publication

Health and Wellbeing in Homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

Health and Wellbeing in Homes is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.

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thought leadership

Air quality testing in your home

Wed, 29th Jun 2016

This month, the WorldGBC kicks off work on the third Better Places for People campaign report, this time focused on residential buildings...

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news

WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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thought leadership

How to create a movement

Fri, 24th Jun 2016

Successful movements – whether the, women’s liberation, civil rights or gay pride – are all about mobilising people behind a shared purpose.

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thought leadership

Laying the foundations for a stronger green building movement – my vision for WorldGBC

Wed, 22nd Jun 2016

2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in our efforts to combat climate change – the year in which we moved from words to action...

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news

WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Tue, 21st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that five new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with two existing members appointed as Chair and Vice-Chair.

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thought leadership

Creating great living places

Thu, 2nd Jun 2016

At Saint-Gobain, we have always been passionate about buildings and buildings materials. We believe that buildings and more broadly living places can make a huge difference to people’s lives and to the planet as a whole.

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news

WorldGBC to host session on Net Zero buildings at London’s Business & Climate Summit

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.

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The early bird catches the worm… don’t miss out on Congress discount

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

Green Building Councils and their member companies have just one month to register for discounted ‘early bird’ tickets for WorldGBC’s Congress – the annual gathering of the global green building community, which takes place in Sweden in October.

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thought leadership

The why and the how

Mon, 30th May 2016

Since the launch of the Better Places for People Office and Retail reports, our national green building councils have been hard at work getting their members to understand the “why” and “how” of healthy buildings.

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news

Four weeks left to prove your business is a green building leader in Asia Pacific

Wed, 18th May 2016

Businesses in the Asia Pacific region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings have just four weeks remaining to enter the World Green Building Council’s prestigious Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2016.

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news

BASF becomes official Partner of Europe Regional Network

Mon, 9th May 2016

BASF has today become an official Regional Partner of the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network.

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news

The Rise and Rise of Green Building

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction conducted in partnership with United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, firms are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 per cent of respondents spanning 62 countries planning more than 60 per cent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from ‘push’ to ‘pull’, with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.

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Energy Saving Measures Boost House Prices

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average, a new report released by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.

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news

Meet One of Europe's Green Building Advocates

Tue, 18th Jun 2013

Elaine Hsieh of the GreenBiz group interviews Steven Borncamp, a true advocate for promoting policy, practices and technologies for green building across Europe.

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news

Government Leadership Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Thu, 13th Jun 2013

Does your country have a city-level green building programme or policy that deserves global recognition?

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news

The Circular Economy

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

Our current industrial processes and lifestyles are depleting the world’s natural resources to create objects that will often end up in landfills, all while churning out unwanted by-products like industrial waste.  Will this linear system work for us long-term?

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Europe Regional Leadership Awards

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

The World Green Building Council’s European Network is proud to host the first ever leadership awards for the Europe region!

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Emirates Green Building Council Launches First EGBC Awards

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

Emirates Green Building Council has launched the first EGBC Awards in eight categories to honour excellence in sustainability initiatives.

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news

Jane Henley Talks Green Retrofits for Buildings

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

"The Empire State Building is one of the most visible examples of a trend that is occurring around the world – retrofitting buildings to make them more resource-efficient and climate-friendly," writes Jane Henley in her latest blog article.

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news

Latest News from GBC Costa Rica

Mon, 3rd Jun 2013

The GBC Costa Rica has been busy advancing the green building mission, with lots of exciting activities and developments.

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news

Hanley Wood and USGBC Establish a Strategic Partnership with Greenbuild

Fri, 31st May 2013

Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

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Australian Government Releases New Sustainability Report

Fri, 31st May 2013

A new report, released today by the National Sustainability Council, marks the start of a new, national conversation about sustainability, says the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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Partnership Between Public Health and Green Building Industry Promotes Healthy Behaviours

Thu, 30th May 2013

When public health organizations and the green building industry work together, the result can be more than better buildings. Increased collaboration between public health and the green building industry can also improve health outcomes, such as reducing childhood obesity, by driving changes in the design of buildings and outdoor space to promote physical activity and healthy eating, according to a new article published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

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