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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation

Wed, 31st Mar 2021

In the second instalment of the #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation.

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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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Two WorldGBC CAB members join the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Tue, 9th Mar 2021

The leading initiative focused on climate action in the built environment, WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment challenges businesses and organisations across the world to decarbonise their building portfolios.

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Bringing the benefits of natural light indoors

Tue, 9th Mar 2021

Welcome to the launch of our new Better Places for People leadership series. In our first article, Signify talks to us about the health and wellbeing benefits of lighting.

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Ye Qing demonstrates how women are taking the lead

Mon, 8th Mar 2021

Ye Qing, on International Women's Day 2021, talks to us about winning WorldGBC’s Women in Green Building Leadership Award.

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WorldGBC welcomes Swire Properties to its Corporate Advisory Board

Fri, 5th Mar 2021

Swire Properties joins the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board for 2021.

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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Europe

Thu, 25th Feb 2021

In the first instalment of the new #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Board in Europe.

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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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Four new companies join WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Thu, 11th Feb 2021

WorldGBC welcomes four new additions to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: Siemens AG, City Developments Limited, Charter Hall and NEO Property Management Inc.

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BU2 Cities Series: Renovation in Padova

Wed, 3rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the Municipality of Padova is using the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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Launch of the 2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Thu, 17th Dec 2020

GlobalABC's 5th Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, celebrating 5 years since the Paris Agreement. 

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Kenya Green Building Society rejoins WorldGBC as Established GBC

Thu, 17th Dec 2020

The Kenya Green Building Society has rejoined the World Green Building Council as an Established Green Building Council, the top tier of membership.

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WorldGBC and global leaders call for historic Built Environment Day at COP26

Wed, 25th Nov 2020

The World Green Building Council joins nine international organisations to sign a letter requesting a Built Environment Day at COP26.

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Three Finnish Companies Join The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Tue, 24th Nov 2020

Following WorldGBC’s call for leadership to decarbonise the building and construction sector during World Green Building Week 2020, three new Finnish companies have risen to the challenge.

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WorldGBC to participate in UN Race to Zero Dialogues

Wed, 11th Nov 2020

WorldGBC will give a presentation as part of the United Nations’ Race to Zero Dialogues

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Join our Board of Directors 2021

Tue, 10th Nov 2020

WorldGBC seeks influential global sustainability leaders to join its Board of Directors

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WorldGBC reacts to Renovation Wave announcement

Thu, 15th Oct 2020

WorldGBC reacts to European Commission's Renovation Wave announcement

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WGBW2020 Highlights: Green Building Council Events

Wed, 14th Oct 2020

Some of the World Green Building Week 2020 event highlights from our Green Building Councils.

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WorldGBC announces finalists for Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Mon, 12th Oct 2020

WorldGBC announces the finalists for its 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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WorldGBC to help lead EU Sustainable Finance work

Thu, 1st Oct 2020

The World Green Building Council has been appointed to the EU’s new Sustainable Finance advisory body.

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Sustainable Building Council Greece achieves Emerging GBC Status

Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Sustainable Building Council Greece (SBC Greece) has achieved Emerging Green Building Council status, as part of the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) membership.

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New WorldGBC report outlines how Asia Pacific can build back better by tackling embodied carbon in built environment

Thu, 24th Sep 2020

The World Green Building Council launches new report outlining the climate and business benefits of tackling embodied carbon in Asia Pacific and calls for net zero emissions by 2050 in the built environment

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project grows in strength with two new GBCs

Fri, 14th Aug 2020

Two additional Green Building Councils have officially joined WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project.

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WorldGBC joins statement to WHO urging the adoption of indoor environment best practices to combat COVID-19

Thu, 6th Aug 2020

More than 680 built environment experts have come together in a statement urging public health leaders to adopt and advance indoor environment best practices to protect building occupants from the spread of COVID-19.

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World leading private sector companies pledge net zero carbon buildings to combat climate crisis

Wed, 11th Dec 2019

COP25: Goldman Sachs, Hudson Pacific Properties, Lendlease Funds Management Australia and Petinelli announced as the newest signatories to WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, signalling global private sector leadership towards decarbonising the built environment to combat the climate crisis

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European cities commit to net zero buildings

Wed, 4th Dec 2019

Today leading European cities and companies pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero. Helsinki, Finland and Valladolid, Spain have signed WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, alongside property sector leaders BuroHappold, Carbon Credentials, Deerns, Grimshaw Architects, Grosvenor Group, Newsec Finland and Ylva.

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New digital library of exemplar sustainable buildings from across the world launched

Tue, 19th Nov 2019

World Green Building Council has launched a new case study library showcasing excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health.

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World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment reaches over 60 signatories

Wed, 25th Sep 2019

The World Green Building Council marks its 10th annual Word Green Building Week with new additions to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, signaling global industry leadership towards decarbonising the built environment to combat the climate crisis.

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New report: the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s new report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions.

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Zero Carbon Buildings for All Initiative Launched at UN Climate Action Summit

Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

The World Green Building Council is delighted to be partner of new multi-partner global initiative Zero Carbon Buildings for All, endorsed by the UN Secretary General and launched at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit.

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World Green Building Council partners with Earth Day Network to Support its 50th Anniversary in Landmark Year

Mon, 8th Jul 2019

WorldGBC is delighted to announce a partnership with the Earth Day Network that will support some of its flagship 50th anniversary campaigns with awareness raising and action, including a key citizen science initiative on air quality.

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Green building sector supports energy efficiency mortgages for Europe

Wed, 19th Jun 2019

A new report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap to grow the market for energy efficiency mortgages - with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.

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World Green Building Council to shine a light on building lifecycle as campaign focus for World Green Building Week 2019

Wed, 5th Jun 2019

World Green Building Week (23-29 September 2019) will focus on end-to-end carbon emissions created across the building and construction industry, highlighting the need for the sustainable production, design, build, use, deconstruction and reuse of buildings and their materials.

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment surpasses 50 signatories in latest status report

Tue, 28th May 2019

In conjunction with Canada Green Building Council’s Accelerating to Zero Summit in Vancouver, the World Green Building Council celebrates more than 50 Commitment signatories in new Advancing Net Zero Status Report highlighting global industry action to combat the climate crisis.

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BUILD UPON2 - Boosting low carbon building renovation across Europe

Thu, 23rd May 2019

In conjunction with the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference in Oslo, the World Green Building Council and partners announce BUILD UPON2 - a project that will accelerate the renovation of existing buildings in European cities.

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Property Leaders Commit to Net Zero Future

Tue, 18th Dec 2018

Australia’s standing as a global leader in sustainable property has been strengthened with new commitments to zero net carbon emissions from a trio of top property companies.

 

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Why we must #ActOnClimate now

Wed, 23rd Sep 2020

Kingspan's CEO Gene M. Murtagh writes a thought leadership post for World Green Building Week on how buildings can play a central role in combating the effects of climate change, in a way that provides economic opportunities during a time of global crisis, whilst also improving the quality of life of millions for decades to come.

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COVID-19 Brings Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Upfront

Thu, 10th Sep 2020

Whilst buildings themselves cannot solve the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot be denied that they will play a crucial role in minimising viral transmission. EVORA Global's Edward Pugh dives into the complexities and solutions for managing air quality in the built environment.

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Are we building a clean air future?

Mon, 7th Sep 2020

WorldGBC network celebrates UN’s International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies and contributes the following thought leadership article, highlighting the pivotal role the built environment sector must play in tackling the global air pollution crisis.

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Safe air in a post-COVID built environment

Tue, 11th Aug 2020

Insights on how the built environment can prevent the spread of COVID-19 without costing the climate

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Discovering a green building oasis in the heart of the desert

Tue, 7th Jul 2020

Exploring Egypt’s momentum for a more sustainable built environment: a blog by Mohammad Asfour, Head of MENA and Africa Regional Networks, WorldGBC.

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Sahab Municipality of Jordan joins two projects with WorldGBC

Wed, 3rd Jun 2020

Sahab Municipality partners with Jordan Green Building Council to join the Building Efficiency Accelerator and Plant a Sensor Campaign.

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The world has paused, but emissions have not

Tue, 19th May 2020

COVID-19 is set to decrease global carbon emissions by only 8%. It’s time to #BuildBackBetter

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Towards zero-carbon building

Mon, 27th Apr 2020

Cristina Gamboa, WorldGBC CEO, outlines why eliminating carbon from the building and construction sector by mid-century will require radical transformation for UNA-UK.

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Catalysts of Urban Change Post Coronavirus

Mon, 6th Apr 2020

Many choose the place they live based on the proximity to where they work, balancing affordability with lifestyle choices. If, following the COVID-19 crisis, people are going to work much more from home, what does this mean for cities?

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The contribution of green buildings in the fight against COVID-19

Mon, 23rd Mar 2020

December 2019 saw an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) which has now spread widely around the world. Prevention and control are key elements when facing major public health emergencies.

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Improving Air Quality in High Density Cities

Wed, 4th Mar 2020

People living in high-density cities suffer from exposure to poor air quality and impacts on short and long-term human health continues to be a major concern.

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Clean air, fresh ideas

Tue, 3rd Mar 2020

This week, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), alongside its global network of member Green Building Councils and partners announce the official launch of the ‘Plant a Sensor’ air quality monitoring campaign.

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Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector

Wed, 19th Jun 2019

The report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out a roadmap to grow the market for green mortgages - with the potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.

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Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2019

Tue, 28th May 2019

The Advancing Net Zero Status Report 2019 highlights leadership action helping to shift the market towards net zero carbon operational emissions in buildings.

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition

Tue, 30th Apr 2019

UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) publication details framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide UK industry with clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in construction and operation.

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Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet

Wed, 12th Dec 2018

Produced as part of WorldGBC's Better Places for People project, the Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide takes a combination of the latest research into air quality, thermal and acoustic comfort and lighting then translates it into simple, low-cost and practical strategies to make the home environment healthier for both people and planet.

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World Green Building Council Annual Report 2017/18

Mon, 10th Dec 2018

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2017/18 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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2018 Global Status Report - Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector

Fri, 7th Dec 2018

The report presents a global snapshot on the status of the building and construction sector, released annually to track the progress of this sector which is critical to the success of the Paris Agreement and limiting global warming to well below 2°C.

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World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report

Tue, 13th Nov 2018

New World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report outlines the findings from the preeminent survey on green building featuring participants from 2,000 building professionals in 86 countries.

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Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: Towards a New Market Standard

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: Towards a New Market Standard tackles how Europe should finance the building of an energy efficiency revolution needed to slash the 40% of Europe’s carbon emissions that come from its buildings – a staggering 97% of which are inefficient. 

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Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

In conjunction with Earth Day, the World Green Building Council's new report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements.

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Infographic: The Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Buildings

Tue, 6th Mar 2018

Find out the pathways to advancing net zero carbon buildings, as well as the key milestone dates of WorldGBC's Advancing Net Zero project, and the four key project principles. 

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Capturing the Value of Sustainability: Identifying the links between sustainability and business value

Thu, 18th Jan 2018

Businesses in the built environment are being empowered to make the business case for environmental action and to measure the value they derive from such practices, thanks to a new UKGBC report.

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Global Status Report 2017

Mon, 11th Dec 2017

This Global Status Report 2017 reconfirms the significance of the buildings and construction sector in global emissions, and shows that while efforts to decarbonise are progressing, the pace and scale of improvement is still not enough to meet global climate ambitions.

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24 European cities join drive to renovate buildings and deliver on climate objectives

Mon, 10th May 2021

WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network announces that 24 cities across Europe, including the capital cities Madrid, Rome and Zagreb have joined the European Union (EU)-funded BUILD UPON2 project.

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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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