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GBC Finland & WorldGBC gather experts to implement new EU building policy

Tue, 9th May 2017

GBC Finland and WorldGBC gathered a group of expert and influential organisations today to begin the important task of implementing a new EU policy on sustainable buildings.

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Shaw Contract partners with renowned designer William McDonough on recyclable carpet range

Thu, 4th May 2017

Shaw Contract has relaunched a completely recyclable carpet range designed in collaboration with renowned architect and designer William McDonough, the champion of Cradle to Cradle™ design.

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Notes from the Networks – Improving the “hardware” & “software” of buildings across Asia Pacific

Thu, 27th Apr 2017

Joelle Chen, Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Network, discusses how the region is looking ahead to the next chapter of green building development

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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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70% of new office buildings in Oslo have achieved green certification

Tue, 25th Apr 2017

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.

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UK-GBC launches “Wellbeing Labs” compendium on green, healthy offices through Better Places for People project

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Earth Day: Why the quality of educational environments affects the quality of learning inside them

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

Earth Day as we know it today was launched in 1970 through teach-ins all over the US - educational forums to inform people from all walks of life of the environmental degradation around them.

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UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes first Middle Eastern company to adopt Net Positive strategy

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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Is your home or office impacting your mental wellbeing? Let’s talk

Fri, 7th Apr 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. You might be thinking “what does this have to do with buildings?”...

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GBC Italia Appoints New President

Wed, 20th Aug 2014

Mr. Gianni Silvestrini is the new Preseident of the GBC Italia

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Asia Pacific Green Leadership Recognised

Mon, 18th Aug 2014

Eight exceptional green building projects and seven leading companies have been named finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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Register Now for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on Washington DC — a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others – for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit. 

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Europe Regional Network Announces New Chair

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

The WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network has elected Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB (the German Sustainable Building Council), to be its next Chair for the period 2014-2016

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Green Leaders Recognised at WorldGBC Green Building Awards

Fri, 8th Aug 2014

Outstanding leaders in sustainable development have been honored at the annual World Green Building Council Awards

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WorldGBC 2013-2014 Impact Report

Thu, 7th Aug 2014

The World Green Building Council has just released our 2013-2014 Impact Report. With 100 Green Building Councils worldwide, over 27,000 member companies and organisations, and more than 1.2 billion square metres of green building area registered, the 720 staff and 32,000 volunteers powering this global movement are making a real difference

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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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Smart Market Report Released: The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction (http://www.construction.com) in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, United Technologies and other partners.

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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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