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Green improvements in school buildings have positive impacts on student performance, show new WorldGBC infographics

Wed, 29th Nov 2017

Achieving optimal levels in school buildings for air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics through green improvements, can help students achieve their full potential, new infographics from WorldGBC show.

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Looking back on Bonn: DGNB at COP23

Tue, 28th Nov 2017

Henny Radicke reflects on DGNB's active role at the recent COP23 in Bonn, Germany in their mission to highlight the crucial role green buildings occupy on the global sustainability agenda.

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The role of buildings at COP23

Mon, 13th Nov 2017

WorldGBC attended the COP23 climate change conference, in Bonn, Germany, to urge governments to work in coordination with companies, cities and communities to decarbonise the building and construction sector

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Building a better Bogotá

Thu, 9th Nov 2017

Bogotá is the biggest city in Colombia and it’s growing fast. Colombia Green Building Council explains how it is rising to the challenges associated with this growth through the BEA programme. 

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Building for body clocks: How human-centric lighting can improve people’s wellbeing & performance

Wed, 8th Nov 2017

In the latest in our Better Places for People blog series, Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting looks at the need to focus not on daylighting or artificial lighting, but on “human-centric” lighting.

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Global study on how offices impact employee productivity & health, launched by Harvard University with backing from UTC and JLL

Tue, 7th Nov 2017

A study that will examine how the indoor environments of 100 office buildings around the world impact employee productivity and health has been launched by Harvard University.

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Knauf Insulation celebrates double sustainability breakthrough

Mon, 6th Nov 2017

The global insulation company and a member of WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network has achieved two of its core 2020 sustainability targets this year, four years ahead of schedule.

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Voices of efficiency: Dubai's quest to improve energy performance starts with benchmarking

Fri, 3rd Nov 2017

As part of the Building Efficiency Accelerator project, Emirates Green Building Council discuss Dubai's benchmarking project as part of a proposed policy to improve energy performance labels for existing buildings.

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WorldGBC announces Congress 2018 to be held in Toronto – with Canada Green Building Council

Thu, 2nd Nov 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to announce that its Congress 2018 will be held in Toronto, Canada, in June, in partnership with the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Building Lasting Change conference.

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Be a green building pioneer! Join an EU workshop to test Level(s) reporting framework

Tue, 31st Oct 2017

Take part in the European Commission's testing phase for Level(s) - a new voluntary reporting framework aimed at improving the sustainability of buildings – by joining a special workshop on 4 December in Brussels

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Recognising rights and dignity: Green, affordable homes in Jordan

Mon, 30th Oct 2017

Jordan faces big challenges when it comes to natural resources - exacerbated by the refugee crisis in neighbouring Syria. Jordan GBC explains how its Green Affordable Homes project is providing a solution.

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New reports set out actions for how green mortgages can meet EU climate & building renovation goals

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

A series of new reports published today set out the actions needed to ensure mortgage lending can support the EU’s climate and building renovation goals.

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

Fri, 15th Jul 2016

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

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Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities. 

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WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Tue, 21st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that five new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with two existing members appointed as Chair and Vice-Chair.

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WorldGBC to host session on Net Zero buildings at London’s Business & Climate Summit

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.

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The early bird catches the worm… don’t miss out on Congress discount

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

Green Building Councils and their member companies have just one month to register for discounted ‘early bird’ tickets for WorldGBC’s Congress – the annual gathering of the global green building community, which takes place in Sweden in October.

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Four weeks left to prove your business is a green building leader in Asia Pacific

Wed, 18th May 2016

Businesses in the Asia Pacific region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings have just four weeks remaining to enter the World Green Building Council’s prestigious Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2016.

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BASF becomes official Partner of Europe Regional Network

Mon, 9th May 2016

BASF has today become an official Regional Partner of the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network.

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European countries urged to create ambitious plans for cutting emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement

Wed, 27th Apr 2016

Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe are being urged to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings, in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises.

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Volvo CE joins WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined its Corporate Advisory Board

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WorldGBC & EBRD collaborate to drive sustainable buildings

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

The World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of sustainable property development.

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