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Celebrating the heroes of green building

Mon, 25th Sep 2017

In this blog to mark the start of World Green Building Week 2017, WorldGBC's James Kershaw explains why people - as well as green buildings - are heroes in the fight against climate change.

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Time for heroes - Welcome to World Green Building Week 2017!

Mon, 25th Sep 2017

Thousands of climate action advocates, Green Building Councils, businesses and non-profits are turning up the volume on the need for green buildings as part of World Green Building Week.

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Nationwide retrofit strategy could cut over half of emissions from Canada’s large buildings, finds report

Thu, 21st Sep 2017

Large buildings in Canada such as office towers, hospitals and arenas could cut their emissions by up to 51 per cent, according to a new report published by the Canada Green Building Council.

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Inside & out: Can improvements in indoor air quality also achieve carbon goals?

Wed, 20th Sep 2017

In the third article in our series of blogs on the potential tensions between reducing carbon emissions and health and wellbeing, WorldGBC explores indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings.

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The making of a movement

Tue, 19th Sep 2017

In this blog, David Gottfried discusses his journey leading up to the founding of WorldGBC and why we must all work together to create a better, greener world. 

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Heroes unmasked – join our webinars for World Green Building Week

Thu, 14th Sep 2017

WorldGBC is hosting two webinars - Heroes unmasked: A WorldGBC introduction to net zero buildings - during World Green Building Week on Wednesday 27 September. 

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(Day)Lighting the way to greener and healthier buildings

Wed, 13th Sep 2017

In the second article in our series of blogs on the potential tensions between reducing carbon emissions and health and wellbeing, WorldGBC explores daylighting and artificial lighting in buildings.

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AkzoNobel re-claims top industry ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Tue, 12th Sep 2017

AkzoNobel has returned to the top of the influential sustainability ranking system for the fifth time in six years, to lead the rankings for companies in the Chemicals industry.

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WorldGBC membership surpasses 75 Green Building Councils as Serbia joins

Fri, 8th Sep 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 Green Building Councils – as Serbia has joined as the 76th member at the Prospective level.

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People versus planet: Is there ever a trade-off in green building design?

Wed, 6th Sep 2017

In the first of a new series of blogs from our Better Places for People campaign, WorldGBC explores whether healthy building strategies sometimes compromise on carbon emissions savings.

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Notes from the Networks – Americas, a thriving region taking steps into the future

Tue, 5th Sep 2017

Our recent meeting of Americas Green Building Councils in Lima, Peru highlighted that countries from a seemingly diverse region face similar challenges, blogs Juanita Alvarez, Regional Manager of the Americas Network.

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What are green mortgages & how will they revolutionise home energy efficiency?

Mon, 4th Sep 2017

In this Q&A, Stephen Richardson,Technical Lead for Energy Efficiency Mortgages, discusses the principles of green mortgages and how they are key to meeting climate change targets.

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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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GBCSA Sees 50 Green Star SA Certified Buildings in South Africa

Sun, 2nd Mar 2014

After just six years, the Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building. From humble beginnings, the journey of the council has seen some exceptional growth, and the groundswell of green building in South Africa is exciting to witness. The GBCSA has, together with its many partners and members, activated and supported the commercial property sector towards a greener future.

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100 Green Building Icons in New Zealand

Thu, 27th Feb 2014

The World Green Building Council today congratulated New Zealand on attaining its 100th Green Star rating.

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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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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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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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