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Join us at World Cities Summit

Mon, 12th May 2014

The World Cities Summit (WCS) is a global platform for urban leaders of government, private sector, academia, professional and international organisations to address liveable and sustainable city challenges in an integrated manner, share good urban governance practices and innovative solutions, and forge partnerships

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Join Us at Construction21EXPO

Wed, 7th May 2014

WorldGBC is pleased to announce that we are participating on 14 and 15 May in a pan-European event dedicated to promoting Europe's greenest building projects and the solutions that support their achievements. Construction21EXPO.eu is a virtual tradeshow and conference that is free to attend, eliminates travel time and the associated costs and carbon emissions, and benefits from the support of the European Commission, the World Green Building Council's European Network, national Green Building Councils and Construction21 Chapters across Europe as well as other expert organisations. 

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Israel GBC Announces "Living Green" Competition

Mon, 5th May 2014

The Israel Green Building Council is very happy to share with you the English version of the web site for the' Living Green in Israel' competition that they have been leading and coordinating for the past few months.

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New President for HuGBC

Mon, 5th May 2014

The general assembly of Hungary GBC held on 23rd April was a special occasion, with members celebrating the fifth birthday of the organisation. This was a very important occasion from another point of  view. The mandate of former president Dr. András Reith has terminated, and members of the Council have elected a new president: Pál Baross, former member of the Board of Directors was elected unanimously as the new president.

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Call for Presentations

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

Building and Construction Authority (BCA), with Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) as Strategic Partner, is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2014 (IGBC2014) held from 1 to 3 September 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Build Green – Lead, Engage, Sustain”, IGBC 2014 serves as a platform to:

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Asia-Pacific Network Meeting and Green Building Conference in Indonesia

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

Join us for our Asia Pacific Regional Network meeting in Jakarta from 7 to 9 May 2014. A comprehensive meeting programme and green building conference will give GBCs and their members a chance to connect with regional green building leaders in the important, high-growth market of Indonesia

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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program Announces Impressive Emissions Reduction

Fri, 11th Apr 2014

A flash report published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced that the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program has achieved a 22% reduction in emissions after the third year of the program, compared to base-year emissions.

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Update from the Emirates GBC

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

A lot has been happening for the Emirates GBC. See below to find out the latest news.

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Croatia GBC Holds Sixth Better Building Brunch

Tue, 8th Apr 2014

The Croatia Green Building Council (HSZG), in collaboration with the British Embassy in Croatia, recently held its sixth Better Building Brunch.  The event, on 30 January 2014, had the theme, “Green Economy in the UK.”

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ACCADES Partnership Promotes GBC Co-operation In the Americas

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

The region of Central America and the Caribbean has identified an opportunity to establish a partnership between countries of the region. The Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development seeks to combine the efforts of the different countries to promote market transformation towards sustainability in the construction sector, taking into account the specific conditions and needs of the Central American and Caribbean region. The ACCADES is an alliance on a smaller scale within the American`s Network that was almost naturally generated by the similarities (in their markets, climate and socioeconomic conditions) of the countries that comprise it.

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GBC Opportunity: Explosion Green Live Online Conference

Thu, 3rd Apr 2014

Explosion Green Live is David Gottfried’s latest invention to bring the vision and details of green building trends, wisdom and transformation opportunities to all GBCs. Following Gottfried’s release of his Explosion Green book upon USGBC’s 20th Anniversary at Greenbuild 2013, Gottfried undertook the project of personally curating and interviewing 40 of the world's foremost thought leaders in green building and sustainability, including Rick Fedrizzi, Jane Henley, Mark Ruffalo, William McDonough, Amory Lovins, Art Gensler, Janine Benyus, Paull Hawken, Nils Kok, Che Wall and dozens more.

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WorldGBC Congress 2014 - Join Us in Sao Paulo!

Wed, 2nd Apr 2014

Calling all forward-thinking GBCs

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Communicating our Impact – Members' Survey 2013

Fri, 5th Jul 2013

Almost 100,000 buildings registered, one billion square metres of green floor area, 30,000 volunteers! Just some of the encouraging information we gathered in last year's WorldGBC Members' Survey.

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Europe Regional Network Calls for 2030 Targets

Wed, 3rd Jul 2013

The Europe Regional Network (ERN) has called for three legally binding targets to drive investment in a more efficient, competitive and resilient economy in its response to the EU’s consultation on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.  

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David Gottfried Award Nominations Open

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

The World Green Building Council’s David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award recognises those involved in the worldwide sustainable construction movement whose contributions have been particularly pioneering, displaying an entrepreneurism that has helped to transform or advance the green building mission.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

Last week was EU Sustainable Energy Week, an initiative of the European Commission that connects stakeholders and citizens with energy issues through events around the region.

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WorldGBC Appoints Five New Directors

Fri, 21st Jun 2013

Five leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors.

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The Rise and Rise of Green Building

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction conducted in partnership with United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, firms are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 per cent of respondents spanning 62 countries planning more than 60 per cent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from ‘push’ to ‘pull’, with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.

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Energy Saving Measures Boost House Prices

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average, a new report released by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.

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Meet One of Europe's Green Building Advocates

Tue, 18th Jun 2013

Elaine Hsieh of the GreenBiz group interviews Steven Borncamp, a true advocate for promoting policy, practices and technologies for green building across Europe.

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Government Leadership Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Thu, 13th Jun 2013

Does your country have a city-level green building programme or policy that deserves global recognition?

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The Circular Economy

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

Our current industrial processes and lifestyles are depleting the world’s natural resources to create objects that will often end up in landfills, all while churning out unwanted by-products like industrial waste.  Will this linear system work for us long-term?

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