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Seven companies join the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 25th May 2022

WorldGBC announces seven companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment whole life carbon requirements including major multinational and Advancing Net Zero programme partner, Schneider Electric and Germany’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank.

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Construction leaders from across Europe launch EU Policy Roadmap towards climate neutral buildings and construction by 2050

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has today (24 May 2022) launched a bold new policy plan for the European Union to accelerate progress on decarbonising buildings and construction, one of the most heavily emitting sectors in the world.

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EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings as part of the #BuildingLife project.

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REPowerEU: WorldGBC’s reaction

Thu, 19th May 2022

WorldGBC's reaction to ‘REPowerEU’, an action plan prepared in the wake of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine that aims to bolster the EU’s energy security and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

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Malaysia Green Building Council is advancing the built environment to 100% net zero carbon by 2050

Mon, 16th May 2022

Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) has officially joined World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) global climate action programme, Advancing Net Zero, bringing the total number of participating councils to 30.

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WorldGBC launches Circularity Accelerator - a groundbreaking global programme to advance circular and regenerative built environments

Fri, 13th May 2022

World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and its network of over 70 Green Building Councils are #BuildingtoCOP27 by launching Circularity Accelerator — a global programme to accelerate the adoption of circular economy and resource efficiency principles in the building and construction sector. 
 

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Reconnect to the power of our global network: WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments

Thu, 5th May 2022

To mark 20 years of WorldGBC, we’re hosting WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments on 27 June to 1 July in London.

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thought leadership

Why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis

Wed, 20th Apr 2022

Stephen Richardson on why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis.

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WorldGBC announces jury for 2022 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Wed, 13th Apr 2022

The Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards are now open – and a prestigious jury representing the sector has been announced.

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“It’s now or never” – Cristina Gamboa reacts to latest IPCC report 2022 

Tue, 5th Apr 2022

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that current national pledges are not ambitious enough to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5°C.

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Daikin is the newest partner to join WorldGBC’s growing Americas Regional Network

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

We welcome world industry leaders Daikin as the latest regional partner to join World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Americas Regional Network, showing their dedication to accelerating sustainable built environments.

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thought leadership

WorldGBC reacts to the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

WorldGBC has provided feedback to the recast of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. See here a summary of WorldGBC's positions.

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Malaysia Green Building Council is advancing the built environment to 100% net zero carbon by 2050

Mon, 16th May 2022

Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) has officially joined World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) global climate action programme, Advancing Net Zero, bringing the total number of participating councils to 30.

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news

Reconnect to the power of our global network: WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments

Thu, 5th May 2022

To mark 20 years of WorldGBC, we’re hosting WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments on 27 June to 1 July in London.

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news

WorldGBC announces jury for 2022 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Wed, 13th Apr 2022

The Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards are now open – and a prestigious jury representing the sector has been announced.

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news

“It’s now or never” – Cristina Gamboa reacts to latest IPCC report 2022 

Tue, 5th Apr 2022

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that current national pledges are not ambitious enough to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5°C.

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Daikin is the newest partner to join WorldGBC’s growing Americas Regional Network

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

We welcome world industry leaders Daikin as the latest regional partner to join World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Americas Regional Network, showing their dedication to accelerating sustainable built environments.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 30th Mar 2022

WorldGBC announces four companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, including the first African signatory, signaling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment.

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Dar Group partners with WorldGBC’s Africa and MENA Regional Networks

Mon, 28th Mar 2022

Dar Group has been announced as partner of World Green Building Council’s Africa and  MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Regional Networks.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards with first APN Festival

Mon, 21st Feb 2022

Since 2014, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards has showcased sustainable built environment leadership. To celebrate 20 years of WorldGBC, the prestigious awards will be celebrated during this organisation’s first Asia Pacific 2022 Festival.

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Meet the new MENA Programmes Head on the WorldGBC team

Thu, 17th Feb 2022

As we celebrate the start of a new year, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is delighted to welcome Amira Ayoub to our Engagement & Networks team.

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WorldGBC marks 20 years of championing the sustainable built environment

Mon, 14th Feb 2022

The World Green Building Council’s global network celebrates its 20 year anniversary.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 26th Jan 2022

WorldGBC announces four new companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment), signalling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment and combat climate change. 

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WorldGBC launches practical tools to support the creation of a healthy, sustainable built environment

Mon, 6th Dec 2021

Guidance in implementing WorldGBC’s flagship Health and Wellbeing Framework.

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Seven companies join the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 25th May 2022

WorldGBC announces seven companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment whole life carbon requirements including major multinational and Advancing Net Zero programme partner, Schneider Electric and Germany’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank.

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Construction leaders from across Europe launch EU Policy Roadmap towards climate neutral buildings and construction by 2050

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has today (24 May 2022) launched a bold new policy plan for the European Union to accelerate progress on decarbonising buildings and construction, one of the most heavily emitting sectors in the world.

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WorldGBC launches Circularity Accelerator - a groundbreaking global programme to advance circular and regenerative built environments

Fri, 13th May 2022

World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and its network of over 70 Green Building Councils are #BuildingtoCOP27 by launching Circularity Accelerator — a global programme to accelerate the adoption of circular economy and resource efficiency principles in the building and construction sector. 
 

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WorldGBC launches post-disaster toolkit for building back better through a sustainable built environment

Mon, 21st Mar 2022

Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), UN Habitat, and Green Building Councils in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches the Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework — a “post-disaster toolkit” to help communities build back better across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REPowerEU: WorldGBC’s reaction

Thu, 19th May 2022

WorldGBC's reaction to ‘REPowerEU’, an action plan prepared in the wake of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine that aims to bolster the EU’s energy security and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

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blog

Why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis

Wed, 20th Apr 2022

Stephen Richardson on why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis.

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blog

WorldGBC reacts to the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

WorldGBC has provided feedback to the recast of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. See here a summary of WorldGBC's positions.

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WorldGBC’s call to action: Transitioning to an integrated whole life approach to sustainability in the built environment

Mon, 7th Feb 2022

In the final edition of our blog series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, launched by our global network in 2021. In this edition, we explore a key call to action at the heart of the report.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of health, wellbeing & social value

Mon, 31st Jan 2022

In the third blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing health, wellbeing and social value in the built environment.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of resources & circularity

Mon, 24th Jan 2022

In the second blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing resources and circularity in the built environment.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits for climate action

Mon, 20th Dec 2021

Earlier this year, our global network launched our flagship Beyond Buildings report. In this new blog series, we delve into the key findings behind the report and explore additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing sustainability in the built environment.

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Advancing Net Zero Partners – activating deep collaboration across the value chain

Fri, 17th Dec 2021

ANZ’s six global programme sponsors each represent a different part of the sector value chain, enabling conditions for collective, urgent and progressive collaboration and solutions in order to accelerate sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere.

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How to drive change through challenging times - our Building Perspective interview with Green Building Council Australia

Tue, 14th Dec 2021

In our first Asia Pacific region episode of Building Perspective, Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council Australia (GBC Australia), shares with us her leadership learnings from an impressive career in green building.

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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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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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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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EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings as part of the #BuildingLife project.

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WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Manifesto 2021

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

Launching the Africa Regional Network Advocacy Manifesto.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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