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Global Green USA Seeks New President and CEO

Mon, 10th Mar 2014

Global Green USA is seeking a dynamic, mission-focused, and entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated experience executing vision and strategy. The successful candidate will lead Global Green USA into its next stage of growth, stability, and impact, ensuring the fundraising, operations, communication, staff management, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. This is a high profile opportunity for a charismatic individual to expand the organization’s funding base, significantly scale up operations, manage senior level staff, and externally communicate Global Green USA’s mission and values.

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GBCA and EcoDistricts to Help Create Communities of the Future

Sun, 9th Mar 2014

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has established a new partnership with US-based EcoDistricts to accelerate district-scale sustainable development in Australia.

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Shining a Spotlight on Green Building Leadership in the Asia Pacific Region

Wed, 5th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has launched the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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Global Project to Boost Business Case for Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Buildings

Mon, 3rd Mar 2014

A major global project which will help to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings is being formally launched today by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

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GBCSA Sees 50 Green Star SA Certified Buildings in South Africa

Sun, 2nd Mar 2014

After just six years, the Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building. From humble beginnings, the journey of the council has seen some exceptional growth, and the groundswell of green building in South Africa is exciting to witness. The GBCSA has, together with its many partners and members, activated and supported the commercial property sector towards a greener future.

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100 Green Building Icons in New Zealand

Thu, 27th Feb 2014

The World Green Building Council today congratulated New Zealand on attaining its 100th Green Star rating.

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2030: Europe Regional Network Outlines Need for Investment Certainty

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today written to Energy and Environment Ministers outlining the need for a coherent set of legally binding targets within the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.

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Latest Developments for WSB14 in Barcelona

Thu, 20th Feb 2014

Join the GBC Espana for the World Sustainable Building Conference (WSB14) in Barcelona from 28 to 30 October 2014.

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RuGBC's Contribution to the Sochi Games

Mon, 17th Feb 2014

The Russian Green Building Council's efforts are contributing to a greener Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Read the full article for more.

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New Report Finds Worker Wellbeing a Key Driver for Sustainability

Tue, 4th Feb 2014

"Employees’ health, comfort and wellbeing, and their potential positive impacts on productivity, have been identified as the prime reasons why businesses in the Netherlands want to be based in sustainable office space."

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Dutch GBC Appoints New Managing Director

Thu, 30th Jan 2014

The Dutch Green Building Council has appointed a new managing director. As of 1 February 2014, Annemarie van Doorn will succeed current managing director Stefan van Uffelen.

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Proposals Now Open for Greenbuild International (Europe and the Mediterranean)

Fri, 17th Jan 2014

Proposals for presenters and topics are now being accepted for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for Europe and the Mediterranean, 8 to 10 October 2014 in Verona, Italy.

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Jane Henley Talks Green Retrofits for Buildings

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

"The Empire State Building is one of the most visible examples of a trend that is occurring around the world – retrofitting buildings to make them more resource-efficient and climate-friendly," writes Jane Henley in her latest blog article.

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Latest News from GBC Costa Rica

Mon, 3rd Jun 2013

The GBC Costa Rica has been busy advancing the green building mission, with lots of exciting activities and developments.

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Hanley Wood and USGBC Establish a Strategic Partnership with Greenbuild

Fri, 31st May 2013

Hanley Wood LLC, the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the construction industry and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a strategic partnership whereby Hanley Wood has acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

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Australian Government Releases New Sustainability Report

Fri, 31st May 2013

A new report, released today by the National Sustainability Council, marks the start of a new, national conversation about sustainability, says the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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Partnership Between Public Health and Green Building Industry Promotes Healthy Behaviours

Thu, 30th May 2013

When public health organizations and the green building industry work together, the result can be more than better buildings. Increased collaboration between public health and the green building industry can also improve health outcomes, such as reducing childhood obesity, by driving changes in the design of buildings and outdoor space to promote physical activity and healthy eating, according to a new article published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM).

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Chairperson of GBC Indonesia Honoured

Fri, 24th May 2013

GBC Indonesia’s Chairperson, Naning Adiwoso, has been acknowledged by Forbes Indonesia in its April 2013 edition, as one of Ten Inspiring Women for 2013.

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Latest GBC Brasil News

Mon, 20th May 2013

The Arquiteta Cristina Hana Shoji and Engenheira Lourdes Cristina D. Printes represented Brazil in Bogota event CCCS Consejo Colombiano de Construcción Sostenible SBCI and UNEP-United Nations Environment Programme for Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative in Bogota, Colombia...

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Croatia Green Building Council has New Leadership

Fri, 17th May 2013

At the annual General Assembly members of Croatia Green Building Council elected a new president and eight members of the Board.

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Construmat - Building Solutions World Congress

Fri, 17th May 2013

The world’s top 65 experiences in building solutions will be showcased at the Building Solutions World Congress to reveal the keys to success for the sector.

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Arab-African Forum on Green Building, 17-19 Dec

Thu, 9th May 2013

Egypt Green Building Council, (Egypt-GBC) and Regional office for Arab States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, invite you to attend the Arab-African Forum for Green Building,[AAFGB], which will be held in Cairo, Egypt, 17-19th December, 2013.
 

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Kuwait Green Building Forum on 30- 31, Oct, 2013.

Thu, 9th May 2013

Kuwait Green Building Forum aims to educate, inform, network and unite forces for spreading the green building movement. It will provide developers, architects, building consultants, engineers, contractors, facility managers and decision makers with a platform to explore latest trends in green buildings and to showcase green building products, equipment, services and technologies.

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A Message From The Africa Regional Network Chair 2

Wed, 1st May 2013

In the last quarter we have received tentative enquiries from two new countries - Benin and Tanzania, so interest continues to spread.

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