thought leadership

Public Realm - Gateway to our Communities’ Sustainable Future

Fri, 28th Sep 2018

According to UN Habitat, public spaces now comprise just 2% of the area of Middle Eastern cities. As our cities expand, the needs of urban dwellers for high-quality public realm have grown more pressing. Majid Al Futtaim is working to create “Great Moments for Everyone, Everyday", blogs Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi.

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Energy Retrofitting of the Existing Building Envelope - Jordan GBC Produces Guidelines to Accelerate Greening of Existing Buildings

Fri, 28th Sep 2018

Retrofitting existing buildings is more economically feasible than constructing new green buildings; Jordan GBC has produced a detailed guide to help accelerate market action for retrofitting buildings, blogs Hala Al-Shooha.

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The Global Push for Net Zero Buildings and Homes

Thu, 27th Sep 2018

Reducing the energy consumption of our buildings isn’t just a policy issue for governments – it’s a change we’re all empowered to make. Our homes are where we sleep, eat and build our lives, so it makes sense that they’re also the first place most of us can have our biggest impact, says WorldGBC's Angela Howarth.

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How to Make Money from Climate-Proofing Your Property

Thu, 27th Sep 2018

In this exclusive blog for World Green Building Week 2018, WorldGBC's James Drinkwater and Judit Kimpian of the Architects Council of Europe explain how ‘green mortgages’ and value adding extensions could be a winning combination.

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Home Green Home – The pathway to transform Brazil’s residential sector

Thu, 27th Sep 2018

With green building increasingly recognised as the best business option in the Brazilian real estate market, GBC Brasil CEO Felipe Faria explains how this market trend led to the creation of GBC CASA & CONDOMÍNIO, a certification rating tool for the residential sector.

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Why Green Building Councils are Essential Partners in the Fight to Decarbonise our Cities

Wed, 26th Sep 2018

As four cities in South Africa sign WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, GBCSA's Manfred Braune explains how Green Building Councils will play an integral role in ensuring cities deliver on their pledges to net zero carbon buildings.

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How Costa Rica is Transforming its Homes into Green Buildings

Wed, 26th Sep 2018

With an ever growing demand for residential buildings in Costa Rica, Arch. Esteban Cervantes outlines the measures that Green Building Council Costa Rica is taking to successfully transform the country's homes into green - and affordable - buildings.

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How Guatemala is turning a catastrophe into an opportunity for green building

Wed, 26th Sep 2018

After a recent volcano eruption destroyed alomost 200 homes across the centre-south of Guatemala leaving 180 families homeless, Guatemala GBC seized the opportunity to build new sustainable and climate-resilient housing, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

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New Report Sets Out How Mortgage Lenders Can Protect Borrowers from the Financial Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

Today, WorldGBC launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and government to grow a new mass market for energy efficient mortgages and make them available to every borrower on the continent.

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Welcome to World Green Building Week 2018!

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

It’s here! The 9th annual World Green Building Week starts today! Find out how you too can join the thousands of climate action advocates and our network of Green Building Councils and Partners promoting action on this year’s theme of green homes. 

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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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Sustainable Communities: Leading the way to Net Zero Living - Register for the Webinars!

Fri, 21st Sep 2018

This World Green Building Week, join WorldGBC and exclusive guests for two webinars on Sustainable Communities: Leading the way to Net Zero Living, as part of WorldGBC's #HomeGreenHome and #AdvancingNetZero campaigns.

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New Chairs & Vice-Chairs appointed to WorldGBC's Regional Networks

Mon, 3rd Jul 2017

The World Green Building Council has today announced the Regional Chairs and Vice-Chairs of its five Regional Networks.

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EU launches ‘Level(s)’ tool in collaboration with WorldGBC and European Green Building Councils

Wed, 21st Jun 2017

James Drinkwater, WorldGBC's European Regional Network Manager presents 'Level(s)' framework during panel session at EU Sustainable Energy Week

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WorldGBC Chairman highlights need for net zero buildings during visit to Croatia

Thu, 15th Jun 2017

Tai Lee Siang delivered a keynote speech on the need for net zero buildings at Zagreb Energy Week

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Major banks & building experts build bridges in Rome to create energy efficiency mortgage

Fri, 9th Jun 2017

More than 100 experts from European banks, Green Building Councils and other organisations meet in Rome today to kick start the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) project.

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WorldGBC launches #OurHeroIsZero resources for World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 6th Jun 2017

WorldGBC has today launched the resources for this year’s World Green Building Week, under the theme #OurHeroIsZero, which focuses on net zero buildings.

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European Green Building Councils urge governments for strong commitment on renovation

Fri, 26th May 2017

Green Building Councils across Europe have written to their Energy Ministers to advocate for a stronger vision for building renovation.

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Is your building green and healthy? Let us showcase it!

Thu, 25th May 2017

Submit your case study and have the potential to be part of the 15 buildings globally that are showcased by WorldGBC in a new report on green and healthy buildings.

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Winners of 2017 MENA Green Building Awards honoured for innovation & excellence in sustainability

Mon, 22nd May 2017

The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrated achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.

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BASF contributes to sustainable construction for world's largest concentrated solar plant in Morocco

Thu, 18th May 2017

BASF contributes specialised solutions for the construction of the world's largest solar plant in Ouarzazate, Morocco

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WorldGBC's CEO to speak at high-profile London sustainability events

Mon, 15th May 2017

WorldGBC CEO Terri Wills will speak at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit and FT Future of Construction Summit in London this week.  

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Johnson Controls becomes first Partner of WorldGBC's Americas Regional Network

Wed, 10th May 2017

Johnson Controls has been announced as the first Partner of the World Green Building Council's Americas Regional Network.

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GBC Finland & WorldGBC gather experts to implement new EU building policy

Tue, 9th May 2017

GBC Finland and WorldGBC gathered a group of expert and influential organisations today to begin the important task of implementing a new EU policy on sustainable buildings.

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