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Notes from the Networks – Improving the “hardware” & “software” of buildings across Asia Pacific

Thu, 27th Apr 2017

Joelle Chen, Regional Manager of the Asia Pacific Network, discusses how the region is looking ahead to the next chapter of green building development

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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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70% of new office buildings in Oslo have achieved green certification

Tue, 25th Apr 2017

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.

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UK-GBC launches “Wellbeing Labs” compendium on green, healthy offices through Better Places for People project

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Earth Day: Why the quality of educational environments affects the quality of learning inside them

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

Earth Day as we know it today was launched in 1970 through teach-ins all over the US - educational forums to inform people from all walks of life of the environmental degradation around them.

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes first Middle Eastern company to adopt Net Positive strategy

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.

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publication

UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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Is your home or office impacting your mental wellbeing? Let’s talk

Fri, 7th Apr 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. You might be thinking “what does this have to do with buildings?”...

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news

WorldGBC welcomes new staff to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere

Mon, 3rd Apr 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to welcome five new members of staff who will help to deliver our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

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WorldGBC membership exceeds 75 countries as two new Councils join

Thu, 30th Mar 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 countries, as two new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation.

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Welcoming our new Asia Pacific Regional Manager – Joelle Chen

Mon, 16th Jan 2017

WorldGBC is excited to announce our first full-time Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific Regional Network – Joelle Chen. Her appointment comes as a result of successful fundraising efforts led by...

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Stora Enso becomes Partner of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

Mon, 16th Jan 2017

Stora Enso’s division Wood Products has today become an official Regional Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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LG Electronics announced as a Founding Partner for WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network

Fri, 6th Jan 2017

LG Electronics has become a Founding Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network. The company came on as a Partner starting 1 January 2017.

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AGC Asia Pacific announced as a Founding Partner for WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network

Wed, 4th Jan 2017

AGC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the regional headquarter of AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd) in Asia Pacific, has become one of the Founding Partners of the World Green Building Council’s Asia Pacific Regional Network.

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WorldGBC welcomes three new member Green Building Councils

Thu, 15th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council is delighted that three new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation – taking our total number of member Green Building Councils up to 74.

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WorldGBC publishes Annual Report for 2015/2016

Tue, 6th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council has today published its Annual Report for 2015/2016

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes official Partner of WorldGBC MENA Regional Network

Tue, 15th Nov 2016

Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.

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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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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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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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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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blog

World Health Day and the growing case to build with people in mind

Thu, 7th Apr 2016

Today is World Health Day and this year’s theme is “Halt the rise: beat diabetes”. As you may be aware, one of the best ways to prevent diabetes is through regular physical activity...

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The power of communication - introducing our new blog

Mon, 4th Apr 2016

On 3 December 2015, something truly remarkable happened. An unprecedented alliance of key players from within the buildings and construction industry...

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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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