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Philips' report advocates Better Places for People

Tue, 27th Sep 2016

Philips, a founding member of the WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has announced ambitious new targets for international lighting standards that will inherently lead to greener and healthier offices.

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Philips publishes report on smart offices during World Green Building Week

Tue, 27th Sep 2016

Philips has published a new in-depth report on offices and smart buildings to coincide with World Green Building Week 2016.

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Changing perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

When people think about combatting climate change, certain images pop into their heads: coal power stations replaced by solar panels; smog-spewing trucks superseded by silent electric vehicles...

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Welcome to World Green Building Week!

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

World Green Building Week 2016 officially begins today!

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European Commission Vice President announced as Patron for World Green Building Week in Europe

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission, has been announced as the patron for World Green Building Week 2016 in Europe.

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Active House – Green AND healthy

Wed, 21st Sep 2016

With the release of new reports on residential health and wellbeing in 2016, such as the VELUX Healthy Homes Barometer and the UKGBC Healthy Homes Report...

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Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Tue, 20th Sep 2016

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties

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Building owners beginning to see business benefits of healthier buildings, new report finds

Thu, 15th Sep 2016

Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the US are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings

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The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016

Wed, 14th Sep 2016

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016 provides perspectives of U.S. building owners, architects, interior designers and contractors about building healthier buildings

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Fit for the job - What it means to be a member of WorldGBC

Mon, 5th Sep 2016

In my role as Director of Membership, I’m often asked “what does it take to be a member of the World Green Building Council?”, “who’s in the club?”... 

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How can we make offices more comfortable?

Tue, 30th Aug 2016

At Better Places for People, we’ve talked a lot about how thermal comfort is a very important factor for an occupant’s health and wellbeing...

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Better places for a better bottom line

Tue, 23rd Aug 2016

In the WorldGBC’s 2014 Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report, we provided the evidence that strongly links office environments and productivity in the workplace...

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Call for Proposals: Qatar GBC Annual Conference

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) First Annual Conference, which will take place from 24 to 25 November 2014, is inviting submissions. QGBC provides leadership and encourages collaboration to conduct environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar. The conference will address major issues and provide answers to some of the most significant challenges of environmental sustainability and promoting best practice for the built environment for Qatar, the Gulf region and beyond

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Register Today for WorldGBC Congress in Brazil

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

REGISTER NOW FOR WORLDGBC CONGRESS IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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ACCADES Regional Forum Cements Co-operation in Central America

Sat, 14th Jun 2014

The second ACCADES (Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development) Regional Forum was held in San Jose, Costa Rica on 20 and 21 May, and was a resounding success. The forum was hosted by the GBC Costa Rica, with enthusiastic participation from the other ACCADES affiliated councils (Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador).

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New GBC Launches in Tanzania

Sat, 24th May 2014

A new GBC was launched recently with the establishment of the Green Building Council of Tanzania (GBCTZ). The launch took place during a stakeholder meeting which was held at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel on 31 January 2014

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Join us at World Cities Summit

Mon, 12th May 2014

The World Cities Summit (WCS) is a global platform for urban leaders of government, private sector, academia, professional and international organisations to address liveable and sustainable city challenges in an integrated manner, share good urban governance practices and innovative solutions, and forge partnerships

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Join Us at Construction21EXPO

Wed, 7th May 2014

WorldGBC is pleased to announce that we are participating on 14 and 15 May in a pan-European event dedicated to promoting Europe's greenest building projects and the solutions that support their achievements. Construction21EXPO.eu is a virtual tradeshow and conference that is free to attend, eliminates travel time and the associated costs and carbon emissions, and benefits from the support of the European Commission, the World Green Building Council's European Network, national Green Building Councils and Construction21 Chapters across Europe as well as other expert organisations. 

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Israel GBC Announces "Living Green" Competition

Mon, 5th May 2014

The Israel Green Building Council is very happy to share with you the English version of the web site for the' Living Green in Israel' competition that they have been leading and coordinating for the past few months.

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New President for HuGBC

Mon, 5th May 2014

The general assembly of Hungary GBC held on 23rd April was a special occasion, with members celebrating the fifth birthday of the organisation. This was a very important occasion from another point of  view. The mandate of former president Dr. András Reith has terminated, and members of the Council have elected a new president: Pál Baross, former member of the Board of Directors was elected unanimously as the new president.

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Call for Presentations

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as Strategic Partner, is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2014 (IGBC2014) held from 1 to 3 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Build Green – Lead, Engage, Sustain”, IGBC 2014 serves as a platform to:

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Asia-Pacific Network Meeting and Green Building Conference in Indonesia

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

Join us for our Asia Pacific Regional Network meeting in Jakarta from 7 to 9 May 2014. A comprehensive meeting programme and green building conference will give GBCs and their members a chance to connect with regional green building leaders in the important, high-growth market of Indonesia

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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program Announces Impressive Emissions Reduction

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 22% reduction in emissions after the third year of the program, compared to base-year emissions.

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Croatia GBC Holds Sixth Better Building Brunch

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

The Croatia Green Building Council (HSZG), in collaboration with the British Embassy in Croatia, recently held its sixth Better Building Brunch.  The event, on 30 January 2014, had the theme, “Green Economy in the UK.”

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