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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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thought leadership

The factory in the forest which connects workers to nature

Fri, 13th Aug 2021

Paramit Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) won the Leadership in Design, Commercial Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for their multi-award-winning electronics factory in Penang Science Park, Malaysia.

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thought leadership

Can we achieve healthy indoor air quality and net zero during a global pandemic?

Thu, 5th Aug 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s webinar on the challenges of prioritising health and net zero during a pandemic — by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, WorldGBC.

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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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Spanish translation: Health & Wellbeing Framework Report

Tue, 20th Jul 2021

A huge thanks to our friends and colleagues at Argentina Green Building Council (AGBC) who have translated our Health & Wellbeing Report into Spanish.

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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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thought leadership

A campus with community and nature at its heart

Mon, 28th Jun 2021

Chai Wan Campus for the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) has won the Sustainable Design and Performance Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for creating an enlightening space which works in harmony with the community. In this blog, Mr. Leung Man-Kit, Director of Sustainable Design, Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited, discusses the art of building around life to create a space for life to thrive.

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World Green Building Council launches new report showcasing Latin America taking action to achieve decarbonisation by 2050

Fri, 25th Jun 2021

The World Green Building Council’s Cities Climate Action Project (CCA) successfully convened  businesses, NGOs and policymakers from across Latin America to catalyse much needed policies to accelerate the transition towards decarbonisation. This journey is now documented in our Impact Report for the Cities Climate Action Project.

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BUILD UPON2 – A Tool to Deliver the Renovation Wave

Tue, 15th Jun 2021

The BUILD UPON2 Framework is a tool that gives cities and local governments a strategy to monitor the impact of their renovation initiatives and the diverse benefits that they can bring. In doing so it is creating a more convincing business case for local renovation policy.

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New WorldGBC report outlines how Asia Pacific can build back better by tackling embodied carbon in built environment

Thu, 24th Sep 2020

The World Green Building Council launches new report outlining the climate and business benefits of tackling embodied carbon in Asia Pacific and calls for net zero emissions by 2050 in the built environment

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project grows in strength with two new GBCs

Fri, 14th Aug 2020

Two additional Green Building Councils have officially joined WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project.

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WorldGBC joins statement to WHO urging the adoption of indoor environment best practices to combat COVID-19

Thu, 6th Aug 2020

More than 680 built environment experts have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices to protect building occupants from the spread of COVID-19.

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Chile Green Building Council achieves Established GBC Status

Mon, 6th Jul 2020

The Chile Green Building Council has achieved Established Green Building Council status, the top tier of the WorldGBC membership.

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New green building leaders join WorldGBC's Board of Directors

Wed, 1st Jul 2020

World Green Building Council announces its new Board of Directors. A new Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of the Board have been appointed.

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Four businesses take bolder climate leadership, partnering with World Green Building Council

Tue, 16th Jun 2020

HeidelbergCement, SOM, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and Ronald Lu & Partners partner with WorldGBC.

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WorldGBC Announces Jury for 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Mon, 8th Jun 2020

The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce the jury for the 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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WorldGBC launches #ActOnClimate for World Green Building Week 2020

Fri, 5th Jun 2020

WorldGBC launches World Green Building Week 2020 under the theme #ActOnClimate which calls on the building sector, policymakers and governments to take urgent action to deliver net zero buildings.

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MENA Green Building Congress 2020

Tue, 26th May 2020

The virtual MENA Green Building Congress 2020 will represent a great opportunity to share the latest green building trends regionally and internationally.

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Air Quality in the Built Environment - Live Webinar Series

Thu, 16th Apr 2020

In celebration of 50 years of Earth Day, and in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and Earth Day Network, the World Green Building Council is pleased to present a live webinar series: Air Quality in the Built Environment.

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Nominations now open for WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Mon, 6th Apr 2020

WorldGBC has opened nominations for its prestigious WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020. The awards celebrate buildings pushing the envelope in sustainability, inspiring companies that have integrated sustainability into the core of their operations, and women leadership in the green building space.

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WorldGBC announces film series to be produced by BBC StoryWorks

Tue, 31st Mar 2020

The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce that BBC StoryWorks will be producing a landmark film series on sustainable buildings and construction, launching later this year.

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press

New guide outlines actions to make homes healthier for people and 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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GlobalABC 2018 Global Status Report launched at COP24

Fri, 7th Dec 2018

Dramatic action will be needed by governments, cities and business if the global buildings and construction sector is to cut its carbon footprint in line with international agreements, according to 2018 Global Status Report, published today by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.

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World Green Building Council and Chatham House form partnership to generate sustainable recovery and reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa

Wed, 5th Dec 2018

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) MENA Regional Network and Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commence efforts to encourage reconstruction efforts that foster environmental and social sustainability in war-torn countries across the Middle East & North Africa.

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Latest World Green Building Trends: Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Expect to Make 60% of their Projects Green in Next 3 Years

Tue, 13th Nov 2018

New World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report outlines the findings from the preeminent survey on green building featuring participants from 2,000 building professionals in 86 countries.

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Colombia and Mexico set to boost Green Buildings with P4G Award for Cities Climate Action Project supported by the Building Efficiency Accelerator

Sat, 20th Oct 2018

Buildings in Colombia and Mexico may get a green makeover thanks to expanded support for energy efficiency programs after winning a $600,000 award that transitions buildings at scale to save energy and prepare cities for a net zero future announced today at the Copenhagen P4G Summit.

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Bogotá Doubles Down on Efficiency Efforts With Support From Building Efficiency Accelerator

Wed, 3rd Oct 2018

Today, Bogotá, Colombia announced a new policy for more energy-efficient construction that is expected to reduce energy and water use in new buildings by 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, when fully implemented, as part of a new phase of the Building Efficiency Accelerator initiative.

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New Report Sets Out How Mortgage Lenders Can Protect Borrowers from the Financial Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

Today, WorldGBC launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and government to grow a new mass market for energy efficient mortgages and make them available to every borrower on the continent.

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Leaders Commit to Save 209 Million Tonnes of Carbon Emissions Equivalent (Co2e) by 2050 at Launch of World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Thu, 13th Sep 2018

Today, the World Green Building Council officially launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit, celebrating 38 founding signatories.

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Major European banks launch new green mortgage scheme

Thu, 14th Jun 2018

Today, the (WorldGBC) Europe network and 37 major European banks launched a new energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme, marking a major signal from investors that green building is a key growth market for Europe.

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World Green Building Council Calls on Companies Across the World to Make their Buildings Net Zero Carbon

Wed, 6th Jun 2018

The World Green Building Council today opened their new Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and called on market leaders in the building and construction sector to join as signatories.

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New report makes business case for building green with health and wellbeing features

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

New WorldGBC report highlights the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcases how occupant satisfaction imrpoves when companies implement green building features in existing green structures.

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World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

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blog

How To Keep A Renovation Promise

Tue, 20th Oct 2020

At Knauf Insulation we’ve carried out dozens of large-scale renovation projects across hundreds of homes and what we hear time and again is how lives are improved.

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blog

Women in Green Buildings – paving the way for the rise of female leadership

Wed, 14th Oct 2020

Pamela Phu reflects on how companies like AkzoNobel are supporting women in the green building movement.

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Why we must #ActOnClimate now

Wed, 23rd Sep 2020

Kingspan's CEO Gene M. Murtagh writes a thought leadership post for World Green Building Week on how buildings can play a central role in combating the effects of climate change, in a way that provides economic opportunities during a time of global crisis, whilst also improving the quality of life of millions for decades to come.

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COVID-19 Brings Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Upfront

Thu, 10th Sep 2020

Whilst buildings themselves cannot solve the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot be denied that they will play a crucial role in minimising viral transmission. EVORA Global's Edward Pugh dives into the complexities and solutions for managing air quality in the built environment.

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Are we building a clean air future?

Mon, 7th Sep 2020

WorldGBC network celebrates UN’s International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies and contributes the following thought leadership article, highlighting the pivotal role the built environment sector must play in tackling the global air pollution crisis.

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Safe air in a post-COVID built environment

Tue, 11th Aug 2020

Insights on how the built environment can prevent the spread of COVID-19 without costing the climate

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Discovering a green building oasis in the heart of the desert

Tue, 7th Jul 2020

Exploring Egypt’s momentum for a more sustainable built environment: a blog by Mohammad Asfour, Head of MENA and Africa Regional Networks, WorldGBC.

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Sahab Municipality of Jordan joins two projects with WorldGBC

Wed, 3rd Jun 2020

Sahab Municipality partners with Jordan Green Building Council to join the Building Efficiency Accelerator and Plant a Sensor Campaign.

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blog

The world has paused, but emissions have not

Tue, 19th May 2020

COVID-19 is set to decrease global carbon emissions by only 8%. It’s time to #BuildBackBetter

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Towards zero-carbon building

Mon, 27th Apr 2020

Cristina Gamboa, WorldGBC CEO, outlines why eliminating carbon from the building and construction sector by mid-century will require radical transformation for UNA-UK.

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blog

Catalysts of Urban Change Post Coronavirus

Mon, 6th Apr 2020

Many choose the place they live based on the proximity to where they work, balancing affordability with lifestyle choices. If, following the COVID-19 crisis, people are going to work much more from home, what does this mean for cities?

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The contribution of green buildings in the fight against COVID-19

Mon, 23rd Mar 2020

December 2019 saw an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which has now spread widely around the world. Prevention and control are key elements when facing major public health emergencies.

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publication

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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WorldGBC Asia Pacific leadership in Green Building Awards 2016

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

The Asia Pacifc Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate the iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

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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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Health and Wellbeing in Homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

Health and Wellbeing in Homes is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.

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World Green Building Trends 2016

Tue, 16th Feb 2016

This report finds that the percentage of companies expecting to have more than 60 per cent of their building projects certified green is anticipated to more than double by 2018, from 18 per cent currently, to 37 per cent.

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Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit

Mon, 1st Feb 2016

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit finds that retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores.

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Economic, Environmental and Health Implications of Enhanced Ventilation in Office Buildings

Wed, 18th Nov 2015

This paper finds that the health benefits associated with enhanced ventilation rates in buildings far exceed the per-person energy costs relative to salary costs.

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A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments

Mon, 26th Oct 2015

This paper finds that cognitive function scores were significantly better in green building conditions compared to the conventional building conditions.

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Gezondheid, Welzijn & Productiviteit in Kantoren

Mon, 21st Sep 2015

Dutch Green Building Council have now made the information available in WorldGBC's Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report for the Dutch market.

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Quality Assurance Guide for Green Building Rating Tools

Tue, 1st Sep 2015

WorldGBC has launched the Quality Assurance Guide for Green Building Rating Tools to guide new, emerging and established rating tools to ensure that their development and implementation is robust, transparent and to a good standard. 

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publication

Health and Productivity in Sustainable Buildings

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

This white paper aims to encourage companies to explore the real influence buildings have on employees that work in them by introducing a global methodology that Polish businesses can use.

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BUILD UPON Launch Report

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces.

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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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blog

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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news

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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