thought leadership

How green building is facilitating rapid sustainable growth in Africa

Tue, 24th Oct 2017

In this blog written for GBCSA's 10 year anniversary book, WorldGBC's Dominika Czerwinska discusses how green building is helping facilitate rapid economic, environmental and social growth across Africa.

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Join green buildings leaders at COP23 – Registration for ‘Building Action Symposium’ now open

Mon, 23rd Oct 2017

How can the building and construction sector help to achieve the Paris Agreement? Find out by joining green building leaders at this year’s COP23 climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Wellbeing: Quality not quantity

Wed, 18th Oct 2017

In the latest in our Better Places for People blog series, Henry Pelly at Max Fordham discusses how designers need to think about optimising intangible and qualitatively measured wellbeing objectives.

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Former WorldGBC Chair Bruce Kerswill receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Wed, 18th Oct 2017

Bruce Kerswill, the former Chair of the World Green Building Council, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

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Green Building Councils forge new path on energy efficient mortgages

Tue, 17th Oct 2017

Ten Green Building Councils from Europe met in London today ahead of the publication of new research strengthening the case for energy efficient mortgages.

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Green Building Council South Africa launches net zero building certification

Thu, 12th Oct 2017

The Green Building Council South Africa has officially launch of its net zero building certification, and announced the certification of the first four projects under its Net Zero Pilot Certification scheme.

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European green building policy takes key step forward as MEPs vote for strong ambition

Thu, 12th Oct 2017

Members of the European Parliament yesterday voted for stronger ambition on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, ahead of negotiating talks with the European Council.

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Air quality in green buildings: Re-imagining the balance between ventilation & carbon emissions

Wed, 11th Oct 2017

Our blog series on the tensions and compatibilities between reducing carbon emissions and improving health and wellbeing in buildings continues with Jenn McArthur from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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My passage to India: Green Building Councils unite in Jaipur

Tue, 10th Oct 2017

Following a trip to Jaipur for WorldGBC's annual Members' Day and AGM, Georgina Eldridge, our Marketing and Communications Officer, talks about how India is inspiring green building.

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Australian Government launches net zero building standard with GBCA

Mon, 9th Oct 2017

The Australian Government has officially launched new National Carbon Offset Standards for Buildings and Precincts following extensive collaboration with the Green Building Council of Australia and industry.

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Championing our cause – The winners of WorldGBC’s Global Awards 2017

Thu, 5th Oct 2017

WorldGBC Chairman Tai Lee Siang writes about why he chose the winners of this year's Chairman's Award and the David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award.

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Comfortably compatible: Building features that reduce carbon & promote wellbeing

Wed, 4th Oct 2017

In the fourth article in our series of blogs on the potential tensions between reducing carbon and promoting wellbeing, WorldGBC looks at building features where compatibilities exist. 

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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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Join Us at Construction21EXPO

Wed, 7th May 2014

WorldGBC is pleased to announce that we are participating on 14 and 15 May in a pan-European event dedicated to promoting Europe's greenest building projects and the solutions that support their achievements. Construction21EXPO.eu is a virtual tradeshow and conference that is free to attend, eliminates travel time and the associated costs and carbon emissions, and benefits from the support of the European Commission, the World Green Building Council's European Network, national Green Building Councils and Construction21 Chapters across Europe as well as other expert organisations. 

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Israel GBC Announces "Living Green" Competition

Mon, 5th May 2014

The Israel Green Building Council is very happy to share with you the English version of the web site for the' Living Green in Israel' competition that they have been leading and coordinating for the past few months.

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New President for HuGBC

Mon, 5th May 2014

The general assembly of Hungary GBC held on 23rd April was a special occasion, with members celebrating the fifth birthday of the organisation. This was a very important occasion from another point of  view. The mandate of former president Dr. András Reith has terminated, and members of the Council have elected a new president: Pál Baross, former member of the Board of Directors was elected unanimously as the new president.

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Call for Presentations

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as Strategic Partner, is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2014 (IGBC2014) held from 1 to 3 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Build Green – Lead, Engage, Sustain”, IGBC 2014 serves as a platform to:

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Asia-Pacific Network Meeting and Green Building Conference in Indonesia

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

Join us for our Asia Pacific Regional Network meeting in Jakarta from 7 to 9 May 2014. A comprehensive meeting programme and green building conference will give GBCs and their members a chance to connect with regional green building leaders in the important, high-growth market of Indonesia

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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program Announces Impressive Emissions Reduction

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 22% reduction in emissions after the third year of the program, compared to base-year emissions.

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Croatia GBC Holds Sixth Better Building Brunch

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

The Croatia Green Building Council (HSZG), in collaboration with the British Embassy in Croatia, recently held its sixth Better Building Brunch.  The event, on 30 January 2014, had the theme, “Green Economy in the UK.”

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Update from the Emirates GBC

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

A lot has been happening for the Emirates GBC. See below to find out the latest news.

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GBC Opportunity: Explosion Green Live Online Conference

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

Explosion Green Live is David Gottfried’s latest invention to bring the vision and details of green building trends, wisdom and transformation opportunities to all GBCs. Following Gottfried’s release of his Explosion Green book upon USGBC’s 20th Anniversary at Greenbuild 2013, Gottfried undertook the project of personally curating and interviewing 40 of the world's foremost thought leaders in green building and sustainability, including Rick Fedrizzi, Jane Henley, Mark Ruffalo, William McDonough, Amory Lovins, Art Gensler, Janine Benyus, Paull Hawken, Nils Kok, Che Wall and dozens more.

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ACCADES Partnership Promotes GBC Co-operation In the Americas

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

The region of Central America and the Caribbean has identified an opportunity to establish a partnership between countries of the region. The Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development seeks to combine the efforts of the different countries to promote market transformation towards sustainability in the construction sector, taking into account the specific conditions and needs of the Central American and Caribbean region. The ACCADES is an alliance on a smaller scale within the American`s Network that was almost naturally generated by the similarities (in their markets, climate and socioeconomic conditions) of the countries that comprise it.

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WorldGBC Congress 2014 - Join Us in Sao Paulo!

Wed, 2nd Apr 2014

Calling all forward-thinking GBCs

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Media

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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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