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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Green Building Week 2016 – how our global movement changed perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016

Wow! What a week. From last Monday until yesterday, Green Building Councils, their members and many more organisations and individuals around the globe participated in World Green Building Week 2016!

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Fri, 30th Sep 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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AkzoNobel joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Thu, 29th Sep 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global paints and coating firm AkzoNobel has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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Philips publishes report on smart offices during World Green Building Week

Tue, 27th Sep 2016

Philips has published a new in-depth report on offices and smart buildings to coincide with World Green Building Week 2016.

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Welcome to World Green Building Week!

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

World Green Building Week 2016 officially begins today!

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European Commission Vice President announced as Patron for World Green Building Week in Europe

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission, has been announced as the patron for World Green Building Week 2016 in Europe.

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Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Tue, 20th Sep 2016

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties

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Building owners beginning to see business benefits of healthier buildings, new report finds

Thu, 15th Sep 2016

Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the US are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

Fri, 15th Jul 2016

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

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Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities. 

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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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The power of communication - introducing our new blog

Mon, 4th Apr 2016

On 3 December 2015, something truly remarkable happened. An unprecedented alliance of key players from within the buildings and construction industry...

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Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Cognitive Functions

Sun, 20th Mar 2016

A landmark report published in the fall by Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in conjunction with SUNY Update Medical University and Syracuse University...

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Health, wellbeing & the business case for green retail

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

Napoleon was supposed to have called us “a nation of shopkeepers”. I imagine it wasn’t meant favourably, but 200 years on and retail accounts for 10% of employment, over 5% of GDP and apparently London is the “retail capital of the world” (according to BIS).

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Could greener stores improve the customer experience and lead to increased profit?

Fri, 5th Feb 2016

Imagine if the supermarket you shopped in made you feel healthier or happier? If the assistants packing your groceries were more productive because the space they worked in had particularly good air quality and daylight?

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