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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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#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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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

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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24 European cities join drive to renovate buildings and deliver on climate objectives

Mon, 10th May 2021

WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network announces that 24 cities across Europe, including the capital cities Madrid, Rome and Zagreb have joined the European Union (EU)-funded BUILD UPON2 project.

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Lendlease accelerates a net zero built environment through WorldGBC partnership

Wed, 5th May 2021

Lendlease partners with WorldGBC on its Advancing Net Zero climate action programme, supporting the programme’s aim of decarbonising the sector by 2050. An aim that requires an unprecedented transformation in the way that buildings are designed, built, operated and deconstructed. 

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

Thu, 11th Feb 2021

WorldGBC welcomes four new additions to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: Siemens AG, City Developments Limited, Charter Hall and NEO Property Management Inc.

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WorldGBC announces 18 new signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Fri, 11th Dec 2020

On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitments spike to reach 128 total signatories, with businesses and organisations covering over 5 million (tCO2e) of portfolio emissions.

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WorldGBC launches #BuildingLife project to deliver EU Green Deal

Mon, 7th Dec 2020

European Green Building Councils will develop 10 national roadmaps and an EU policy roadmap to decarbonise the built environment across the whole lifecycle.

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WorldGBC spotlights female leader driving Asia Pacific’s sustainable building movement

Tue, 1st Dec 2020

The WorldGBC ‘Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards’, showcases the businesses and innovators breaking ground for sustainable buildings. One of this year’s categories, Women in Green Building Leadership Award, celebrates the inspiring female leaders from the movement. 

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11th Annual World Green Building Week Sparks Over 200 Events Across 40 Countries

Mon, 21st Sep 2020

11th Annual World Green Building Week (21–25 Sept.) Sparks Over 214 Events Across 40 Countries with 415 Hours of Content to Combat Climate Change.

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New strategy tackles the climate emergency in a post-COVID built environment

Tue, 1st Sep 2020

WorldGBC network launches Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere — a new strategy to tackle the climate emergency, health and wellbeing, and resource efficiency issues in the built environment.

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100 businesses, organisations and governments from across the globe commit to net zero carbon buildings

Wed, 19th Aug 2020

World Green Building Council celebrates doubling the number of signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment from 50 to 100 in just over one year.

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Sustainable Building innovators commended through prestigious WorldGBC Chair’s Award

Mon, 29th Jun 2020

In recognition of their commitment and innovation towards a sustainable built environment, a pioneering embodied carbon calculator and a trailblazing climate leader receive a World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Chair’s Award.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How sustainable buildings are #BuildingResilience and driving the Sustainable Development Goals

Tue, 21st 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.

In this blog, CEO Cristina Gamboa looks at examples of WorldGBC projects that are driving the sustainable building transition and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Safety + Sustainability = 3 Cs

Fri, 17th 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.

In their second blog, Signify looks at some of the ways LED can have a positive impact on the sustainability of our homes, workplaces and schools.

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We have one decade to act

Fri, 17th 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 Multiplex, this blog addresses the key messages behind their pathway to net zero 'One Decade to Act'. 

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On the road to COP26, we need ambitious climate action and transparent reporting

Fri, 17th 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 Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim and Chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board, this blog delves into the challenges in the MENA region.

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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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2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Wed, 11th Dec 2019

The 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction released by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction at COP25 in Madrid, shows that CO2 emissions from the world’s buildings and their construction remain stubbornly at around 39% of total carbon dioxide emissions.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Social Sustainability

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

In cooperation with an expert group, the ÖGNI (Austrian Sustainable Building Council) has defined standards for measuring the social sustainability of buildings and identifies three focal points: Holistic view of the neighborhood, operation of buildings and flexibility.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Benchmarks in Operation

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

The ÖGNI Position Paper: Benchmarks in Operation outlines how sustainability can only be achieved through sensible, efficient building operation; and proves that sustainability and efficient operation go hand in hand.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Smart Cities

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

Although the term "Smart City" is widely used, a clear definition is still missing. This ÖGNI position paper aims to clarify ÖGNI's position on Smart Cities, make the term Smart Cities more specific for urban development stakeholders, support and guide urban developers in their attempts to implement the Smart City concept and develop a basis for the certification of Smart Cities.

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Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions.

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Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector

Wed, 19th Jun 2019

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out a roadmap to grow the market for green mortgages - with the potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.

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Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2019

Tue, 28th May 2019

The Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2019 highlights leadership action helping to shift the market towards net zero carbon operational emissions in buildings.

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition

Tue, 30th Apr 2019

UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) publication details framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide UK industry with clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in construction and operation.

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Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet

Wed, 12th Dec 2018

Produced as part of WorldGBC's Better Places for People project, the Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide takes a combination of the latest research into air quality, thermal and acoustic comfort and lighting then translates it into simple, low-cost and practical strategies to make the home environment healthier for both people and planet.

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World Green Building Council Annual Report 2017/18

Mon, 10th Dec 2018

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2017/18 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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2018 Global Status Report - Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

Fri, 7th Dec 2018

The report presents a global snapshot on the status of the building and construction sector, released annually to track the progress of this sector which is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

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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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