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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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New York Introduces Sweeping Green Building Plan

Thu, 25th Sep 2014

NEW YORKMayor de Blasio has announced that New York City is committing to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 2005 levels by 2050, starting with One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future – a sweeping plan to retrofit public and private buildings to dramatically reduce the city’s contributions to climate change, while spurring major cost savings and creating thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers who most need them.

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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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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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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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