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Global Partnerships, Global Solutions

Wed, 26th Nov 2014

In a new article for Climate Action, our CEO Jane Henley discusses the need for global solutions to the environmental challenges we are facing

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President Ivo Josipović to Sponsor Croatia GBC Conference

Wed, 26th Nov 2014

Croatian President Ivo Josipović recently received a delegation of the Croatia Green Building Council who informed him of the preparations for the first summit on green building which President Josipović will sponsor. They also discussed the possibility of organizing a conference on the fight against climate change at the highest international level in Croatia next year

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USGBC Acknowledges WorldGBC Partners at UNEP Champions of the Earth Event

Thu, 20th Nov 2014

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2014): This week, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was honored as a winner of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award. In accepting the award in the category of entrepreneurial vision, USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi acknowledged the role of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and its 100+ member councils in driving the global green building movement that the award recognized

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Sustainable Innovation Forum Announces Influential Speaker Lineup

Wed, 19th Nov 2014

The UNEP and Climate Action’s Sustainable Innovation Forum will be held on 9 December in Peru, alongside the COP20 negotiations in Lima.

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SCI Speaker Series: 100 Resilient Cities

Wed, 12th Nov 2014

We invite our GBCs and their members to join us for an online webinar presentation by Byrna Lipper of the Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday 15 December 2014, 4 pm EST

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WorldGBC On the Hunt for New CEO

Tue, 11th Nov 2014

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley, will step down from the role in March 2015

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Meet the GBC Team in Our People Profiles

Thu, 30th Oct 2014

Meet members of our GBC family and learn about what has inspired them, their greatest challenges, and the advice they have to offer

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The Secret to Boosting Productivity and Performance

Tue, 28th Oct 2014

Few businesses understand the relationship between their two biggest expenses – their people and their buildings.

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Sustainable Building in Focus: A review of Green Building Week in Hungary

Fri, 24th Oct 2014

World Green Building Week Hungary in Review

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Climate Action Webinar: What to Expect at COP20

Mon, 20th Oct 2014

COP20 in Lima this December is the foremost and final opportunity for global nations to draft a universal agreement on climate change before a definitive commitment in Paris in 2015

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Winners of Latvia Sustainable Building Contest Announced

Mon, 29th Sep 2014

On the 18th of September, during a special ceremony, the winners of the contest “The most sustainable building and project in Latvia 2014” were announced. The main prize and the title "The most sustainable building in Latvia 2014" went to the low energy consumption office building in 120 Z Dzelzavas Street, Riga.  The project manager and architect was Roberts Riekstiņš, and the construction was realized by the company "Riga Industrial Park"

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Ten ADEC Schools Awarded Estidama 3 Pearl Rating

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) showed its support of World Green Building Week 2013 by announcing that ten Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) schools were awarded an Estidama 3 Pearl Design and Construction Rating from the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS).

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World Green Building Week Is Here!

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

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Emirates GBC Awards Accepting Nominations

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

The Emirates Green Building Council Awards are open to all organizations including public and private sector enterprises, associations, consultants and practitioners who are able to clearly demonstrate innovation and a high level of excellence in sustainable principles and practices in the MENA Region.

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Center for Green Schools Advancing Green School Commitments

Tue, 27th Aug 2013

With their message aimed at reaching more than 1.6 million people this year, and a goal of more than 900,000 hours of volunteer work, the Center for Green Schools is doing some great work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in green schools.

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IEA-UNDP Publication and Webinar Available

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

The IEA-UNDP publication on “Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future” is now available for free download here.

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Enter the Park Russia Architectural Competition

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Calling all sustainable masterplanners, landscape architects, leisure and cultural specialists!

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Paraguay GBC Signs Cooperation Agreement

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Paraguay Green Building Council has signed a cooperation agreement with the Municipality of Asuncion.

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Join Us for Green Apple Day of Service

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

On 28 September 2013, the Green Apple Day of Service will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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Jane Henley On Our IFC Partnership

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

As countries across the globe race to improve the sustainability of their buildings and infrastructure, it’s important to be mindful that green buildings are more than just “the right thing to do.” They are about market transformation.

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