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Welcome to the network: Czech Green Building Council rejoins WorldGBC as Established members

Wed, 21st Sep 2022

The Czech Green Building Council (CZGBC) is the latest addition to the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network, rejoining WorldGBC as Established members.

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Built environment stakeholders take action on net zero carbon buildings

Tue, 20th Sep 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) welcomes existing signatory, The GPT Group to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Additionally, Santiago de Cali (Cali) in Colombia has signed up to the Commitment through joining the C40 Net Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator

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thought leadership

#BuildingforEveryone: Three Tollgates to Pass for Net-Zero Buildings

Fri, 16th Sep 2022

To stabilize global warming, the building sector must completely decarbonize, or achieve net-zero status, by 2050. That’s why we at Carrier, are so focused on heating, cooling and building control technologies as critical decarbonization technologies that also provide the societal benefit of health. 

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thought leadership

Daikin contributes to solve problem of energy through optimal energy management for buildings

Fri, 16th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Daikin: Energy demand is expected to increase worldwide due to population and economic growth in emerging countries. Some cities will improve air conditioning to create comfortable living spaces facing the effects of rising global temperatures.

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thought leadership

To achieve net-zero, infrastructure must embrace the circular economy

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Mott MacDonald and ES Global: New business models will kickstart a 21st century approach to delivering our built environment.

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thought leadership

Majid Al Futtaim – Rethinking Resources

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

How we’re developing a portfolio fit for people and our future - Ibrahim Al-Zu'bi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim,

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thought leadership

#BuildingforEveryone: What if we can plan cities to reduce health inequalities?

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

Health equality is a very powerful litmus test for sustainability, not only because it is measurable, but also because when you create the conditions for wellbeing, you create places that perform well on many other levels. 

Read more >
thought leadership

#BuildingforEveryone: What if our cities were more like forests?

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

What if our future cities could mimic the natural structures and systems of forests? Would they be better, more resilient places? The UN estimates that 55% of the global population already lives in urban areas and that figure is projected to rise to 68% by 2050. 

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thought leadership

Paints and coatings add more than colour to green buildings - AkzoNobel

Wed, 14th Sep 2022

“This World Green Building Week is, for me, about sharing the message of inclusivity,” says Wijnand Bruinsma, Director of Sustainability at AkzoNobel. “Building for everyone. It’s such a down-to-earth theme that invites us all – individual people, companies and communities – to go on a sustainability journey together.”

Read more >
thought leadership

There’s no way around it – the future of building and construction is circular

Wed, 14th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Knauf Insulation: Responsible for using more than 50% of all extracted raw materials in Europe, you cannot have a circular economy without the building and construction sector. 

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#BuildingforEveryone: 5 Design Trends at the Intersection of People and Planet - Shaw Contract

Tue, 13th Sep 2022

With a keen focus on designing products that support the health & wellbeing of people and planet, Shaw Contract aims to educate the building industry on important transitions and initiatives around sustainability and design. This focus on people and planet is the cornerstone of Shaw Contract’s sustainability pledge – People Together, Planet Forever

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thought leadership

The case for building (next to) nothing - Ramboll

Tue, 13th Sep 2022

As consultants, we must challenge an industry default of new-build development and provide innovative alternatives. By Scott Brookes, Director, Ramboll - Building Retrofit & Refurbishment.

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news

Welcome to the network: Czech Green Building Council rejoins WorldGBC as Established members

Wed, 21st Sep 2022

The Czech Green Building Council (CZGBC) is the latest addition to the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network, rejoining WorldGBC as Established members.

Read more >
news

Built environment stakeholders take action on net zero carbon buildings

Tue, 20th Sep 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) welcomes existing signatory, The GPT Group to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Additionally, Santiago de Cali (Cali) in Colombia has signed up to the Commitment through joining the C40 Net Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator

Read more >
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#NZCBCommitment News Roundup: August

Mon, 5th Sep 2022

The #NZCBCommitment Roundup celebrates signatory climate action and progress to decarbonise their building portfolios. Read the latest news and updates on actions they are taking, projects, reports, research and more.

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Welcome to the network: Green Building Council Nigeria joins WorldGBC as Prospective member

Wed, 10th Aug 2022

Green Building Council Nigeria (GBCN) is the latest addition to our global network, beginning their journey as a Prospective member of our global Green Building Council network.

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#NZCBCommitment News Roundup: July

Mon, 1st Aug 2022

Net Zero Carbon Building Commitment signatories are taking accelerated action to decarbonise their portfolios and the built environment. Read the latest news and updates on actions they are taking, projects, reports, research and more.

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World Green Building Council welcomes three new signatories to Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and the first from Aotearoa, New Zealand

Wed, 27th Jul 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) welcomes three new signatories to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: ICD Brookfield Place, Precinct Properties and Vicinity Centres.

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The Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities and the Built Environment is open for consultation

Wed, 13th Jul 2022

World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network launches Africa Manifesto for Sustainable Cities & the Built Environment.

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Meet WorldGBC's new influential sustainability leaders

Tue, 5th Jul 2022

On 5 July 2022, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) proudly announces the newly elected members of its Board of Directors.

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Welcome to the network: Cambodia Green Building Council joins WorldGBC as Prospective members

Tue, 14th Jun 2022

The Cambodia Green Building Council (CamGBC) is the latest addition to our global network. Beginning their journey as Prospective members, they bring green building practices to the Asia Pacific region, which is home to 60% of the world’s population, with more than 2 billion living in urban areas. 

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This World Green Building Week, we're #BuildingforEveryone

Wed, 1st Jun 2022

Recent global shocks have taught us the importance of community and the consequences of human impact on the world we live in. 

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Malaysia Green Building Council is advancing the built environment to 100% net zero carbon by 2050

Mon, 16th May 2022

Malaysia Green Building Council (MalaysiaGBC) has officially joined World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) global climate action programme, Advancing Net Zero, bringing the total number of participating councils to 30.

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Reconnect to the power of our global network: WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments

Thu, 5th May 2022

To mark 20 years of WorldGBC, we’re hosting WorldGBC+20: Leadership Summit for Sustainable Built Environments on 27 June to 1 July in London.

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press

Ahead of COP27, World Green Building Week 2022 puts people back at the heart of the built environment

Fri, 9th Sep 2022

This World Green Building Week, we're #BuildingforEveryone. Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the globe unite to take part in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) annual World Green Building Week (WGBW) on 12-16 September 2022 to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.

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WorldGBC spotlights change makers advancing net zero built environments in line with Paris Agreement goals

Mon, 4th Jul 2022

The 2022 Advancing Net Zero Status Report showcases leadership action from the global Green Building Council network, signatories from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment). In addition, the report also highlights radical collaborative efforts from the market that support the WorldGBC’s mission to achieve 100% net zero carbon buildings by 2050.

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Seven companies join the WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 25th May 2022

WorldGBC announces seven companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment whole life carbon requirements including major multinational and Advancing Net Zero programme partner, Schneider Electric and Germany’s leading bank, Deutsche Bank.

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Construction leaders from across Europe launch EU Policy Roadmap towards climate neutral buildings and construction by 2050

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has today (24 May 2022) launched a bold new policy plan for the European Union to accelerate progress on decarbonising buildings and construction, one of the most heavily emitting sectors in the world.

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WorldGBC launches Circularity Accelerator - a groundbreaking global programme to advance circular and regenerative built environments

Fri, 13th May 2022

World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and its network of over 70 Green Building Councils are #BuildingtoCOP27 by launching Circularity Accelerator — a global programme to accelerate the adoption of circular economy and resource efficiency principles in the building and construction sector. 
 

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WorldGBC launches post-disaster toolkit for building back better through a sustainable built environment

Mon, 21st Mar 2022

Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), UN Habitat, and Green Building Councils in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches the Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework — a “post-disaster toolkit” to help communities build back better across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

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44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment tackling whole life carbon

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

At COP26 Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces 44 businesses stepping up their ambition as signatories to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, taking sector-leading action on whole life carbon emissions.

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Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced at COP26

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

Marking a climate breakthrough for the built environment, a coalition of business and government groups announce 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.

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WorldGBC launches Beyond the Business Case — a groundbreaking report outlining why real estate businesses can’t afford NOT to invest in sustainability

Thu, 4th Nov 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a global network accelerating sustainability and decarbonisation in the building and construction sector, has set out the updated value proposition to drive investment in a sustainable built environment by launching a new flagship report ‘Beyond the Business Case’ at COP26 in Glasgow.

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Ahead of COP26, green business leaders around the world call for government and industry action on buildings and infrastructure

Wed, 20th Oct 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published a new report, ‘Beyond Buildings: Why an integrated approach to buildings and infrastructure is essential for climate action and sustainability’, which  argues for systemic and integrated infrastructure solutions to improve sustainability outcomes. 

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New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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World Green Building Week, championed by United Nations agencies and the UK High-Level Climate Champion for COP26, sparks 20 countries to advocate for #BuildingResilience

Fri, 17th Sep 2021

Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion of UK for COP26 and Sanjaya Bhatia, Head of Office North-East Asia, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), unite with leaders from over 20 countries to back the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) annual World Green Building Week (WGBW) on 20-24 September 2021 to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.

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blog

#BuildingforEveryone: Three Tollgates to Pass for Net-Zero Buildings

Fri, 16th Sep 2022

To stabilize global warming, the building sector must completely decarbonize, or achieve net-zero status, by 2050. That’s why we at Carrier, are so focused on heating, cooling and building control technologies as critical decarbonization technologies that also provide the societal benefit of health. 

Read more >
blog

Daikin contributes to solve problem of energy through optimal energy management for buildings

Fri, 16th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Daikin: Energy demand is expected to increase worldwide due to population and economic growth in emerging countries. Some cities will improve air conditioning to create comfortable living spaces facing the effects of rising global temperatures.

Read more >
blog

To achieve net-zero, infrastructure must embrace the circular economy

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Mott MacDonald and ES Global: New business models will kickstart a 21st century approach to delivering our built environment.

Read more >
blog

Majid Al Futtaim – Rethinking Resources

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

How we’re developing a portfolio fit for people and our future - Ibrahim Al-Zu'bi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim,

Read more >
blog

#BuildingforEveryone: What if we can plan cities to reduce health inequalities?

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

Health equality is a very powerful litmus test for sustainability, not only because it is measurable, but also because when you create the conditions for wellbeing, you create places that perform well on many other levels. 

Read more >
blog

#BuildingforEveryone: What if our cities were more like forests?

Thu, 15th Sep 2022

What if our future cities could mimic the natural structures and systems of forests? Would they be better, more resilient places? The UN estimates that 55% of the global population already lives in urban areas and that figure is projected to rise to 68% by 2050. 

Read more >
blog

Paints and coatings add more than colour to green buildings - AkzoNobel

Wed, 14th Sep 2022

“This World Green Building Week is, for me, about sharing the message of inclusivity,” says Wijnand Bruinsma, Director of Sustainability at AkzoNobel. “Building for everyone. It’s such a down-to-earth theme that invites us all – individual people, companies and communities – to go on a sustainability journey together.”

Read more >
blog

There’s no way around it – the future of building and construction is circular

Wed, 14th Sep 2022

Thought leadership from Knauf Insulation: Responsible for using more than 50% of all extracted raw materials in Europe, you cannot have a circular economy without the building and construction sector. 

Read more >
blog

#BuildingforEveryone: 5 Design Trends at the Intersection of People and Planet - Shaw Contract

Tue, 13th Sep 2022

With a keen focus on designing products that support the health & wellbeing of people and planet, Shaw Contract aims to educate the building industry on important transitions and initiatives around sustainability and design. This focus on people and planet is the cornerstone of Shaw Contract’s sustainability pledge – People Together, Planet Forever

Read more >
blog

The case for building (next to) nothing - Ramboll

Tue, 13th Sep 2022

As consultants, we must challenge an industry default of new-build development and provide innovative alternatives. By Scott Brookes, Director, Ramboll - Building Retrofit & Refurbishment.

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​​We are Building for Everyone with #RoofOverOurHeads

Mon, 12th Sep 2022

As part of this year's World Green Building Week campaign #BuildingForEveryone, WorldGBC is supporting #RoofOverOurHeads.

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#BuildingforEveryone: it’s time to put people back at the heart of the built environment - JLL

Mon, 12th Sep 2022

Richard Batten, Chief Sustainability Officer, JLL, is #BuildingForEveryone by: "Championing climate action for sustainable real estate, creating healthy spaces and inclusive places for our colleagues, clients and communities."

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publication

EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings

Mon, 23rd May 2022

The EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for buildings as part of the #BuildingLife project.

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WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Manifesto 2021

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

Launching the Africa Regional Network Advocacy Manifesto.

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Spanish translation: Health & Wellbeing Framework Report

Tue, 20th Jul 2021

A huge thanks to our friends and colleagues at Argentina Green Building Council (AGBC) who have translated our Health & Wellbeing Report into Spanish.

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BUILD UPON2 – A Tool to Deliver the Renovation Wave

Tue, 15th Jun 2021

The BUILD UPON2 Framework is a tool that gives cities and local governments a strategy to monitor the impact of their renovation initiatives and the diverse benefits that they can bring. In doing so it is creating a more convincing business case for local renovation policy.

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Award Booklet: Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Tue, 1st Dec 2020

Award Booklet, showcasing the winners of the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020.

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publication

New WorldGBC case study report highlighting renovation best practice in Europe

Wed, 24th Jun 2020

WorldGBC launches new case study report highlighting renovation best practice across Europe and hosts panel session.

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publication

Buildings and Energy: A brochure of the ÖGNI working group

Mon, 4th May 2020

This brochure offers decision-makers in the real estate and energy industries, as well as urban and municipal developers, a broad overview of the topics of decentralised energy generation and supply.

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New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

Read more >
blog

BUILD UPON2 City Series part 2: Budaörs

Wed, 14th Apr 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the city of Budaörs is preparing to use the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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news

WorldGBC’s response on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive review

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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news

WorldGBC’s recommendations on the Energy Efficiency Directive review

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

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