thought leadership

How ROCKWOOL is driving ambition on net zero through innovation

Mon, 25th Sep 2017

In this blog for World Green Building Week, ROCKWOOL's Anthony Abbotts explains how the company is using innovation to help create a net zero carbon future for our buildings. 

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news

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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thought leadership

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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thought leadership

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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news

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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thought leadership

(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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news

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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thought leadership

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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thought leadership

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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thought leadership

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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thought leadership

Interconnection instead of isolation: A new world of sustainable development

Fri, 1st Sep 2017

Complex and interconnected. These words apply equally to global supply chains and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes Jorge Chapa of GBCA.

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news

2030: Europe Regional Network Outlines Need for Investment Certainty

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today written to Energy and Environment Ministers outlining the need for a coherent set of legally binding targets within the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.

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news

Latest Developments for WSB14 in Barcelona

Thu, 20th Feb 2014

Join the GBC Espana for the World Sustainable Building Conference (WSB14) in Barcelona from 28 to 30 October 2014.

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news

RuGBC's Contribution to the Sochi Games

Mon, 17th Feb 2014

The Russian Green Building Council's efforts are contributing to a greener Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Read the full article for more.

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news

New Report Finds Worker Wellbeing a Key Driver for Sustainability

Tue, 4th Feb 2014

"Employees’ health, comfort and wellbeing, and their potential positive impacts on productivity, have been identified as the prime reasons why businesses in the Netherlands want to be based in sustainable office space."

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news

Dutch GBC Appoints New Managing Director

Thu, 30th Jan 2014

The Dutch Green Building Council has appointed a new managing director. As of 1 February 2014, Annemarie van Doorn will succeed current managing director Stefan van Uffelen.

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news

Proposals Now Open for Greenbuild International (Europe and the Mediterranean)

Fri, 17th Jan 2014

Proposals for presenters and topics are now being accepted for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for Europe and the Mediterranean, 8 to 10 October 2014 in Verona, Italy.

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news

Latvia SBC Releases Sustainable Building Catalogue

Tue, 14th Jan 2014

The Latvian Sustainable Building Council has released a catalog of sustainable buildings in the country.  The publication showcases entries for the Latvian SBC's competition, "Most Sustainable Building and Project in Latvia 2013."

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news

Civil Engineering Magazine Features Govt Leadership Awards

Thu, 12th Dec 2013

Visit Civil Engineering magazine to read this great article about our recent Government Leadership Awards. With in depth information about the winners, the article is well worth reading.

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news

Park Russia Architectural Competition Update

Thu, 21st Nov 2013

Participants for the 2nd stage of the international contest of Park "Russia" have been selected. Click here to read the news.

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news

Government Leadership Awards Applaud Cities Transforming Built Environments

Wed, 20th Nov 2013

Cities working to transform the built environment and realise the vision of a sustainable future are among the winners of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Government Leadership Awards, announced today in Warsaw.

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news

WorldGBC Establishes New Global Network for Green Schools

Wed, 20th Nov 2013

A new global network has been established to build greener, healthier schools and increase the environmental literacy of the next generation of students.

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news

BGBC Academy Creates New Master's Degree in Sustainable Urban Development

Tue, 19th Nov 2013

BGBC Academy in partnership with Varna Free University "Chernorizetz Hrabar" has created a new Master's Degree, "Sustainable Urban Development."

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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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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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news

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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