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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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70% of new office buildings in Oslo have achieved green certification

Tue, 25th Apr 2017

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.

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UK-GBC launches “Wellbeing Labs” compendium on green, healthy offices through Better Places for People project

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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Earth Day: Why the quality of educational environments affects the quality of learning inside them

Fri, 21st Apr 2017

Earth Day as we know it today was launched in 1970 through teach-ins all over the US - educational forums to inform people from all walks of life of the environmental degradation around them.

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Majid Al Futtaim becomes first Middle Eastern company to adopt Net Positive strategy

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, a member of WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has become the first Middle Eastern company to adopt a Net Positive sustainability strategy.

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UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wed, 19th Apr 2017

UK-GBC has launched a new publication detailing the experiences of participants in its “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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Is your home or office impacting your mental wellbeing? Let’s talk

Fri, 7th Apr 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. You might be thinking “what does this have to do with buildings?”...

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WorldGBC welcomes new staff to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere

Mon, 3rd Apr 2017

WorldGBC is delighted to welcome five new members of staff who will help to deliver our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

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WorldGBC membership exceeds 75 countries as two new Councils join

Thu, 30th Mar 2017

Membership of the World Green Building Council has surpassed 75 countries, as two new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation.

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Green building: Improving the lives of billions by helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thu, 23rd Mar 2017

How can green building help to deliver the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)? Dominika Czerwinska, WorldGBC's Director of Membership and Regional Networks, explains...

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Get Up, Green Up - It's World Green Building Week!

Mon, 22nd Sep 2014

World Green Building Week is here! From September 22-27 2014, Green Building Councils in 100 countries representing more than 27,000 organizations will host events, run campaigns and celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: ‘Get Up, Green Up’

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Eco Cities Forum 2014

Sat, 20th Sep 2014

The environment is facing significant and complicated challenges that are affecting the quality of lives. These challenges must be addressed.

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Montenegro GBC Receives Ozone Preservation Award

Fri, 19th Sep 2014

The Montenegro Green Building Council has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Award for Preservation of the Ozone Layer by the Montenegro Environmental Protection Agency.

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Discount Registration for WSB14 Barcelona During WGBWeek

Mon, 15th Sep 2014

The World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference is offering a special registration rate during World Green Building Week.  Sign up during WGBWeek (22 to 27 September) to attend this premier event in Barcelona being held from 28 to 30 October. You can register for the equivalent of early bird prices, a saving of up to 120 euro

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WorldGBC Partners with Leading Australian Low Carbon Research

Mon, 8th Sep 2014

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and Australia’s leading organisation working towards building sustainable communities – the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take a global step towards defining ‘low’ to ‘no’ carbon cities in our world

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Sign Up Free for Explosion Green Live

Mon, 8th Sep 2014

Join David Gottfried for 45 minute hosted conversations with 40 of the world's foremost thought leaders in green building and sustainability, including bestselling authors, greentech CEOs, major developers, and luminary architects, engineers and green movement leaders. WorldGBC CEO Jane Henley is amongst those interviewed. Sign up now to be part of this free event which runs from 15 to 19 September, online.

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Australia and New Zealand Lead the World in Green Building

Thu, 4th Sep 2014

The Australia and New Zealand real estate market is the world’s greenest, according to the latest Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

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Winners Announced: Asia Pacific Green Leadership Awards

Wed, 3rd Sep 2014

The winners of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building have been announced at a gala dinner in Singapore this evening

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International Mixed Use Community Development Design Competition

Thu, 28th Aug 2014

The Cascadia Green Building Council – Vancouver Island Collaborative is hosting an international design competition for a mixed-use community development project known as Esquimalt Village. This competition is open to teams from all over the world. Entrants can be students or working professionals of architecture, engineering and other technical disciplines

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New Estonian Life Cycle Standard Imminent

Wed, 20th Aug 2014

The NQS Eesti version of the ‘EVS lifecycle’ (lifecycle standard/ certification for real estate and renewable energy) created by GBC Eesti has been accepted into the EVS (Estonian Standards Authority) process to become a new Estonian Standard. EVS is the official state organisation dealing with integrating ISO and European standards into the Estonian context as well as vice versa

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GBC Italia Appoints New President

Wed, 20th Aug 2014

Mr. Gianni Silvestrini is the new Preseident of the GBC Italia

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Asia Pacific Green Leadership Recognised

Mon, 18th Aug 2014

Eight exceptional green building projects and seven leading companies have been named finalists in the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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