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WorldGBC launches #OurHeroIsZero resources for World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 6th Jun 2017

WorldGBC has today launched the resources for this year’s World Green Building Week, under the theme #OurHeroIsZero, which focuses on net zero buildings.

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The global green building movement stands united on fighting climate change

Fri, 2nd Jun 2017

WorldGBC, its global network of Green Building Councils and their member companies will stand united in our efforts to fight climate change through green building, writes CEO Terri Wills.

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thought leadership

Notes from the Networks – Green building growth in the MENA region

Thu, 1st Jun 2017

Visionaries, thought-leaders and change-makers are demonstrating real green leadership across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, blogs Mohammad Asfour of WorldGBC.

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From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050

Wed, 31st May 2017

Through its report From Thousands to Billions, WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment by 2050. 

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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C - New report

Wed, 31st May 2017

The building sector must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement, according to a new WorldGBC report.  

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European Green Building Councils urge governments for strong commitment on renovation

Fri, 26th May 2017

Green Building Councils across Europe have written to their Energy Ministers to advocate for a stronger vision for building renovation.

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Is your building green and healthy? Let us showcase it!

Thu, 25th May 2017

Submit your case study and have the potential to be part of the 15 buildings globally that are showcased by WorldGBC in a new report on green and healthy buildings.

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Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards honoured for innovation & excellence in sustainability

Mon, 22nd May 2017

The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrated achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.

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BASF contributes to sustainable construction for world's largest concentrated solar plant in Morocco

Thu, 18th May 2017

BASF contributes specialised solutions for the construction of the world's largest solar plant in Ouarzazate, Morocco

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WorldGBC's CEO to speak at high-profile London sustainability events

Mon, 15th May 2017

WorldGBC CEO Terri Wills will speak at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit and FT Future of Construction Summit in London this week.  

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thought leadership

Notes from the Networks - Tackling the big issues to build a better Europe

Thu, 11th May 2017

Our recent meeting of European Green Building Councils and Regional Partners in Dublin, Ireland, was European cooperation at its best, blogs WorldGBC's James Drinkwater.

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Johnson Controls becomes first Partner of WorldGBC's Americas Regional Network

Wed, 10th May 2017

Johnson Controls has been announced as the first Partner of the World Green Building Council's Americas Regional Network.

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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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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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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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