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WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Mon, 3rd Jul 2017

WorldGBC announces that three new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with five existing members re-appointed, including a new Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

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New Chairs & Vice-Chairs appointed to WorldGBC's Regional Networks

Mon, 3rd Jul 2017

The World Green Building Council has today announced the Regional Chairs and Vice-Chairs of its five Regional Networks.

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EU launches ‘Level(s)’ tool in collaboration with WorldGBC and European Green Building Councils

Wed, 21st Jun 2017

James Drinkwater, WorldGBC's European Regional Network Manager presents 'Level(s)' framework during panel session at EU Sustainable Energy Week

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WorldGBC Chairman highlights need for net zero buildings during visit to Croatia

Thu, 15th Jun 2017

Tai Lee Siang delivered a keynote speech on the need for net zero buildings at Zagreb Energy Week

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Major banks & building experts build bridges in Rome to create energy efficiency mortgage

Fri, 9th Jun 2017

More than 100 experts from European banks, Green Building Councils and other organisations meet in Rome today to kick start the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) project.

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WorldGBC launches #OurHeroIsZero resources for World Green Building Week 2017

Tue, 6th Jun 2017

WorldGBC has today launched the resources for this year’s World Green Building Week, under the theme #OurHeroIsZero, which focuses on net zero buildings.

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thought leadership

The global green building movement stands united on fighting climate change

Fri, 2nd Jun 2017

WorldGBC, its global network of Green Building Councils and their member companies will stand united in our efforts to fight climate change through green building, writes CEO Terri Wills.

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thought leadership

Notes from the Networks – Green building growth in the MENA region

Thu, 1st Jun 2017

Visionaries, thought-leaders and change-makers are demonstrating real green leadership across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, blogs Mohammad Asfour of WorldGBC.

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From Thousands to Billions - Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050

Wed, 31st May 2017

Through its report From Thousands to Billions, WorldGBC calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment by 2050. 

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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C - New report

Wed, 31st May 2017

The building sector must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement, according to a new WorldGBC report.  

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European Green Building Councils urge governments for strong commitment on renovation

Fri, 26th May 2017

Green Building Councils across Europe have written to their Energy Ministers to advocate for a stronger vision for building renovation.

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Is your building green and healthy? Let us showcase it!

Thu, 25th May 2017

Submit your case study and have the potential to be part of the 15 buildings globally that are showcased by WorldGBC in a new report on green and healthy buildings.

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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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Register Now for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

This September 24-26, the world’s most innovative city makers will converge on Washington DC — a city that has captured the spirit of creative collaboration like few others – for the 2014 EcoDistricts Summit. 

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Europe Regional Network Announces New Chair

Fri, 15th Aug 2014

The WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network has elected Dr Christine Lemaitre, CEO of DGNB (the German Sustainable Building Council), to be its next Chair for the period 2014-2016

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Green Leaders Recognised at WorldGBC Green Building Awards

Fri, 8th Aug 2014

Outstanding leaders in sustainable development have been honored at the annual World Green Building Council Awards

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WorldGBC 2013-2014 Impact Report

Thu, 7th Aug 2014

The World Green Building Council has just released our 2013-2014 Impact Report. With 100 Green Building Councils worldwide, over 27,000 member companies and organisations, and more than 1.2 billion square metres of green building area registered, the 720 staff and 32,000 volunteers powering this global movement are making a real difference

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Smart Market Report Released: The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction (http://www.construction.com) in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, United Technologies and other partners.

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Call for Proposals: Qatar GBC Annual Conference

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) First Annual Conference, which will take place from 24 to 25 November 2014, is inviting submissions. QGBC provides leadership and encourages collaboration to conduct environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar. The conference will address major issues and provide answers to some of the most significant challenges of environmental sustainability and promoting best practice for the built environment for Qatar, the Gulf region and beyond

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Register Today for WorldGBC Congress in Brazil

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

REGISTER NOW FOR WORLDGBC CONGRESS IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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ACCADES Regional Forum Cements Co-operation in Central America

Sat, 14th Jun 2014

The second ACCADES (Central American and Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Development) Regional Forum was held in San Jose, Costa Rica on 20 and 21 May, and was a resounding success. The forum was hosted by the GBC Costa Rica, with enthusiastic participation from the other ACCADES affiliated councils (Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador).

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New GBC Launches in Tanzania

Sat, 24th May 2014

A new GBC was launched recently with the establishment of the Green Building Council of Tanzania (GBCTZ). The launch took place during a stakeholder meeting which was held at the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel on 31 January 2014

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