World Green Building week

World Green Building Week is the flagship event of the global green building movement organised by WorldGBC and led by its network of over 70 Green Building Councils and their 32,000 member companies. 

The week, which takes place in the last week of September each year, raises awareness of green buildings around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities better places for people to live, work and play. 

Through the week, WorldGBC provides the platform for Green Building Councils, their members and major leaders around the world to showcase on the global stage how their actions and leadership are helping to deliver green buildings in their own countries, and to celebrate the positive outcomes they lead to. 

Each year, the week takes on a theme that unites all Green Building Councils and their members around the world, but is flexible enough to be adapted by them to suit their own priorities. 

The theme for 2016 was Change Your Perspective, an evolution of the messaging for our Better Build Green campaign which we launched at COP21 in Paris, in 2015. It called on people to think differently about buildings, and specifically green buildings, and how they can tackle climate change whilst solving other pressing global issues.  


World Green Building Week 2017 takes place from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October. 

WorldGBC is currently working on the visual identity of the 2017 campaign, and assets will be available in June. 

To find out how your Green Building Council or organisation can get involved in the week, download this guide

For further details on World Green Building Week 2017, please contact