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New Net Zero Leadership from the United Kingdom

Thu, 18th Oct 2018

Since the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment was launched less than six weeks ago with 38 founding signatories, it has inspired a wave of action from business, governments and NGOs that are supporting the urgent action needed to achieve mass market transformation.

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WorldGBC appoints Interim CEO

Thu, 11th Oct 2018

WorldGBC is delighted to announce the appointment of an Interim CEO, Cristina Gamboa; who will take over from Terri Wills, the current CEO in November 2018 whilst she goes on maternity leave for a year.

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WorldGBC responds to IPCC: The entire building and construction supply chain must decarbonise by 2050 to reach 1.5 degrees

Mon, 8th Oct 2018

Following the IPCC report warning that every secotor must decarbonise by 2050 to mitigate the effects of climate change, WorldGBC will begin work to assess how the increasing emissions from building and construction can reach net zero by 2050.

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Ensuring the Habitats of Future Generations through Green Buildings

Fri, 5th Oct 2018

WorldGBC's Head of Advancing Net Zero Victoria Burrows explains how the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment marks an unprecedented breakthrough on climate action for buildings that will improve the lives of millions for generations to come.

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Notes from the Network: GBCs in Asia Pacific Galvanise Green Building Action

Thu, 4th Oct 2018

Following the latest APN meeting in Singapore in September 2018, WorldGBC's Asia Pacific Regional Head Joelle Chen outlines the outstanding achivements and breakthroughs from the region's GBCs to advance and upscale green building in their local markets, and the next steps to increase green building uptake acorss the region.

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Bogotá Doubles Down on Efficiency Efforts With Support From Building Efficiency Accelerator

Wed, 3rd Oct 2018

Today, Bogotá, Colombia announced a new policy for more energy-efficient construction that is expected to reduce energy and water use in new buildings by 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, when fully implemented, as part of a new phase of the Building Efficiency Accelerator initiative.

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World Green Building Week 2018 - celebrating the biggest week in green building to date!

Mon, 1st Oct 2018

Over the past seven days, thousands of climate action advocates joined together to celebrate the power of green buildings during World Green Building Week 2018.

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Building up to a greener residential sector in India

Fri, 28th Sep 2018

The Indian Green Building Council believes the vision of a "sustainable built environment for ALL” can only be holistically achieved if sustainability is truly addressed in the residential sector. With this in mind, IGBC has developed three green building rating tools for homes - IGBC's Anand Muthukrishna explains how these are helping improve millions of lives across India.

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Public Realm - Gateway to our Communities’ Sustainable Future

Fri, 28th Sep 2018

According to UN Habitat, public spaces now comprise just 2% of the area of Middle Eastern cities. As our cities expand, the needs of urban dwellers for high-quality public realm have grown more pressing. Majid Al Futtaim is working to create “Great Moments for Everyone, Everyday", blogs Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi.

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Energy Retrofitting of the Existing Building Envelope - Jordan GBC Produces Guidelines to Accelerate Greening of Existing Buildings

Fri, 28th Sep 2018

Retrofitting existing buildings is more economically feasible than constructing new green buildings; Jordan GBC has produced a detailed guide to help accelerate market action for retrofitting buildings, blogs Hala Al-Shooha.

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How to Make Money from Climate-Proofing Your Property

Thu, 27th Sep 2018

In this exclusive blog for World Green Building Week 2018, WorldGBC's James Drinkwater and Judit Kimpian of the Architects Council of Europe explain how ‘green mortgages’ and value adding extensions could be a winning combination.

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Home Green Home – The pathway to transform Brazil’s residential sector

Thu, 27th Sep 2018

With green building increasingly recognised as the best business option in the Brazilian real estate market, GBC Brasil CEO Felipe Faria explains how this market trend led to the creation of GBC CASA & CONDOMÍNIO, a certification rating tool for the residential sector.

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WorldGBC announces jury for 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Fri, 30th Mar 2018

C40 Cities, IFC, the World Bank and the UN are among the jury for the biennial Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, which showcase the achievements of businesses and innovators leading on sustainability in buildings across the Asia Pacific region.

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Green building milestones signal Kuwait GBC's progression to WorldGBC Emerging Member

Thu, 29th Mar 2018

The World Green Building Council is delighted to announce that Kuwait Green Building Council has progressed to Emerging GBC status within the WorldGBC membership tier. 

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UK property and construction industry calls on government to raise the bar on environmental standards

Mon, 26th Mar 2018

Over 50 influential business leaders from across the UK construction and property industry call on ministers to introduce policy that will see all new buildings built to net zero carbon standards by 2030.

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New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings

Tue, 6th Mar 2018

Our new infographic highlights the pathways to advancing net zero carbon buildings, as well as the key milestone dates of our Advancing Net Zero project, our defintion of a net zero carbon building and the four key project principles. 

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New report outlines trajectory for London to become a Zero Carbon city

Fri, 16th Feb 2018

London can become a Zero Carbon city - but only if it follows key recommendations set out in a new follow-up report by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI).

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New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages

Thu, 15th Feb 2018

A new study by WorldGBC ERN Partner E.ON shows there is strong demand in Europe for ‘energy efficient mortgages’ as an affordable financial solution for consumers considering an energy efficiency make-over for their home.

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Pioneering banks prepare to pilot energy efficiency mortgages across Europe

Mon, 12th Feb 2018

Ground-breaking new proposals for a European ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ scheme were launched by the EU-funded ‘EeMAP’ initiative, which pioneering banks and buildings experts are preparing to pilot across Europe.

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WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON helps put renovation at heart of new EU energy policy

Tue, 6th Feb 2018

WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project scored a major win last week when Europe committed to put national renovation strategies at the heart of efforts to tackle climate change – a key recommendation from the project.

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Build a better future with us – nominations for new WorldGBC Board members now open

Thu, 1st Feb 2018

Are you passionate about changing the world and acting on climate change through buildings? Then we have an outstanding opportunity for you! We're seeking nominations for new members of our Board.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2018

Wed, 31st Jan 2018

The World Green Building Council has today officially opened nominations for its prestigious Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2018.

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Deadline extended for 2018 MENA Green Building Awards

Tue, 30th Jan 2018

Emirates Green Building Council has extended the deadline for submissions for its annual MENA Green Building Awards 2018 until Thursday 15 February 2018

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AkzoNobel unveils plans to build Europe's largest green hydrogen plant

Tue, 23rd Jan 2018

AkzoNobel, the global paints and coating firm and WorldGBC Partner, has unveiled plans to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen production plant in a bid to cut global CO2 emissions.

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What it takes to be a green building leader on the WorldGBC Board

Thu, 1st Feb 2018

As WorldGBC opens nominations for its Board of Directors, current Chair Tai Lee Siang and Vice-Chair Lisa Bate reveal what drives their own enthusiasm for green building and the attributes behind a great Board member.

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We interviewed 17 CEOs committed to green building on the biggest accomplishments of 2017

Mon, 29th Jan 2018

What are our Established Green Building Council CEOs' proudest accomplishments from 2017? Following on the heels of our recent blog post on their ambitions for the future, we present you their answers...

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An unexpected journey: The rise of net zero carbon buildings in the MENA region

Thu, 25th Jan 2018

Our Advancing Net Zero Project Manager Kate Victoria Burrows visited Jordan this month and was delighted to see how the country is already realising the potential for low carbon operations.

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A view from the top: CEOs share their bold green building ambitions for 2018

Tue, 23rd Jan 2018

We recently asked CEOs from our Established Green Building Councils (GBCs) around the world to share with us their ambitions for 2018. We’re excited to share some of their answers!

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Notes from the Network: Exploring pathways towards greater green building impact in Asia Pacific

Mon, 22nd Jan 2018

French president Emmanuel Macron recently pointed out “We’re not moving quick enough. We all need to act.”. He’s right. We need to hasten the pace, and where better to appreciate this than in Manila, a city that never sleeps?

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I'm dreaming of... a net zero future

Thu, 21st Dec 2017

WorldGBC's Advancing Net Zero Project Manager Victoria Kate Burrows reflects on how 2017 has been a phenomenal year for raising awareness around the urgent need for net zero carbon buildings, and the enormity of the challenge ahead.

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The nexus of green buildings, global health & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tue, 5th Dec 2017

In the final of our Better Places for People blog series, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health's Joseph Allen and Augusta Williams discuss the role green buildings must play in promoting public health and sustainable development.

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Looking back on Bonn: DGNB at COP23

Tue, 28th Nov 2017

Henny Radicke reflects on DGNB's active role at the recent COP23 in Bonn, Germany in their mission to highlight the crucial role green buildings occupy on the global sustainability agenda.

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Building a better Bogotá

Thu, 9th Nov 2017

Bogotá is the biggest city in Colombia and it’s growing fast. Colombia Green Building Council explains how it is rising to the challenges associated with this growth through the BEA programme. 

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Building for body clocks: How human-centric lighting can improve people’s wellbeing & performance

Wed, 8th Nov 2017

In the latest in our Better Places for People blog series, Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting looks at the need to focus not on daylighting or artificial lighting, but on “human-centric” lighting.

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Voices of efficiency: Dubai's quest to improve energy performance starts with benchmarking

Fri, 3rd Nov 2017

As part of the Building Efficiency Accelerator project, Emirates Green Building Council discuss Dubai's benchmarking project as part of a proposed policy to improve energy performance labels for existing buildings.

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Recognising rights and dignity: Green, affordable homes in Jordan

Mon, 30th Oct 2017

Jordan faces big challenges when it comes to natural resources - exacerbated by the refugee crisis in neighbouring Syria. Jordan GBC explains how its Green Affordable Homes project is providing a solution.

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