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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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Health, wellbeing and productivity – What we’re doing in the UK

Tue, 16th Aug 2016

We at UK-GBC are very keen participants of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It seems to us that good health and wellbeing... 

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Green buildings and healthy buildings

Tue, 9th Aug 2016

While the Better Places for People campaign often gets associated with healthy buildings, our mandate, as a WorldGBC global campaign, is to raise awareness of green healthy buildings... 

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How Green Building Council Brasil shaped the sustainability of the Rio 2016 Olympic venues

Mon, 8th Aug 2016

Following London 2012’s crown of the “greenest games ever”, and Brazil’s existing social and environment challenges such as deforestation, poor water quality in certain areas...

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Healthy retail places are a quick-win for retailers

Tue, 2nd Aug 2016

So far in WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign, we’ve examined three building typologies: offices, retail and now over the next six months, residential...

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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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Emirates GBC Awards Accepting Nominations

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

The Emirates Green Building Council Awards are open to all organizations including public and private sector enterprises, associations, consultants and practitioners who are able to clearly demonstrate innovation and a high level of excellence in sustainable principles and practices in the MENA Region.

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Center for Green Schools Advancing Green School Commitments

Tue, 27th Aug 2013

With their message aimed at reaching more than 1.6 million people this year, and a goal of more than 900,000 hours of volunteer work, the Center for Green Schools is doing some great work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in green schools.

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Join Us for Green Apple Day of Service

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

On 28 September 2013, the Green Apple Day of Service will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more.

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