to prioritise decarbonising the built environment

Thu, 10th Jun 2021

WorldGBC has convened a coalition of construction sector leaders to call on the European Commission to support the full decarbonisation of the built environment through ambitious policies.

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press

WorldGBC details built environment progress to achieving net zero in latest report

Thu, 10th Jun 2021

WorldGBC releases the 2021 Advancing Net Zero Status Report, packed with net zero myth busting and stories of industry action towards decarbonising the built environment.

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press

PLGBC presents a Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for Poland

Wed, 9th Jun 2021

Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has developed a report: How to Decarbonise the Built Environment by 2050: Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for Poland.

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WorldGBC invites building and construction sector to mark one week of #BuildingResilience ahead of COP26

Thu, 27th May 2021

In celebration of World Environment Day (5 June), the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces its 12th annual World Green Building Week event, taking place on 20-24 September 2021. 

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blog

Building Perspective goes back to our roots as we interview the founder of WorldGBC

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

In this special edition of our Building Perspective interview series, David, who is known as a father and pioneer of the global green building movement, shares his unique insight and knowledge on the past, the present and the future of creating a sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.

Read more >
blog

Building ambition: The future of the built environment post COP26

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

"It is now nearly a week since Alok Sharma closed the negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow. My view is that debating whether Glasgow is a ‘win’ or ‘lose’ detracts from some of the important conversations and actions we need to take as we look to COP27 in Egypt in 2022."

Read more >
blog

No more excuses — no more bad buildings

Mon, 1st Nov 2021

COP26 has finally arrived in Glasgow, and the critical need for decisive climate action has never been greater. Our sector’s demand for natural resources fuels the climate crisis, and inefficient, unhealthy buildings affect our livelihoods. 

Read more >
blog

An award-winning commitment to zero carbon business

Thu, 28th Oct 2021

David Clark, Partner in ‘Business Leadership in Sustainability Award’ winner Cundall, (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) shares his company’s mission to work exclusively on zero carbon design projects by 2030.

Read more >
blog

Why does Climate Change matter to our health?

Thu, 28th Oct 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s webinar on the health impacts of climate change — by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, WorldGBC.

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blog

We can embed social value within the entire lifecycle of a build

Fri, 22nd Oct 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s #BetterPlacesForPeople webinar (7 July 2021) on the complex issues of social value in the built environment  - by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, World Green Building Council.

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blog

Pioneering the first net zero sustainable development in the Philippines

Mon, 18th Oct 2021

Arthaland Corporation (Philippines) won the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for their multi-certified project, the Arthaland Century Pacific Tower, a flagship office development of Arthaland Corporation in the Philippines.

In this blog, Oliver Chan, Senior Vice-President, shares the story behind the first certified net zero development in the Philippines.

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blog

Pakistan's another step towards the decarbonisation of its built environment and its socio-economic impact

Thu, 30th Sep 2021

Pakistan GBC supports national brick kilns initiative to convert dated practices to new green technology that will accelerate positive environmental and socioeconomic impacts. 

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blog

Climate action and humanity’s ‘code red’

Thu, 23rd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by Knauf Insulation, this blog looks at how European policy can stimulate the necessary acceleration and depth of building renovation to achieve climate targets.

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blog

Sustainable construction in the face of climate change

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by BASF, this blog investigates solutions for the construction sector to help withstand future disasters.

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blog

How the real estate sector can promote ecosystem collaboration

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer at City Developments Limited (CDL) and Vice Chair of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), this blog reviews how the real estate sector can promote ecosystem collaboration.

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blog

Building with a conscience: stewardship & stakeholder engagement

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Written by Edo Rem, Director Marketing Forbo Flooring Systems and member of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, this blog explores integrity and stewardship in action.

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publication

WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Manifesto 2021

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

Launching the Africa Regional Network Advocacy Manifesto.

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publication

Spanish translation: Health & Wellbeing Framework Report

Tue, 20th Jul 2021

A huge thanks to our friends and colleagues at Argentina Green Building Council (AGBC) who have translated our Health & Wellbeing Report into Spanish.

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publication

BUILD UPON2 – A Tool to Deliver the Renovation Wave

Tue, 15th Jun 2021

The BUILD UPON2 Framework is a tool that gives cities and local governments a strategy to monitor the impact of their renovation initiatives and the diverse benefits that they can bring. In doing so it is creating a more convincing business case for local renovation policy.

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publication

Award Booklet: Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Tue, 1st Dec 2020

Award Booklet, showcasing the winners of the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020.

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publication

New WorldGBC case study report highlighting renovation best practice in Europe

Wed, 24th Jun 2020

WorldGBC launches new case study report highlighting renovation best practice across Europe and hosts panel session.

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publication

Buildings and Energy: A brochure of the ÖGNI working group

Mon, 4th May 2020

This brochure offers decision-makers in the real estate and energy industries, as well as urban and municipal developers, a broad overview of the topics of decentralised energy generation and supply.

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publication

Starting a 'Renovation Wave'

Tue, 14th Apr 2020

Europe has seized its ‘man on the moon’ moment, inspiring the seemingly impossible to become possible. In setting out a bold vision to become the first climate neutral continent, the EU is looking to inspire a global ‘space race’ to net zero emissions.

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publication

World Green Building Council Annual Report 2018/19

Wed, 18th Dec 2019

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2018/19 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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Media

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New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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blog

BUILD UPON2 City Series part 2: Budaörs

Wed, 14th Apr 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the city of Budaörs is preparing to use the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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news

WorldGBC’s response on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive review

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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news

WorldGBC’s recommendations on the Energy Efficiency Directive review

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

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