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Latvia SBC Releases Sustainable Building Catalogue

Tue, 14th Jan 2014

The Latvian Sustainable Building Council has released a catalog of sustainable buildings in the country.  The publication showcases entries for the Latvian SBC's competition, "Most Sustainable Building and Project in Latvia 2013."

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Civil Engineering Magazine Features Govt Leadership Awards

Thu, 12th Dec 2013

Visit Civil Engineering magazine to read this great article about our recent Government Leadership Awards. With in depth information about the winners, the article is well worth reading.

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Park Russia Architectural Competition Update

Thu, 21st Nov 2013

Participants for the 2nd stage of the international contest of Park "Russia" have been selected. Click here to read the news.

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Government Leadership Awards Applaud Cities Transforming Built Environments

Wed, 20th Nov 2013

Cities working to transform the built environment and realise the vision of a sustainable future are among the winners of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Government Leadership Awards, announced today in Warsaw.

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WorldGBC Establishes New Global Network for Green Schools

Wed, 20th Nov 2013

A new global network has been established to build greener, healthier schools and increase the environmental literacy of the next generation of students.

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BGBC Academy Creates New Master's Degree in Sustainable Urban Development

Tue, 19th Nov 2013

BGBC Academy in partnership with Varna Free University "Chernorizetz Hrabar" has created a new Master's Degree, "Sustainable Urban Development."

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Call for Congress Hosts in 2015 and 2016

Sun, 10th Nov 2013

Do you want to host the WorldGBC Congress in 2015 or 2016?

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Greenest School on Earth

Sat, 9th Nov 2013

A technologically advanced low-income secondary school in Hong Kong and an innovative primary school in Kenya that harvests rainwater are the winners of the Center for Green School's 2013 'Greenest School on Earth' competition.

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WorldGBC 2012/2013 Annual Report Now Available

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

Download our 2012/2013 Annual Report to learn about our recent activities and see how we are helping GBCs worldwide to transform the built environment.

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WorldGBC Holds Congress in Cape Town

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

This year's Congress in Cape Town was our best yet, with 75 delegates from 34 countries convening from 16 to 18 October for plenty of development opportunities, networking and strategising. Thanks go to our sponsor, Shaw Contract Group, for their support, and our hosts, the Green Building Council of South Africa, for their efforts to make the event a resounding success.

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Call for European Govts to Seize National Renovation Strategies Opportunities

Mon, 4th Nov 2013

From joint press release by Renovate Europe and the Europe Regional Network

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Vitoria-Gasteiz Celebrates Europe Region Leadership Award Win

Sat, 2nd Nov 2013

The Mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Javier Maroto, and CEO of GBCe, Luis Álvarez-Ude.

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Coast Expo and the Green Coast Award

Wed, 1st May 2013

Coast Expo, the most qualified event in Italy dedicated to coastal zone management and protection takes place from 18th to 20th September 2013 at Ferrara Fiere Congressi, in parallel with RemTech Expo 2013, the most specialized expo dedicated to remediation technologies and territory requalification.

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News from the Green Building Council of Mauritius

Wed, 1st May 2013

The Government of Mauritius is currently working on the design of a Green School. GBCM is assisting in the design phase with valuable input on sustainable building practice. The retrofit of the existing governmental school aims to be Mauritius first green school.

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The Countdown Has Begun!

Wed, 1st May 2013

As of today the clock is ticking on what might just be the greatest challenge the European built environment community has ever undertaken. There is now exactly one year for EU governments to establish long-term national renovation strategies, which somehow have to result in reducing energy use across the entire existing building stock by a massive 80% by 2050 against 2010 levels.

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A Message From The Asia Pacific Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

It’s been a great start to 2013 building on a productive and successful 2012 for the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network (APN).

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A Message from the Europe Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

"There is a real sense of growing cohesion across the Europe Network, as GBCs build on the things they have in common and proactively share lessons learned. It was great to be able to share some of what we’ve been doing in the UK through an ‘open house’ forum at UK-GBC just before Ecobuild in March, with a wide range of Councils from across the Europe region and beyond, and to go on to a very productive Network meeting during the conference and exhibition itself. As ever we focused on where we could do more together – around education, events, awards and policy, and each of the taskforces has a packed agenda to deliver over the coming months.

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A Message from the Americas Regional Network Chair 2

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

The WorldGBC Americas Regional Network (ARN) is a coalition of 24 Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, working to drive collaboration and increasing the profile of the green building market. Our purpose is to ensure that green buildings and urban planning are part of national strategies to reduce the built environment’s impact on natural resources and biodiversity.

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Emirates GBC Updates

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

Emirates Green Building Council will host its 2nd Annual EGBC Congress on 11-12 December 2013 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the EGBC Congress will be “Building a Green Future”.    

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Singapore Green Building Council Updates April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

A new Board has been elected for 2013-2015 at Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong as new President. He is taking over from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, who will serve as the Immediate Past President for the coming two years.

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HKGBC Latest Updates - April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

HKGBC put forward an activation plan for the HK3030 Campaign at this remarkable event on 3 March 2013, with the witness of officiating guests from various government bureaux and departments, as well as key stakeholders like the professional institutions, education sector and the green groups.

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Green Real Estate Finance In Europe

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

PROVADA - Amsterdam RAI

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Join Us for Congress in Cape Town!

Thu, 25th Apr 2013

This year South Africa will play host to the largest international network influencing the green building marketplace, the WorldGBC Congress, making this the most distinctive sustainable building gathering ever hosted on the African continent.

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New Green Leaders Emerge in Australia

Tue, 23rd Apr 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) celebrated its most successful year, with 145 Green Star projects certified.

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