thought leadership

Green buildings take centre stage at the ‘Action’ COP22 in Marrakech

Fri, 11th Nov 2016

Yesterday, on November 10, the second Buildings Day at a UNFCCC COP (Conference of Parties) took place in Marrakech. As with the first Buildings Day at COP21 in Paris, last year, the day was a triumph for the green building movement...

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.

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Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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Better thinking, better health in green-certified buildings

Mon, 31st Oct 2016

By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.

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The New Urban Agenda and the green building movement

Wed, 26th Oct 2016

As I made my journey home from Habitat 3, leaving behind the beautiful city of Quito in Ecuador, I reflected on what exactly the New Urban Agenda means to our Green Building Council movement

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Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

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Rick Fedrizzi, City of Vancouver & Saint-Gobain CEO honoured in WorldGBC Awards

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award and the David Gottfried Award at a ceremony held in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

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thought leadership

When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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WorldGBC Asia Pacific leadership in Green Building Awards 2016

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

The Asia Pacifc Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate the iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

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Workers in certified green buildings record higher cognitive functions scores, finds study

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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A Message from the Americas Regional Network Chair 2

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

The WorldGBC Americas Regional Network (ARN) is a coalition of 24 Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, working to drive collaboration and increasing the profile of the green building market. Our purpose is to ensure that green buildings and urban planning are part of national strategies to reduce the built environment’s impact on natural resources and biodiversity.

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Emirates GBC Updates

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

Emirates Green Building Council will host its 2nd Annual EGBC Congress on 11-12 December 2013 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the EGBC Congress will be “Building a Green Future”.    

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Singapore Green Building Council Updates April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

A new Board has been elected for 2013-2015 at Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong as new President. He is taking over from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, who will serve as the Immediate Past President for the coming two years.

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HKGBC Latest Updates - April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

HKGBC put forward an activation plan for the HK3030 Campaign at this remarkable event on 3 March 2013, with the witness of officiating guests from various government bureaux and departments, as well as key stakeholders like the professional institutions, education sector and the green groups.

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Green Real Estate Finance In Europe

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

PROVADA - Amsterdam RAI

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New Green Leaders Emerge in Australia

Tue, 23rd Apr 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) celebrated its most successful year, with 145 Green Star projects certified.

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Americas Regional Network Celebrates Earth Day

Mon, 22nd Apr 2013

The WorldGBC's Americas Regional network is celebrating EarthDay on April 22 with the release of a new educational video. Watch the clip to learn about the work Green Building Councils (GBCs) of the Americas are doing, and who is involved.

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Chair of WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board Announced

Thu, 18th Apr 2013

John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation has been named chair of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, further expanding the organisation's commitment to the green building movement around the globe.

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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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