World Green Building Week Is Here!

Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

That’s the message from the World Green Building Council as we gear up for the fourth annual World Green Building Week.

From 16 to 20 September 2013, Green Building Councils in 98 countries representing more than 25,000 organisations will host events, run campaigns and celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: ‘Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People’.

“Green buildings play a fundamental role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.  World Green Building Week showcases how green buildings are reducing the global carbon footprint, saving money and improving productivity, creating jobs and improving the lives of millions of people,” says the WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley.

From conferences and site tours, to award ceremonies and twitter chats, GBCs will be taking part in hundreds of activities around the world.

“The WorldGBC network has expanded from eight GBCs in 2002 to 98 today.  This explosive growth underscores the value of our industry, as we work together to create a world of greener, better, healthier buildings,” Ms Henley concludes.

Learn more about World Green Building Week, or visit the World Green Building Week events calendar to find WGBWeek activities near you.

Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

That’s the message from the World Green Building Council as we gear up for the fourth annual World Green Building Week.

From 16 to 20 September 2013, Green Building Councils in 98 countries representing more than 25,000 organisations will host events, run campaigns and celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: ‘Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People’.

“Green buildings play a fundamental role in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.  World Green Building Week showcases how green buildings are reducing the global carbon footprint, saving money and improving productivity, creating jobs and improving the lives of millions of people,” says the WorldGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley.

From conferences and site tours, to award ceremonies and twitter chats, GBCs will be taking part in hundreds of activities around the world.

“The WorldGBC network has expanded from eight GBCs in 2002 to 98 today.  This explosive growth underscores the value of our industry, as we work together to create a world of greener, better, healthier buildings,” Ms Henley concludes.

Learn more about World Green Building Week, or visit the World Green Building Week events calendar to find WGBWeek activities near you.