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Day Zero: Can Cape Town prevent the taps from running dry?

Thu, 22nd Mar 2018

This World Water Day, The Green Building Council of South Africa's Manfred Braune outlines the factors that have led to Cape Town's severe water shortage and the solution to prevent the taps from running dry on "Day Zero".

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Meet the women who are establishing green leadership in the Middle East & North Africa

Thu, 8th Mar 2018

This International Women's Day 2018, WorldGBC is celebrating the women establishing green building leadership in the MENA region, challenging gender inequality in their countries while addressing the equally pressing issue of climate change.

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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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New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings

Tue, 6th Mar 2018

Our new infographic highlights the pathways to advancing net zero carbon buildings, as well as the key milestone dates of our Advancing Net Zero project, our defintion of a net zero carbon building and the four key project principles. 

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Make Us Greener: A Sustainable Relocation Collaboration

Thu, 1st Mar 2018

Roberto Forte blogs about how Panama GBC's green office renovation collaboration project has helped improve the building's energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and improve occupants' health and wellbeing.

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Climate action: Innovations from states and regions boosting energy efficiency in buildings

Mon, 26th Feb 2018

Leah Good from The Climate Group's Energy Transition Platform outlines the steps regional governments are taking across the world to drive down emissions in the buildings sector.

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New report outlines trajectory for London to become a Zero Carbon city

Fri, 16th Feb 2018

London can become a Zero Carbon city - but only if it follows key recommendations set out in a new follow-up report by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI).

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New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages

Thu, 15th Feb 2018

A new study by WorldGBC ERN Partner E.ON shows there is strong demand in Europe for ‘energy efficient mortgages’ as an affordable financial solution for consumers considering an energy efficiency make-over for their home.

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Pioneering banks prepare to pilot energy efficiency mortgages across Europe

Mon, 12th Feb 2018

Ground-breaking new proposals for a European ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ scheme were launched by the EU-funded ‘EeMAP’ initiative, which pioneering banks and buildings experts are preparing to pilot across Europe.

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12 stats on green building in 2017 you should know: CEOs give their global views

Wed, 7th Feb 2018

As a final installment to our interviews with GBCs' CEOs, we asked them to share with us a statistic that showed off just how much impact they have made in their countries in 2017. We’re amazed at what they've achieved…

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WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON helps put renovation at heart of new EU energy policy

Tue, 6th Feb 2018

WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project scored a major win last week when Europe committed to put national renovation strategies at the heart of efforts to tackle climate change – a key recommendation from the project.

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Build a better future with us – nominations for new WorldGBC Board members now open

Thu, 1st Feb 2018

Are you passionate about changing the world and acting on climate change through buildings? Then we have an outstanding opportunity for you! We're seeking nominations for new members of our Board.

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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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Research highlights which countries are leading on green building

Thu, 10th Mar 2016

New research by the law firm Baker & McKenzie has highlighted which countries are leading on green building around the world.

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Which women are leading the way in the global green building movement?

Tue, 8th Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day – an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural political, and of course, environmental achievements of women around the world.

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World’s largest collaborative retrofit project launches to cut emissions from buildings

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation has been officially launched today by Green Building Councils across Europe, in a bid to tackle one of the region’s biggest climate challenges – its existing buildings.

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Global green building expected to double by 2018, study finds

Tue, 16th Feb 2016

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, made possible with support from United Technologies Corporation and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business, on which the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was a research partner

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Retailers can improve customer experience & potentially increase profit through greener stores, WorldGBC report finds

Mon, 1st Feb 2016

Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council

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2016 WorldGBC Board nominations open

Mon, 25th Jan 2016

Do you want to guide the green building movement? Then now is your chance.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2016

Thu, 14th Jan 2016

The biennial Awards, which were first held in 2014, showcase and celebrate the achievements of businesses and innovators in the region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings.

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