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“Be a bold leader and keep fighting the good fight” - Romilly Madew's farewell message for green building movement

Fri, 12th Apr 2019

This month, long-standing CEO of the Green Building Council Australia Romilly Madew steps down to lead Infrastructure Australia. Here the global green building thought leader leaves some final thoughts and advice for our community.

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A New Focus for Urban Green: Global Climate Solutions

Thu, 4th Apr 2019

Following the announcement of WorldGBC Americas new partnership with Urban Green Council to accelerate climate action in cities, Urban Green Council CEO John Mandyck explains the importance of this partnership in transforming New York City's built environment towards sustainability and the example NYC can set globally.

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World Green Building Week 2018 #HomeGreenHome campaign shortlisted for green award

Thu, 4th Apr 2019

WorldGBC is delighted to announce its World Green Building Week 2018 #HomeGreenHome campaign has been shortlisted for the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2019 in the Environmental Awareness Campaign of the Year category.

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Urban Green Council and WorldGBC Americas launch partnership to scale green building efforts

Wed, 3rd Apr 2019

Urban Green Council and the World Green Building Council Americas Regional Network join forces to accelerate climate action in cities.

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EmiratesGBC wins Dubai Quality Award for excellence in creating value for its members

Tue, 2nd Apr 2019

The Emirates Green Building Council has been chosen as the winner in the Representative Entity category of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award at the 25th Business Excellence Awards for its noteworthy role in engaging, offering benefits and creating value for its members.

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

Tue, 26th Mar 2019

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. Apply by 30 April 2019.

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Become a Regional Chair or Vice Chair and help us achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere

Tue, 26th Mar 2019

Calling all Established Green Building Councils! WorldGBC has extended the deadline to receive nominations for the Regional Chairs and Vice Chairs of its five Regional Networks to 30 April 2019.

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HRH The Prince of Wales endorses World Green Building Council

Mon, 25th Mar 2019

HRH The Prince of Wales endorsed the ambitious targets of our global green building movement during a video address at the Green Summit 2019 in Manchester, UK.

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World Water Day: Every drop counts in a region where water is the most precious natural resource

Fri, 22nd Mar 2019

To mark World Water Day, Emirates GBC shares insights on what water means to the UAE, an arid and desert climate, and how the country and the green building industry are taking steps to conserve this precious resource.

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Green buildings yield 30-80% lower utility costs compared to standard buildings, finds GBC Indonesia and IFC study

Thu, 14th Mar 2019

A joint report by GBC Indonesia and IFC revealed that nine green certified buildings, mostly located in Jakarta, yielded 30 to 80% lower annual utility costs compared to standard buildings.

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Constructing a greener world can't happen without women

Fri, 8th Mar 2019

Despite construction still being a male-dominated industry, more than 50% of the CEOs running Green Building Councils are women, WorldGBC CEO Cristina tells the Thomson Reuters Foundation on International Women's Day 2019.

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#BalanceforBetter - a reminder this International Women's Day why we need gender equality to save the planet

Fri, 8th Mar 2019

In celebration of IWD2019, WorldGBC showcases seven of the many incredible women from our green building movement who are dedicating their expertise, passion and bravery to create a better world for all, offer real hope for the future and explain why gender equality has to be part of the solution.

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Businesses, Cities, States and Regions Step up Climate Ambition and Commit to Net Zero Carbon Buildings at Global Climate Action Summit

Thu, 13th Sep 2018

The World Green Building Council launches its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment at the momentous Global Climate Action Summit, celebrating 38 founding signatories.

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Outstanding green building leaders honoured in WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Thu, 6th Sep 2018

The World Green Building Council honours six outstanding green building leaders driving change and creating a better future in the 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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WorldGBC Research on Health, Wellbeing and Performance in Green Schools Now Available in Arabic

Mon, 3rd Sep 2018

Today, the World Green Building Council has published infographics to enhance awareness of the links between educational buildings and improved student performance in Arabic, as part of its Better Places for People project.

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19 Global Cities Commit to Making New Buildings Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Thu, 23rd Aug 2018

19 pioneering mayors, representing 130 million urban citizens, sign WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from their cities by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.

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Better Places for People: Join our webinars during World Green Building Week!

Fri, 17th Aug 2018

During World Green Building Week 2018, WorldGBC will be hosting a series of webinars through our Better Places for People project. Join WorldGBC's Catriona Brady to learn more about health and wellbeing in green building!

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Find out the latest from WorldGBC's Better Places for People project

Wed, 25th Jul 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and today we are pleased to share the latest updates from the project, including  a new Project Manager, new sponsor VELUX Group and recent project activities.

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WorldGBC announces finalists for its Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Mon, 16th Jul 2018

Today, WorldGBC announced the finalists for its 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the annual SGBC Gala Dinner in Singapore on 6 September 2018.

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New green building leaders join WorldGBC's Board of Directors

Mon, 2nd Jul 2018

WorldGBC has elected a new Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of its Board of Directors, while four existing members have been re-appointed and two new global green building leaders have joined the Board.

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WorldGBC launches #HomeGreenHome resources for World Green Building Week 2018

Tue, 19th Jun 2018

WorldGBC has today launched the resources for this year’s World Green Building Week, under the theme #HomeGreenHome, which focuses on green homes.

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Green Building Council Indonesia progresses to Established Member of WorldGBC

Tue, 12th Jun 2018

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

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Green building leaders and innovators honoured in prestigious WorldGBC Global Awards

Wed, 6th Jun 2018

WorldGBC’s Chair Tai Lee Siang announced the winners of the prestigious WorldGBC Global Awards at the CaGBC Awards Gala reception in Toronto, Canada as part of Building Lasting Change 2018 with WorldGBC Congress Canada.

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WorldGBC celebrates first three signatories of Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: Majid Al Futtaim, Integral Group and Signify

Wed, 6th Jun 2018

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment challenges businesses and organisations across the world to take advanced climate action by setting ambitious targets to eliminate operational carbon emissions from their building portfolios by 2030.

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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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Charting a course towards carbon neutral portfolios

Wed, 25th Oct 2017

What does a carbon neutral building or precinct look like? For years, we had no definitive answer. But now we do, writes Romilly Madew, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia.

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