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Notes from the Networks – Americas, a thriving region taking steps into the future

Tue, 5th Sep 2017

Our recent meeting of Americas Green Building Councils in Lima, Peru highlighted that countries from a seemingly diverse region face similar challenges, blogs Juanita Alvarez, Regional Manager of the Americas Network.

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What are green mortgages & how will they revolutionise home energy efficiency?

Mon, 4th Sep 2017

In this Q&A, Stephen Richardson,Technical Lead for Energy Efficiency Mortgages, discusses the principles of green mortgages and how they are key to meeting climate change targets.

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Interconnection instead of isolation: A new world of sustainable development

Fri, 1st Sep 2017

Complex and interconnected. These words apply equally to global supply chains and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes Jorge Chapa of GBCA.

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Promoting wellbeing at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise, finds JLL report

Thu, 31st Aug 2017

A new study by JLL, the global real estate firm and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has found that helping people to feel good at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise and can help companies realise measureable benefits.

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The countdown is on… four weeks until World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 29th Aug 2017

In four weeks’ time, hundreds of businesses, NGOs and individuals around the globe will unite to celebrate the positive role green buildings play in our lives, as part of World Green Building Week 2017.

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BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

Wed, 16th Aug 2017

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber.

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GBC Brasil launches net zero building certification through WorldGBC project

Mon, 14th Aug 2017

GBC Brasil has launched a new net zero building certification scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing buildings to meet the Paris Agreement and supports WorldGBC’s goal to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon by 2050.

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New Zealand Green Building Council raises performance of new homes, with support from Prime Minister

Wed, 9th Aug 2017

Following extensive industry consultation, NZGBC has launched a re-engineered version of its Homestar rating tool for new residential homes and buildings.

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Join us for Members' Day & more in Jaipur, India, this October

Mon, 7th Aug 2017

WorldGBC is heading to Jaipur, India, this October for Members' Day, India Green Building Council's Congress and much more - and we invite Green Building Councils and Partners to join us! 

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Virtuous circle: Exploring the circular economy with global leaders AkzoNobel & Shaw Contract

Thu, 3rd Aug 2017

In this special 'in conversation' piece, AkzoNobel's Chris Cook and Shaw Contract's Todd Jarvis talk to Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC, about the “circular economy” approach to business.  

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Overwhelming response to call for case studies for new WorldGBC report on green & healthy buildings

Wed, 2nd Aug 2017

WorldGBC received over 60 submissions from 10 countries of buildings hoping to be showcased in an upcoming report showing the positive effects of green and healthy buildings on occupants' experience.

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Green building – a driver for decent jobs & economic growth

Mon, 31st Jul 2017

Karl pfeffer, of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization, blogs about how green building can support decent jobs and economic growth, following a recent training course.

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EU launches ‘Level(s)’ tool in collaboration with WorldGBC and European Green Building Councils

Wed, 21st Jun 2017

James Drinkwater, WorldGBC's European Regional Network Manager presents 'Level(s)' framework during panel session at EU Sustainable Energy Week

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WorldGBC Chairman highlights need for net zero buildings during visit to Croatia

Thu, 15th Jun 2017

Tai Lee Siang delivered a keynote speech on the need for net zero buildings at Zagreb Energy Week

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Major banks & building experts build bridges in Rome to create energy efficiency mortgage

Fri, 9th Jun 2017

More than 100 experts from European banks, Green Building Councils and other organisations meet in Rome today to kick start the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) project.

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WorldGBC launches #OurHeroIsZero resources for World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 6th Jun 2017

WorldGBC has today launched the resources for this year’s World Green Building Week, under the theme #OurHeroIsZero, which focuses on net zero buildings.

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European Green Building Councils urge governments for strong commitment on renovation

Fri, 26th May 2017

Green Building Councils across Europe have written to their Energy Ministers to advocate for a stronger vision for building renovation.

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Is your building green and healthy? Let us showcase it!

Thu, 25th May 2017

Submit your case study and have the potential to be part of the 15 buildings globally that are showcased by WorldGBC in a new report on green and healthy buildings.

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Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards honoured for innovation & excellence in sustainability

Mon, 22nd May 2017

The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrated achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.

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BASF contributes to sustainable construction for world's largest concentrated solar plant in Morocco

Thu, 18th May 2017

BASF contributes specialised solutions for the construction of the world's largest solar plant in Ouarzazate, Morocco

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WorldGBC's CEO to speak at high-profile London sustainability events

Mon, 15th May 2017

WorldGBC CEO Terri Wills will speak at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit and FT Future of Construction Summit in London this week.  

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Johnson Controls becomes first Partner of WorldGBC's Americas Regional Network

Wed, 10th May 2017

Johnson Controls has been announced as the first Partner of the World Green Building Council's Americas Regional Network.

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GBC Finland & WorldGBC gather experts to implement new EU building policy

Tue, 9th May 2017

GBC Finland and WorldGBC gathered a group of expert and influential organisations today to begin the important task of implementing a new EU policy on sustainable buildings.

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Shaw Contract partners with renowned designer William McDonough on recyclable carpet range

Thu, 4th May 2017

Shaw Contract has relaunched a completely recyclable carpet range designed in collaboration with renowned architect and designer William McDonough, the champion of Cradle to Cradle™ design.

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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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Green Building Councils provide leadership on zero carbon buildings

Fri, 30th Sep 2016

Last December in Paris at COP21, nearly 200 countries came together to forge an unprecedented agreement: to “limit global average temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels...

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Walking the talk – the new UK-GBC & WorldGBC office, London

Thu, 29th Sep 2016

In January this year, we announced details of our project to refurbish our London headquarters, which is also home to some of our friends and colleagues from World Green Building Council.

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Philips' report advocates Better Places for People

Tue, 27th Sep 2016

Philips, a founding member of the WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has announced ambitious new targets for international lighting standards that will inherently lead to greener and healthier offices.

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Changing perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

When people think about combatting climate change, certain images pop into their heads: coal power stations replaced by solar panels; smog-spewing trucks superseded by silent electric vehicles...

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Active House – Green AND healthy

Wed, 21st Sep 2016

With the release of new reports on residential health and wellbeing in 2016, such as the VELUX Healthy Homes Barometer and the UKGBC Healthy Homes Report...

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Fit for the job - What it means to be a member of WorldGBC

Mon, 5th Sep 2016

In my role as Director of Membership, I’m often asked “what does it take to be a member of the World Green Building Council?”, “who’s in the club?”... 

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How can we make offices more comfortable?

Tue, 30th Aug 2016

At Better Places for People, we’ve talked a lot about how thermal comfort is a very important factor for an occupant’s health and wellbeing...

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Better places for a better bottom line

Tue, 23rd Aug 2016

In the WorldGBC’s 2014 Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report, we provided the evidence that strongly links office environments and productivity in the workplace...

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Health, wellbeing and productivity – What we’re doing in the UK

Tue, 16th Aug 2016

We at UK-GBC are very keen participants of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It seems to us that good health and wellbeing... 

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Green buildings and healthy buildings

Tue, 9th Aug 2016

While the Better Places for People campaign often gets associated with healthy buildings, our mandate, as a WorldGBC global campaign, is to raise awareness of green healthy buildings... 

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How Green Building Council Brasil shaped the sustainability of the Rio 2016 Olympic venues

Mon, 8th Aug 2016

Following London 2012’s crown of the “greenest games ever”, and Brazil’s existing social and environment challenges such as deforestation, poor water quality in certain areas...

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