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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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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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Welcome to World Green Building Week 2019!

Mon, 23rd Sep 2019

The 10th annual World Green Building Week 2019 is here at last! Across the world, the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) network of Green Building Councils (GBCs) and partners are uniting to take part in the biggest week in the annual green building calendar.

 

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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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Reducing embodied carbon together

Wed, 18th Sep 2019

At a time of crucial climate focus, how is the construction industry taking united leadership action to reduce embodied carbon emissions? Niklas Nillroth, Vice President of Sustainability & Public Affairs at Volvo Construction Equipment discusses the path to a more sustainable future.

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18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action

Mon, 26th Aug 2019

During the second BEA workshop to be held in Latin America this year, participants from 18 cities will learn from international experts and city peers about energy efficiency in buildings by identifying actions, replicable models and implementation strategies for structuring public policies at a city scale. 

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Constructing new buildings could pump out climate pollution equivalent to one million cars – NZGBC report

Mon, 19th Aug 2019

Constructing and renovating New Zealand buildings between now and 2050 could pump out climate change pollution equivalent to one million cars on the road every year, a new report on embodied carbon by New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) reveals.

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thought leadership

Wishing you a pleasant stay: Why Dubai’s hotels are upgrading on energy efficiency

Fri, 9th Aug 2019

Hotels in Dubai are reaping the rewards of saving energy and water, thanks to Emirates GBC's commitment to the Building Efficiency Accelerator programme to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings in the UAE.

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WorldGBC announces call for exemplary case studies for new Case Study Library

Mon, 29th Jul 2019

WorldGBC's interactive digital map-based case study library will be a centralised forum displaying the most cutting edge examples of sustainable building worldwide.

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2019 MENA Green Building Awards - application deadline extended

Mon, 22nd Jul 2019

Emirates Green Building Council has extended the deadline for applications for its annual MENA Green Building Awards to 10 August 2019 (Midnight UAE time). This year, the awards include a new category for Zero Building/Zero Building Design of the Year.

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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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New green building leaders join WorldGBC's Board of Directors

Mon, 1st Jul 2019

The World Green Building Council has today announced its new Board of Directors. 

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Nationwide retrofit strategy could cut over half of emissions from Canada’s large buildings, finds report

Thu, 21st Sep 2017

Large buildings in Canada such as office towers, hospitals and arenas could cut their emissions by up to 51 per cent, according to a new report published by the Canada Green Building Council.

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Heroes unmasked – join our webinars for World Green Building Week

Thu, 14th Sep 2017

WorldGBC is hosting two webinars - Heroes unmasked: A WorldGBC introduction to net zero buildings - during World Green Building Week on Wednesday 27 September. 

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AkzoNobel re-claims top industry ranking in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Tue, 12th Sep 2017

AkzoNobel has returned to the top of the influential sustainability ranking system for the fifth time in six years, to lead the rankings for companies in the Chemicals industry.

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WorldGBC membership surpasses 75 Green Building Councils as Serbia joins

Fri, 8th Sep 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 Green Building Councils – as Serbia has joined as the 76th member at the Prospective level.

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Promoting wellbeing at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise, finds JLL report

Thu, 31st Aug 2017

A new study by JLL, the global real estate firm and a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has found that helping people to feel good at work is more than a 'box-ticking' exercise and can help companies realise measureable benefits.

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The countdown is on… four weeks until World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 29th Aug 2017

In four weeks’ time, hundreds of businesses, NGOs and individuals around the globe will unite to celebrate the positive role green buildings play in our lives, as part of World Green Building Week 2017.

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BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

Wed, 16th Aug 2017

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber.

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GBC Brasil launches net zero building certification through WorldGBC project

Mon, 14th Aug 2017

GBC Brasil has launched a new net zero building certification scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing buildings to meet the Paris Agreement and supports WorldGBC’s goal to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon by 2050.

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New Zealand Green Building Council raises performance of new homes, with support from Prime Minister

Wed, 9th Aug 2017

Following extensive industry consultation, NZGBC has launched a re-engineered version of its Homestar rating tool for new residential homes and buildings.

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Join us for Members' Day & more in Jaipur, India, this October

Mon, 7th Aug 2017

WorldGBC is heading to Jaipur, India, this October for Members' Day, India Green Building Council's Congress and much more - and we invite Green Building Councils and Partners to join us! 

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Overwhelming response to call for case studies for new WorldGBC report on green & healthy buildings

Wed, 2nd Aug 2017

WorldGBC received over 60 submissions from 10 countries of buildings hoping to be showcased in an upcoming report showing the positive effects of green and healthy buildings on occupants' experience.

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JPMorgan Chase commits to 100% renewables & greater building energy efficiency

Fri, 28th Jul 2017

JPMorgan Chase has made an ambitious commitment to source 100 per cent of its global energy needs from renewables and to reduce energy consumption in its buildings around the world.

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Let’s make 2016 a record breaking year for climate action

Fri, 22nd Apr 2016

Later today, history will be made as the heads of state and politicians from over 150 countries gather at the UN headquarters in New York to officially approve the Paris Agreement...

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Humanising the workplace

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

A workplace should help you be your very best. Yet all too many offices, factories and laboratories overlook vital human factors that affect employee wellness and impact organisations.

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World Health Day and the growing case to build with people in mind

Thu, 7th Apr 2016

Today is World Health Day and this year’s theme is “Halt the rise: beat diabetes”. As you may be aware, one of the best ways to prevent diabetes is through regular physical activity...

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The power of communication - introducing our new blog

Mon, 4th Apr 2016

On 3 December 2015, something truly remarkable happened. An unprecedented alliance of key players from within the buildings and construction industry...

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Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Cognitive Functions

Sun, 20th Mar 2016

A landmark report published in the fall by Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in conjunction with SUNY Update Medical University and Syracuse University...

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Health, wellbeing & the business case for green retail

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

Napoleon was supposed to have called us “a nation of shopkeepers”. I imagine it wasn’t meant favourably, but 200 years on and retail accounts for 10% of employment, over 5% of GDP and apparently London is the “retail capital of the world” (according to BIS).

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Could greener stores improve the customer experience and lead to increased profit?

Fri, 5th Feb 2016

Imagine if the supermarket you shopped in made you feel healthier or happier? If the assistants packing your groceries were more productive because the space they worked in had particularly good air quality and daylight?

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A world of wellbeing at our fingertips

Wed, 20th Jan 2016

Early findings from a recent study show that our Head Office refurbishment is making people feel happier, healthier and more productive. This is good news for our radical programme to promote wellbeing and productivity across our portfolio.

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Better and better

Mon, 9th Nov 2015

It’s no coincidence that the word ‘better’ features in two of the World Green Building Council’s current and high profile campaigns.

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Wellbeing and energy efficiency at the heart of SUSTAINABLE buildings

Thu, 1st Oct 2015

COP21 is coming soon, and those who care about safeguarding future generations are advocating for a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions to limit global warming and its potentially disastrous consequences.

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Finding the feel-good factor

Mon, 21st Sep 2015

Nobody likes being in a building that is too hot or too cold, too stuffy or draughty, dark or bright. People are uncomfortable in such places, unlikely to revisit them and often unproductive there. By contrast, common sense tells us better places are better for us.

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Putting people at the heart of property – Are we at a tipping point?

Thu, 17th Sep 2015

This year, the discussions around health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace feel very exciting, they’ve stepped up a gear and are motivating lots of real activity and changes to long-standing practices.

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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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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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