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The global green building movement celebrates International Women’s Day

Wed, 8th Mar 2017

Today is International Women's Day - the global day which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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Saint-Gobain to build “positive energy” home in Masdar City

Mon, 6th Mar 2017

Saint-Gobain is to build a “positive energy” home in Masdar City, the sustainable urban development in the United Arab Emirates.  

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European countries finalise renovation plans with support of BUILD UPON project

Wed, 1st Mar 2017

European countries are finalising strategies on how to renovate their existing buildings, as WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project successfully concludes a campaign of over 100 events.

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WorldGBC to host sessions on net zero buildings, retrofit & healthy homes at Ecobuild 2017

Mon, 27th Feb 2017

The World Green Building Council will be hosting a series of panel sessions at Ecobuild in London next week. 

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Lebanon Green Building Council opens educational project, the "Green Demonstration Room"

Thu, 23rd Feb 2017

The Lebanon Green Building Council has officially opened the Green Demonstration Room, a new project designed to educate the public and students on green buildings.

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Rising to the challenge: Our journey to green buildings in the MENA region

Thu, 16th Feb 2017

Anyone who has been to the MENA region will be aware of the unique conditions in this part of the world. Temperatures can reach highs of 50 °C (122 °F) in cities such as Dubai...

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Major businesses back global project to ensure all buildings are net zero emissions by 2050

Thu, 2nd Feb 2017

Three major global businesses have backed WorldGBC’s ambitious long-term target to ensure that all buildings are net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Nominate a green building leader to join the WorldGBC Board

Wed, 1st Feb 2017

Calling all Established Green Building Councils! WorldGBC has opened the call for nominations to join the WorldGBC Board of Directors in 2017-2018.

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ASSA ABLOY becomes Partner of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

Thu, 26th Jan 2017

ASSA ABLOY has become an official Regional Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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The new window to the world on green building

Tue, 24th Jan 2017

This week, the World Green Building Council took a giant step forward in its mission to advance green building for everyone, everywhere... with the launch of our new website.

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Stora Enso becomes Partner of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

Mon, 16th Jan 2017

Stora Enso’s division Wood Products has today become an official Regional Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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Welcoming our new Asia Pacific Regional Manager – Joelle Chen

Mon, 16th Jan 2017

WorldGBC is excited to announce our first full-time Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific Regional Network – Joelle Chen. Her appointment comes as a result of successful fundraising efforts led by...

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LG Electronics announced as a Founding Partner for WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network

Fri, 6th Jan 2017

LG Electronics has become a Founding Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network. The company came on as a Partner starting 1 January 2017.

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AGC Asia Pacific announced as a Founding Partner for WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network

Wed, 4th Jan 2017

AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the regional headquarter of AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd) in Asia Pacific, has become one of the Founding Partners of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network.

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WorldGBC welcomes three new member Green Building Councils

Thu, 15th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council is delighted that three new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation – taking our total number of member Green Building Councils up to 74.

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WorldGBC publishes Annual Report for 2015/2016

Tue, 6th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council has today published its Annual Report for 2015/2016

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes official Partner of WorldGBC MENA Regional Network

Tue, 15th Nov 2016

Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.

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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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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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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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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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Outstanding leaders in green building honoured in Asia Pacific awards

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Three highly prestigious green building projects and a leading business which have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of Asia Pacific’s built environment, have been announced as winners of the World Green Building Council’s regional awards. 

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JLL joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Tue, 4th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global real estate services firm JLL has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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Building the business case for healthy residential buildings

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the recent release of the UKGBC report entitled Health and Wellbeing in Homes, we saw a much needed examination of the different aspects that make up healthy homes and communities.

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South Africa - leading the green building charge into Africa

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the momentum steadily building since COP21, the UN’s now widely-celebrated climate change negotiations, green building is rapidly becoming ‘business as usual’... 

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Living near trees can make you feel younger and richer

Tue, 19th Jul 2016

We have known for a while that trees provide many valuable services, like air filtration, carbon dioxide absorption, and also making people feel less stressed... 

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Healthy building: Evolving green building tech with B+H’s Lisa Bate

Tue, 12th Jul 2016

When B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry.

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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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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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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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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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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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Let’s make 2016 a record breaking year for climate action

Fri, 22nd Apr 2016

Later today, history will be made as the heads of state and politicians from over 150 countries gather at the UN headquarters in New York to officially approve the Paris Agreement...

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Humanising the workplace

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

A workplace should help you be your very best. Yet all too many offices, factories and laboratories overlook vital human factors that affect employee wellness and impact organisations.

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World Health Day and the growing case to build with people in mind

Thu, 7th Apr 2016

Today is World Health Day and this year’s theme is “Halt the rise: beat diabetes”. As you may be aware, one of the best ways to prevent diabetes is through regular physical activity...

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World Green Building Trends

Thu, 28th Feb 2013

This report finds that as sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives take hold around the world, firms are finding business value and opportunities from green building.

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