thought leadership

Green building – a driver for decent jobs & economic growth

Mon, 31st Jul 2017

Karl pfeffer, of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, blogs about how green building can support decent jobs and economic growth, following a recent training course.

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JPMorgan Chase commits to 100% renewables & greater building energy efficiency

Fri, 28th Jul 2017

JPMorgan Chase has made an ambitious commitment to source 100 per cent of its global energy needs from renewables and to reduce energy consumption in its buildings around the world.

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EmiratesGBC launches interactive website to promote green homes, offices & schools

Thu, 20th Jul 2017

EmiratesGBC has launched a brand-new interactive website called Green Building Tooltips to encourage green building best practices in homes, offices and schools

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thought leadership

The growth of a greener India

Tue, 18th Jul 2017

I still vividly remember, 16 years ago, when a small group of green building enthusiasts huddled in a conference room in Chennai to establish the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), writes Mr S Raghupathy.

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Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, says new research project involving UK-GBC

Tue, 18th Jul 2017

More accurate assessments of home energy bills by mortgage lenders could vary loans by up to £11,500 between the most energy efficient properties and the most energy hungry homes, according to a new research. 

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JLL UK accomplishes 78 per cent of sustainability targets

Mon, 17th Jul 2017

JLL achieves 14 of its 18 corporate sustainability targets set in 2016, including cutting absolute energy across all corporate offices by 26 per cent since 2012.

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WorldGBC Chairman featured on UTC’s “Race to 9 Billion” podcast

Thu, 13th Jul 2017

Tai Lee Siang, the Chairman of WorldGBC’s Board of Directors, is the latest international expert to be featured on United Technologies’ Race to 9 Billion podcast series.

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AkzoNobel raises profile of green building in Asia Pacific by partnering on WorldGBC Regional Network

Fri, 7th Jul 2017

AkzoNobel has become a Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network, elevating the critical role that green buildings can play within the region.

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WorldGBC expands research & regional capacity with appointment of new staff

Thu, 6th Jul 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to welcome three new members of staff who will expand the organisation’s research and regional network capacity.

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thought leadership

Better Places for People in India: Our research shows green buildings support healthier, happier lives

Thu, 6th Jul 2017

IGBC's report 'Impact of Green Buildings on Occupants Wellbeing' demonstrates benefits of green buildings on occupants' health and happiness

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WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Mon, 3rd Jul 2017

WorldGBC announces that three new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with five existing members re-appointed, including a new Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

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New Chairs & Vice-Chairs appointed to WorldGBC's Regional Networks

Mon, 3rd Jul 2017

The World Green Building Council has today announced the Regional Chairs and Vice-Chairs of its five Regional Networks.

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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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