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GBC Finland & WorldGBC gather experts to implement new EU building policy

Tue, 9th May 2017

GBC Finland and WorldGBC gathered a group of expert and influential organisations today to begin the important task of implementing a new EU policy on sustainable buildings.

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Shaw Contract partners with renowned designer William McDonough on recyclable carpet range

Thu, 4th May 2017

Shaw Contract has relaunched a completely recyclable carpet range designed in collaboration with renowned architect and designer William McDonough, the champion of Cradle to Cradle™ design.

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thought leadership

Notes from the Networks – Improving the “hardware” & “software” of buildings across Asia Pacific

Thu, 27th Apr 2017

Joelle Chen, Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Network, discusses how the region is looking ahead to the next chapter of green building development

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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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70% of new office buildings in Oslo have achieved green certification

Tue, 25th Apr 2017

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.

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UK-GBC launches “Wellbeing Labs” compendium on green, healthy offices through Better Places for People project

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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thought leadership

Earth Day: Why the quality of educational environments affects the quality of learning inside them

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

Earth Day as we know it today was launched in 1970 through teach-ins all over the US - educational forums to inform people from all walks of life of the environmental degradation around them.

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UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes first Middle Eastern company to adopt Net Positive strategy

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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thought leadership

Is your home or office impacting your mental wellbeing? Let’s talk

Fri, 7th Apr 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. You might be thinking “what does this have to do with buildings?”...

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IEA-UNDP Publication and Webinar Available

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

The IEA-UNDP publication on “Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future” is now available for free download here.

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Enter the Park Russia Architectural Competition

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Calling all sustainable masterplanners, landscape architects, leisure and cultural specialists!

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Paraguay GBC Signs Cooperation Agreement

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Paraguay Green Building Council has signed a cooperation agreement with the Municipality of Asuncion.

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Join Us for Green Apple Day of Service

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

On 28 September 2013, the Green Apple Day of Service will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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Jane Henley On Our IFC Partnership

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

As countries across the globe race to improve the sustainability of their buildings and infrastructure, it’s important to be mindful that green buildings are more than just “the right thing to do.” They are about market transformation.

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BGBC to Host GREEN FUTURE Event

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

Mark your calendar for the upcoming BGBC GREEN FUTURE event this September

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StandardDays Info Sessions Available

Sun, 28th Jul 2013

StandarDays is a two-day-information session aimed at newcomers to European Standardisation, as well as those who would like to understand CEN and CENELEC better. The info days give a clear and structured overview of the European Standardisation System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of involvement in European Standardisation to potential stakeholders.

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Peru Green Build Expo and Congress

Tue, 23rd Jul 2013

Peru Green Building Council held its successful Peru Green Build 2013 Expo and International Congress on 28 and 29 June.

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Update from the Panama GBC

Mon, 22nd Jul 2013

There are lots of exciting things happening at the Panama GBC.  Here are some of their achievements:

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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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