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Healthy retail places are a quick-win for retailers

Tue, 2nd Aug 2016

So far in WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign, we’ve examined three building typologies: offices, retail and now over the next six months, residential...

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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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Building the business case for healthy residential buildings

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the recent release of the UKGBC report entitled Health and Wellbeing in Homes, we saw a much needed examination of the different aspects that make up healthy homes and communities.

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South Africa - leading the green building charge into Africa

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the momentum steadily building since COP21, the UN’s now widely-celebrated climate change negotiations, green building is rapidly becoming ‘business as usual’... 

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Living near trees can make you feel younger and richer

Tue, 19th Jul 2016

We have known for a while that trees provide many valuable services, like air filtration, carbon dioxide absorption, and also making people feel less stressed... 

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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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Healthy building: Evolving green building tech with B+H’s Lisa Bate

Tue, 12th Jul 2016

When B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry.

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Health and Wellbeing in Homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

Health and Wellbeing in Homes is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.

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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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Air quality testing in your home

Wed, 29th Jun 2016

This month, the WorldGBC kicks off work on the third Better Places for People campaign report, this time focused on residential buildings...

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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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How to create a movement

Fri, 24th Jun 2016

Successful movements – whether the, women’s liberation, civil rights or gay pride – are all about mobilising people behind a shared purpose.

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Green Star Performance Data to Accelerate Climate Bond Issuance in Australia

Wed, 1st Jul 2015

Green Star – Performance data will meet the reporting requirements of the Climate Bonds Standard, thanks to a new partnership between the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Climate Bonds Initiative

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France GBC Releases Green Building Report

Mon, 29th Jun 2015

The France Green Building Council, in partnership with Green Soluce, has released a report focused on the country’s green building market – the Environmental Certification Barometer

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GBCSA Announces South Africa's First Socio-Economic Impact Certification

Fri, 26th Jun 2015

By rewarding measurable improvements to a building’s environmental performance, green building rating systems create market incentives that are transforming building industry practices globally

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Better Places for People Launches

Thu, 25th Jun 2015

The World Green Building Council has today announced a new campaign, Better Places for People. This global campaign aims to create a world in which buildings support healthier and happier lives for those who occupy them

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WorldGBC Appoints New Directors

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

London, 18 June 2015: Seven leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors

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Buildings Feature in Sustainia's 100 Solutions

Thu, 11th Jun 2015

The 2015 Sustainia 100 study showcases 100 sustainability solutions from around the world. These innovative ideas highlight new and original ways to save resources and build better homes and lives, and buildings feature prominently amongst them

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Philippine GBC Chairman Recognised

Mon, 8th Jun 2015

Ramon Rufino, Chairman of the Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC), has been named Property Report's Real Estate Personality of the Year at the third annual Philippines Property Awards

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GBCSA Celebrates Milestone 100 Green Star SA Certifications

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

Greening in the South African commercial property sector has reached a significant milestone with 100 Green Star SA certifications by the Green Building Council SA

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Slovak GBC Holds Successful Green Building Conference

Sun, 7th Jun 2015

The Slovak Green Building Council and publishing house Eurostav recently held the council’s fifth annual conference, “Sustainability in Architecture and Construction.” This international conference is Slovakia’s most significant event focused on sustainability in construction.

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Seeking Australia's Future Green Leaders

Tue, 2nd Jun 2015

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is calling for nominations for this year’s Future Green Leader Award

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We Welcome Our New CEO

Mon, 1st Jun 2015

We welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Terri Wills, who joins us on 1 June. Terri will lead our initiatives to support members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate global change

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BUILD UPON Launch Report Released

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces

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