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Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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Better thinking, better health in green-certified buildings

Mon, 31st Oct 2016

By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.

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The New Urban Agenda and the green building movement

Wed, 26th Oct 2016

As I made my journey home from Habitat 3, leaving behind the beautiful city of Quito in Ecuador, I reflected on what exactly the New Urban Agenda means to our Green Building Council movement

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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

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Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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Rick Fedrizzi, City of Vancouver & Saint-Gobain CEO honoured in WorldGBC Awards

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award and the David Gottfried Award at a ceremony held in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

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When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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Workers in certified green buildings record higher cognitive functions scores, finds study

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Outstanding leaders in green building honoured in Asia Pacific awards

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Three highly prestigious green building projects and a leading business which have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of Asia Pacific’s built environment, have been announced as winners of the World Green Building Council’s regional awards. 

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Asia Pacific leadership in Green Building Awards 2016

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

The Asia Pacifc Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate the iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

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JLL joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Tue, 4th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that the global real estate services firm JLL has joined its Corporate Advisory Board.

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Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Tue, 20th Sep 2016

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties

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Building owners beginning to see business benefits of healthier buildings, new report finds

Thu, 15th Sep 2016

Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the US are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

Fri, 15th Jul 2016

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

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Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities. 

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WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Tue, 21st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that five new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with two existing members appointed as Chair and Vice-Chair.

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WorldGBC to host session on Net Zero buildings at London’s Business & Climate Summit

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.

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The early bird catches the worm… don’t miss out on Congress discount

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

Green Building Councils and their member companies have just one month to register for discounted ‘early bird’ tickets for WorldGBC’s Congress – the annual gathering of the global green building community, which takes place in Sweden in October.

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Four weeks left to prove your business is a green building leader in Asia Pacific

Wed, 18th May 2016

Businesses in the Asia Pacific region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings have just four weeks remaining to enter the World Green Building Council’s prestigious Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2016.

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BASF becomes official Partner of Europe Regional Network

Mon, 9th May 2016

BASF has today become an official Regional Partner of the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network.

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European countries urged to create ambitious plans for cutting emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement

Wed, 27th Apr 2016

Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe are being urged to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings, in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises.

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Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Cognitive Functions

Sun, 20th Mar 2016

A landmark report published in the fall by Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in conjunction with SUNY Update Medical University and Syracuse University...

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Health, wellbeing & the business case for green retail

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

Napoleon was supposed to have called us “a nation of shopkeepers”. I imagine it wasn’t meant favourably, but 200 years on and retail accounts for 10% of employment, over 5% of GDP and apparently London is the “retail capital of the world” (according to BIS).

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Could greener stores improve the customer experience and lead to increased profit?

Fri, 5th Feb 2016

Imagine if the supermarket you shopped in made you feel healthier or happier? If the assistants packing your groceries were more productive because the space they worked in had particularly good air quality and daylight?

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A world of wellbeing at our fingertips

Wed, 20th Jan 2016

Early findings from a recent study show that our Head Office refurbishment is making people feel happier, healthier and more productive. This is good news for our radical programme to promote wellbeing and productivity across our portfolio.

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Better and better

Mon, 9th Nov 2015

It’s no coincidence that the word ‘better’ features in two of the World Green Building Council’s current and high profile campaigns.

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Wellbeing and energy efficiency at the heart of SUSTAINABLE buildings

Thu, 1st Oct 2015

COP21 is coming soon, and those who care about safeguarding future generations are advocating for a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions to limit global warming and its potentially disastrous consequences.

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Finding the feel-good factor

Mon, 21st Sep 2015

Nobody likes being in a building that is too hot or too cold, too stuffy or draughty, dark or bright. People are uncomfortable in such places, unlikely to revisit them and often unproductive there. By contrast, common sense tells us better places are better for us.

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Putting people at the heart of property – Are we at a tipping point?

Thu, 17th Sep 2015

This year, the discussions around health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace feel very exciting, they’ve stepped up a gear and are motivating lots of real activity and changes to long-standing practices.

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Count Your Change: The WorldGBC Retail Metrics Framework

Thu, 10th Sep 2015

The WorldGBC is currently developing and piloting a Retail Metrics Framework based on the Metrics Framework in last year’s landmark Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report.

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