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Majid Al Futtaim becomes official Partner of WorldGBC MENA Regional Network

Tue, 15th Nov 2016

Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.

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Green buildings take centre stage at the ‘Action’ COP22 in Marrakech

Fri, 11th Nov 2016

Yesterday, on November 10, the second Buildings Day at a UNFCCC COP (Conference of Parties) took place in Marrakech. As with the first Buildings Day at COP21 in Paris, last year, the day was a triumph for the green building movement...

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.

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Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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Better thinking, better health in green-certified buildings

Mon, 31st Oct 2016

By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.

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The New Urban Agenda and the green building movement

Wed, 26th Oct 2016

As I made my journey home from Habitat 3, leaving behind the beautiful city of Quito in Ecuador, I reflected on what exactly the New Urban Agenda means to our Green Building Council movement

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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

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Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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Rick Fedrizzi, City of Vancouver & Saint-Gobain CEO honoured in WorldGBC Awards

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award and the David Gottfried Award at a ceremony held in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

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When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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Workers in certified green buildings record higher cognitive functions scores, finds study

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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ACCADES Partnership Promotes GBC Co-operation In the Americas

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

The region of Central America and the Caribbean has identified an opportunity to establish a partnership between countries of the region. The Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development seeks to combine the efforts of the different countries to promote market transformation towards sustainability in the construction sector, taking into account the specific conditions and needs of the Central American and Caribbean region. The ACCADES is an alliance on a smaller scale within the American`s Network that was almost naturally generated by the similarities (in their markets, climate and socioeconomic conditions) of the countries that comprise it.

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WorldGBC Congress 2014 - Join Us in Sao Paulo!

Wed, 2nd Apr 2014

Calling all forward-thinking GBCs

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WorldGBC Launches MIT Climate CoLab Contest

Mon, 31st Mar 2014

Through a partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab contest, the WorldGBC seeks your ideas to create public demand for green buildings that can meet the values of the occupants and empower the public to enter the conversation of how buildings are designed and created for them.

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Green Building Awards Gain Momentum

Wed, 26th Mar 2014

The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building have gained momentum, with an awards partner and two high-profile judges announced.

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Around the World In 80 Market Briefs

Mon, 24th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) facilitates interactions between national green building councils and cities around the world, with the aim to create partnerships and collaborations that leverage synergies to rapidly accelerate the uptake of green building.

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Register for Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Wed, 19th Mar 2014

Are you ready for a challenge? Recent estimates say that around 75% of the infrastructure that will be in use in 2050 doesn’t yet exist. This means immense global infrastructure investment needs for decades to come, all in the context of the need for Climate Action, Sustainable Energy for All, and the post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Hong Kong GBC to Host WorldGBC Congress in 2015

Mon, 17th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council is pleased to announce that our 2015 Congress will be hosted by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

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Greenbuilding Brasil Call for Proposals Still Open!

Mon, 10th Mar 2014

It's not too late to submit a proposal for Greenbuilding Brasil 2014!  The premier event on Brazil's green building calendar, this year's conference will also include the WorldGBC Congress, so don't miss this chance to get involved.  The call for proposals is open until Friday 14 March.

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Global Green USA Seeks New President and CEO

Mon, 10th Mar 2014

Global Green USA is seeking a dynamic, mission-focused, and entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated experience executing vision and strategy. The successful candidate will lead Global Green USA into its next stage of growth, stability, and impact, ensuring the fundraising, operations, communication, staff management, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. This is a high profile opportunity for a charismatic individual to expand the organization’s funding base, significantly scale up operations, manage senior level staff, and externally communicate Global Green USA’s mission and values.

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GBCA and EcoDistricts to Help Create Communities of the Future

Sun, 9th Mar 2014

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has established a new partnership with US-based EcoDistricts to accelerate district-scale sustainable development in Australia.

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Shining a Spotlight on Green Building Leadership in the Asia Pacific Region

Wed, 5th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has launched the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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Global Project to Boost Business Case for Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Buildings

Mon, 3rd Mar 2014

A major global project which will help to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings is being formally launched today by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

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