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WorldGBC Launches MIT Climate CoLab Contest

Mon, 31st Mar 2014

Through a partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab contest, the WorldGBC seeks your ideas to create public demand for green buildings that can meet the values of the occupants and empower the public to enter the conversation of how buildings are designed and created for them.

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Green Building Awards Gain Momentum

Wed, 26th Mar 2014

The inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building have gained momentum, with an awards partner and two high-profile judges announced.

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Around the World In 80 Market Briefs

Mon, 24th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) facilitates interactions between national green building councils and cities around the world, with the aim to create partnerships and collaborations that leverage synergies to rapidly accelerate the uptake of green building.

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Register for Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Wed, 19th Mar 2014

Are you ready for a challenge? Recent estimates say that around 75% of the infrastructure that will be in use in 2050 doesn’t yet exist. This means immense global infrastructure investment needs for decades to come, all in the context of the need for Climate Action, Sustainable Energy for All, and the post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Hong Kong GBC to Host WorldGBC Congress in 2015

Mon, 17th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council is pleased to announce that our 2015 Congress will be hosted by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

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Greenbuilding Brasil Call for Proposals Still Open!

Mon, 10th Mar 2014

It's not too late to submit a proposal for Greenbuilding Brasil 2014!  The premier event on Brazil's green building calendar, this year's conference will also include the WorldGBC Congress, so don't miss this chance to get involved.  The call for proposals is open until Friday 14 March.

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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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Europe Regional Leadership Awards

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

The World Green Building Council’s European Network is proud to host the first ever leadership awards for the Europe region!

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Emirates Green Building Council Launches First EGBC Awards

Mon, 10th Jun 2013

Emirates Green Building Council has launched the first EGBC Awards in eight categories to honour excellence in sustainability initiatives.

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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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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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