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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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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Promoting wellbeing at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise, finds JLL report

Thu, 31st Aug 2017

A new study by JLL, the global real estate firm and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has found that helping people to feel good at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise and can help companies realise measureable benefits.

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The countdown is on… four weeks until World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 29th Aug 2017

In four weeks’ time, hundreds of businesses, NGOs and individuals around the globe will unite to celebrate the positive role green buildings play in our lives, as part of World Green Building Week 2017.

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BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

Wed, 16th Aug 2017

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber.

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GBC Brasil launches net zero building certification through WorldGBC project

Mon, 14th Aug 2017

GBC Brasil has launched a new net zero building certification scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing buildings to meet the Paris Agreement and supports WorldGBC’s goal to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon by 2050.

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New Zealand Green Building Council raises performance of new homes, with support from Prime Minister

Wed, 9th Aug 2017

Following extensive industry consultation, NZGBC has launched a re-engineered version of its Homestar rating tool for new residential homes and buildings.

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Join us for Members' Day & more in Jaipur, India, this October

Mon, 7th Aug 2017

WorldGBC is heading to Jaipur, India, this October for Members' Day, India Green Building Council's Congress and much more - and we invite Green Building Councils and Partners to join us! 

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thought leadership

Virtuous circle: Exploring the circular economy with global leaders AkzoNobel & Shaw Contract

Thu, 3rd Aug 2017

In this special 'in conversation' piece, AkzoNobel's Chris Cook and Shaw Contract's Todd Jarvis talk to Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, about the “circular economy” approach to business.  

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Overwhelming response to call for case studies for new WorldGBC report on green & healthy buildings

Wed, 2nd Aug 2017

WorldGBC received over 60 submissions from 10 countries of buildings hoping to be showcased in an upcoming report showing the positive effects of green and healthy buildings on occupants' experience.

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news

Call for Congress Hosts in 2015 and 2016

Sun, 10th Nov 2013

Do you want to host the WorldGBC Congress in 2015 or 2016?

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Greenest School on Earth

Sat, 9th Nov 2013

A technologically advanced low-income secondary school in Hong Kong and an innovative primary school in Kenya that harvests rainwater are the winners of the Center for Green School's 2013 'Greenest School on Earth' competition.

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WorldGBC 2012/2013 Annual Report Now Available

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

Download our 2012/2013 Annual Report to learn about our recent activities and see how we are helping GBCs worldwide to transform the built environment.

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WorldGBC Holds Congress in Cape Town

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

This year's Congress in Cape Town was our best yet, with 75 delegates from 34 countries convening from 16 to 18 October for plenty of development opportunities, networking and strategising. Thanks go to our sponsor, Shaw Contract Group, for their support, and our hosts, the Green Building Council of South Africa, for their efforts to make the event a resounding success.

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news

Call for European Govts to Seize National Renovation Strategies Opportunities

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

From joint press release by Renovate Europe and the Europe Regional Network

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Green Building Videos

Sat, 2nd Nov 2013

Check out these great videos from Taiwan GBC highlighting green buildings:

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Vitoria-Gasteiz Celebrates Europe Region Leadership Award Win

Sat, 2nd Nov 2013

The Mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Javier Maroto, and CEO of GBCe, Luis Álvarez-Ude.

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Green Building Awards for Sustainability Leaders

Thu, 17th Oct 2013

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has recognised innovators and pioneers at its annual awards ceremony.

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Business Case Report Now Available in Chinese and Spanish

Mon, 7th Oct 2013

Our comprehensive report on the business case for green building has now been released in Chinese and Spanish translations.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Sun, 6th Oct 2013

Notice is hereby given to all members that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the World Green Building Council will be held on Wednesday 16 October 2013 at 12:45 pm, during the WorldGBC Congress at The Pavilion Conference Centre, Clocktower Centre, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct the following business:

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Europe Regional Network Calls for Market Transformation

Tue, 1st Oct 2013

The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today responded to the European Commission’s consultation on EU sustainable buildings policy, outlining the central building blocks required for market transformation.

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New GBC People Profiles

Sun, 29th Sep 2013

Meet members of our GBC family and learn about what has inspired them, their greatest challenges, and the advice they have to offer.

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Media

press

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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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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