thought leadership

​​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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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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#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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thought leadership

Going Beyond the Business Case - nine months of change in the real estate sector

Thu, 1st Sep 2022

As #BuildingToCOP27 gains momentum, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network and our partners share their reflections on the broader value proposition for a sustainable built environment, which was unpacked in our flagship report Beyond the Business Case, launched at COP26, November 2021. 

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news

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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New Ramboll study, funded by Laudes Foundation - towards embodied carbon benchmarks for buildings in Europe

Tue, 2nd Aug 2022

James Drinkwater, Head of Built Environment, Laudes Foundation, interviews Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Executive Director, Ramboll Buildings at Ramboll.

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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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thought leadership

EU Roadmap Series - Part 1: Introduction

Fri, 29th Jul 2022

Audrey Nugent, WorldGBC’s Director of Global Advocacy, introduces the EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap and the ideas behind it.

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news

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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WorldGBC announces jury for 2022 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards

Wed, 13th Apr 2022

The Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards are now open – and a prestigious jury representing the sector has been announced.

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“It’s now or never” – Cristina Gamboa reacts to latest IPCC report 2022 

Tue, 5th Apr 2022

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that current national pledges are not ambitious enough to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5°C.

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Daikin is the newest partner to join WorldGBC’s growing Americas Regional Network

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

We welcome world industry leaders Daikin as the latest regional partner to join World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Americas Regional Network, showing their dedication to accelerating sustainable built environments.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 30th Mar 2022

WorldGBC announces four companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, including the first African signatory, signaling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment.

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Dar Group partners with WorldGBC’s Africa and MENA Regional Networks

Mon, 28th Mar 2022

Dar Group has been announced as partner of World Green Building Council’s Africa and  MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Regional Networks.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards with first APN Festival

Mon, 21st Feb 2022

Since 2014, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards has showcased sustainable built environment leadership. To celebrate 20 years of WorldGBC, the prestigious awards will be celebrated during this organisation’s first Asia Pacific 2022 Festival.

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Meet the new MENA Programmes Head on the WorldGBC team

Thu, 17th Feb 2022

As we celebrate the start of a new year, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is delighted to welcome Amira Ayoub to our Engagement & Networks team.

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WorldGBC marks 20 years of championing the sustainable built environment

Mon, 14th Feb 2022

The World Green Building Council’s global network celebrates its 20 year anniversary.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 26th Jan 2022

WorldGBC announces four new companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment), signalling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment and combat climate change. 

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WorldGBC launches practical tools to support the creation of a healthy, sustainable built environment

Mon, 6th Dec 2021

Guidance in implementing WorldGBC’s flagship Health and Wellbeing Framework.

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Welcome to the network: CEES joins WorldGBC as Prospective members

Mon, 29th Nov 2021

The latest addition to our global network is Concejo Ecuatoriano de Edificacion Sustentable (CEES). Beginning their journey as Prospective members, they bring green building practices to the south Americas region.

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Welcome to the network: Green Building Japan joins WorldGBC

Fri, 26th Nov 2021

Our global network is proud to welcome Green Building Japan (GBJ), which has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Affiliate Partner.

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WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment expands to include embodied carbon

Wed, 15th Sep 2021

Ahead of COP26, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) updates its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to include bold new requirements for addressing embodied emissions and publishes best practice for carbon offsetting for the built environment.

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World Green Building Council launches new report showcasing Latin America taking action to achieve decarbonisation by 2050

Fri, 25th Jun 2021

The World Green Building Council’s Cities Climate Action Project (CCA) successfully convened  businesses, NGOs and policymakers from across Latin America to catalyse much needed policies to accelerate the transition towards decarbonisation. This journey is now documented in our Impact Report for the Cities Climate Action Project.

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European building sector leaders urge EU to prioritise decarbonising the built environment

Thu, 10th Jun 2021

WorldGBC has convened a coalition of construction sector leaders to call on the European Commission to support the full decarbonisation of the built environment through ambitious policies.

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WorldGBC details built environment progress to achieving net zero in latest report

Thu, 10th Jun 2021

WorldGBC releases the 2021 Advancing Net Zero Status Report, packed with net zero myth busting and stories of industry action towards decarbonising the built environment.

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PLGBC presents a Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for Poland

Wed, 9th Jun 2021

Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has developed a report: How to Decarbonise the Built Environment by 2050: Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for Poland.

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WorldGBC invites building and construction sector to mark one week of #BuildingResilience ahead of COP26

Thu, 27th May 2021

In celebration of World Environment Day (5 June), the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces its 12th annual World Green Building Week event, taking place on 20-24 September 2021. 

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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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Lendlease accelerates a net zero built environment through WorldGBC partnership

Wed, 5th May 2021

Lendlease partners with WorldGBC on its Advancing Net Zero climate action programme, supporting the programme’s aim of decarbonising the sector by 2050. An aim that requires an unprecedented transformation in the way that buildings are designed, built, operated and deconstructed. 

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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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WorldGBC announces 18 new signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Fri, 11th Dec 2020

On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitments spike to reach 128 total signatories, with businesses and organisations covering over 5 million (tCO2e) of portfolio emissions.

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WorldGBC launches #BuildingLife project to deliver EU Green Deal

Mon, 7th Dec 2020

European Green Building Councils will develop 10 national roadmaps and an EU policy roadmap to decarbonise the built environment across the whole lifecycle.

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WorldGBC spotlights female leader driving Asia Pacific’s sustainable building movement

Tue, 1st Dec 2020

The WorldGBC ‘Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards’, showcases the businesses and innovators breaking ground for sustainable buildings. One of this year’s categories, Women in Green Building Leadership Award, celebrates the inspiring female leaders from the movement. 

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blog

Going Beyond the Business Case - nine months of change in the real estate sector

Thu, 1st Sep 2022

As #BuildingToCOP27 gains momentum, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network and our partners share their reflections on the broader value proposition for a sustainable built environment, which was unpacked in our flagship report Beyond the Business Case, launched at COP26, November 2021. 

Read more >
blog

New Ramboll study, funded by Laudes Foundation - towards embodied carbon benchmarks for buildings in Europe

Tue, 2nd Aug 2022

James Drinkwater, Head of Built Environment, Laudes Foundation, interviews Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Executive Director, Ramboll Buildings at Ramboll.

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blog

EU Roadmap Series - Part 1: Introduction

Fri, 29th Jul 2022

Audrey Nugent, WorldGBC’s Director of Global Advocacy, introduces the EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap and the ideas behind it.

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blog

REPowerEU: WorldGBC’s reaction

Thu, 19th May 2022

WorldGBC's reaction to ‘REPowerEU’, an action plan prepared in the wake of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine that aims to bolster the EU’s energy security and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

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Why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis

Wed, 20th Apr 2022

Stephen Richardson on why Europe’s buildings can play a critical role in addressing the ongoing energy crisis.

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WorldGBC reacts to the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

WorldGBC has provided feedback to the recast of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. See here a summary of WorldGBC's positions.

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WorldGBC’s call to action: Transitioning to an integrated whole life approach to sustainability in the built environment

Mon, 7th Feb 2022

In the final edition of our blog series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, launched by our global network in 2021. In this edition, we explore a key call to action at the heart of the report.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of health, wellbeing & social value

Mon, 31st Jan 2022

In the third blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing health, wellbeing and social value in the built environment.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of resources & circularity

Mon, 24th Jan 2022

In the second blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing resources and circularity in the built environment.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits for climate action

Mon, 20th Dec 2021

Earlier this year, our global network launched our flagship Beyond Buildings report. In this new blog series, we delve into the key findings behind the report and explore additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing sustainability in the built environment.

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Advancing Net Zero Partners – activating deep collaboration across the value chain

Fri, 17th Dec 2021

ANZ’s six global programme sponsors each represent a different part of the sector value chain, enabling conditions for collective, urgent and progressive collaboration and solutions in order to accelerate sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere.

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How to drive change through challenging times - our Building Perspective interview with Green Building Council Australia

Tue, 14th Dec 2021

In our first Asia Pacific region episode of Building Perspective, Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council Australia (GBC Australia), shares with us her leadership learnings from an impressive career in green building.

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publication

Starting a 'Renovation Wave'

Tue, 14th Apr 2020

Europe has seized its ‘man on the moon’ moment, inspiring the seemingly impossible to become possible. In setting out a bold vision to become the first climate neutral continent, the EU is looking to inspire a global ‘space race’ to net zero emissions.

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World Green Building Council Annual Report 2018/19

Wed, 18th Dec 2019

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2018/19 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Wed, 11th Dec 2019

The 2019 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction released by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction at COP25 in Madrid, shows that CO2 emissions from the world’s buildings and their construction remain stubbornly at around 39% of total carbon dioxide emissions.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Social Sustainability

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

In cooperation with an expert group, the ÖGNI (Austrian Sustainable Building Council) has defined standards for measuring the social sustainability of buildings and identifies three focal points: Holistic view of the neighborhood, operation of buildings and flexibility.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Benchmarks in Operation

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

The ÖGNI Position Paper: Benchmarks in Operation outlines how sustainability can only be achieved through sensible, efficient building operation; and proves that sustainability and efficient operation go hand in hand.

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ÖGNI Position Paper: Smart Cities

Fri, 1st Nov 2019

Although the term "Smart City" is widely used, a clear definition is still missing. This ÖGNI position paper aims to clarify ÖGNI's position on Smart Cities, make the term Smart Cities more specific for urban development stakeholders, support and guide urban developers in their attempts to implement the Smart City concept and develop a basis for the certification of Smart Cities.

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Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s 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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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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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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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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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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