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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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Building the business case for healthy residential buildings

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the recent release of the UKGBC report entitled Health and Wellbeing in Homes, we saw a much needed examination of the different aspects that make up healthy homes and communities.

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South Africa - leading the green building charge into Africa

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the momentum steadily building since COP21, the UN’s now widely-celebrated climate change negotiations, green building is rapidly becoming ‘business as usual’... 

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Living near trees can make you feel younger and richer

Tue, 19th Jul 2016

We have known for a while that trees provide many valuable services, like air filtration, carbon dioxide absorption, and also making people feel less stressed... 

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World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

Fri, 15th Jul 2016

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

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Healthy building: Evolving green building tech with B+H’s Lisa Bate

Tue, 12th Jul 2016

When B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry.

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Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities. 

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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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Air quality testing in your home

Wed, 29th Jun 2016

This month, the WorldGBC kicks off work on the third Better Places for People campaign report, this time focused on residential buildings...

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WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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How to create a movement

Fri, 24th Jun 2016

Successful movements – whether the, women’s liberation, civil rights or gay pride – are all about mobilising people behind a shared purpose.

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Laying the foundations for a stronger green building movement – my vision for WorldGBC

Wed, 22nd Jun 2016

2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in our efforts to combat climate change – the year in which we moved from words to action...

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Europe Regional Network Calls for Market Transformation

Tue, 1st Oct 2013

The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today responded to the European Commission’s consultation on EU sustainable buildings policy, outlining the central building blocks required for market transformation.

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New GBC People Profiles

Sun, 29th Sep 2013

Meet members of our GBC family and learn about what has inspired them, their greatest challenges, and the advice they have to offer.

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Participate in New Global BIM Survey

Fri, 27th Sep 2013

WorldGBC is pleased to be partnering with McGraw-Hill Construction on a new global survey, and we encourage you to participate. The survey will investigate Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation and practices in nine major global markets that are actively using BIM: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, UK and US. 

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Workshop Introduces SB14 Conference

Wed, 25th Sep 2013

The World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference, to be held in Barcelona in October 2014, will be one of the largest global meetings of the year on sustainable building. The main aim of the Conference is to create a new vision that addresses the challenges facing the building sector by 2050. This is to be achieved through a broad consensus among all key stakeholders, with an integrated scientific, productive and managerial approach.

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Update from the Panama GBC

Wed, 25th Sep 2013

An update from the Panama GBC about their exciting activities and hard work in the green building arena in Panama and the Americas region.

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World Green Building Week

Mon, 23rd Sep 2013

From 16 to 20 September 2013, GBCs and their member companies around the world celebrated World Green Building Week.

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Paraguay GBC Celebrates Launch

Sun, 22nd Sep 2013

The Paraguay Green Building Council celebrated its launch recently in Asunción, as well as holding an International Conference on Sustainable Construction.  Both events were a resounding success.

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Europe Region Leadership Awards Winners Announced

Thu, 19th Sep 2013

The World Green Building Council Europe Network is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Europe Region Leadership Awards!

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Register Now for EcoDistricts Summit and Save

Thu, 19th Sep 2013

Coming to Boston November 12-14, the EcoDistricts Summit is the premier conference dedicated to promoting urban sustainability from the neighbourhood up. The Summit will showcase inspiring keynote speakers and plenary panels, education sessions from national and international thought leaders, tours of Boston’s evolving sustainable neighbourhood projects, a Research Symposium with leading universities like Northeastern and Boston Universities, and a first annual Block Party to kick off the event.

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GBC CEOs Talk Green Buildings

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

Join the green and global conversation: World Green Building Week Twitter chat on the theme, "Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People".

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Ten ADEC Schools Awarded Estidama 3 Pearl Rating

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) showed its support of World Green Building Week 2013 by announcing that ten Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) schools were awarded an Estidama 3 Pearl Design and Construction Rating from the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS).

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World Green Building Week Is Here!

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

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