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Building the business case for healthy residential buildings

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the recent release of the UKGBC report entitled Health and Wellbeing in Homes, we saw a much needed examination of the different aspects that make up healthy homes and communities.

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South Africa - leading the green building charge into Africa

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the momentum steadily building since COP21, the UN’s now widely-celebrated climate change negotiations, green building is rapidly becoming ‘business as usual’... 

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Living near trees can make you feel younger and richer

Tue, 19th Jul 2016

We have known for a while that trees provide many valuable services, like air filtration, carbon dioxide absorption, and also making people feel less stressed... 

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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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Healthy building: Evolving green building tech with B+H’s Lisa Bate

Tue, 12th Jul 2016

When B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry.

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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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Health and Wellbeing in Homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

Health and Wellbeing in Homes is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.

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Air quality testing in your home

Wed, 29th Jun 2016

This month, the WorldGBC kicks off work on the third Better Places for People campaign report, this time focused on residential buildings...

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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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How to create a movement

Fri, 24th Jun 2016

Successful movements – whether the, women’s liberation, civil rights or gay pride – are all about mobilising people behind a shared purpose.

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Laying the foundations for a stronger green building movement – my vision for WorldGBC

Wed, 22nd Jun 2016

2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in our efforts to combat climate change – the year in which we moved from words to action...

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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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Shining a Spotlight on Green Building Leadership in the Asia Pacific Region

Wed, 5th Mar 2014

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has launched the inaugural Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building.

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Global Project to Boost Business Case for Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Buildings

Mon, 3rd Mar 2014

A major global project which will help to define the health and productivity benefits of green office buildings is being formally launched today by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

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GBCSA Sees 50 Green Star SA Certified Buildings in South Africa

Sun, 2nd Mar 2014

After just six years, the Green Building Council South Africa has certified its 50th building. From humble beginnings, the journey of the council has seen some exceptional growth, and the groundswell of green building in South Africa is exciting to witness. The GBCSA has, together with its many partners and members, activated and supported the commercial property sector towards a greener future.

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100 Green Building Icons in New Zealand

Thu, 27th Feb 2014

The World Green Building Council today congratulated New Zealand on attaining its 100th Green Star rating.

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2030: Europe Regional Network Outlines Need for Investment Certainty

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today written to Energy and Environment Ministers outlining the need for a coherent set of legally binding targets within the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.

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Latest Developments for WSB14 in Barcelona

Thu, 20th Feb 2014

Join the GBC Espana for the World Sustainable Building Conference (WSB14) in Barcelona from 28 to 30 October 2014.

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RuGBC's Contribution to the Sochi Games

Mon, 17th Feb 2014

The Russian Green Building Council's efforts are contributing to a greener Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Read the full article for more.

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New Report Finds Worker Wellbeing a Key Driver for Sustainability

Tue, 4th Feb 2014

"Employees’ health, comfort and wellbeing, and their potential positive impacts on productivity, have been identified as the prime reasons why businesses in the Netherlands want to be based in sustainable office space."

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Dutch GBC Appoints New Managing Director

Thu, 30th Jan 2014

The Dutch Green Building Council has appointed a new managing director. As of 1 February 2014, Annemarie van Doorn will succeed current managing director Stefan van Uffelen.

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Proposals Now Open for Greenbuild International (Europe and the Mediterranean)

Fri, 17th Jan 2014

Proposals for presenters and topics are now being accepted for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo for Europe and the Mediterranean, 8 to 10 October 2014 in Verona, Italy.

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Latvia SBC Releases Sustainable Building Catalogue

Tue, 14th Jan 2014

The Latvian Sustainable Building Council has released a catalog of sustainable buildings in the country.  The publication showcases entries for the Latvian SBC's competition, "Most Sustainable Building and Project in Latvia 2013."

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Civil Engineering Magazine Features Govt Leadership Awards

Thu, 12th Dec 2013

Visit Civil Engineering magazine to read this great article about our recent Government Leadership Awards. With in depth information about the winners, the article is well worth reading.

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