thought leadership

We can embed social value within the entire lifecycle of a build

Fri, 22nd Oct 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s #BetterPlacesForPeople webinar (7 July 2021) on the complex issues of social value in the built environment  - by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, World Green Building Council.

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Ahead of COP26, green business leaders around the world call for government and industry action on buildings and infrastructure

Wed, 20th Oct 2021

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published a new report, ‘Beyond Buildings: Why an integrated approach to buildings and infrastructure is essential for climate action and sustainability’, which  argues for systemic and integrated infrastructure solutions to improve sustainability outcomes. 

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thought leadership

Pioneering the first net zero sustainable development in the Philippines

Mon, 18th Oct 2021

Arthaland Corporation (Philippines) won the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for their multi-certified project, the Arthaland Century Pacific Tower, a flagship office development of Arthaland Corporation in the Philippines.

In this blog, Oliver Chan, Senior Vice-President, shares the story behind the first certified net zero development in the Philippines.

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press

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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publication

WorldGBC Africa Regional Network Manifesto 2021

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

Launching the Africa Regional Network Advocacy Manifesto.

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thought leadership

Pakistan's another step towards the decarbonisation of its built environment and its socio-economic impact

Thu, 30th Sep 2021

Pakistan GBC supports national brick kilns initiative to convert dated practices to new green technology that will accelerate positive environmental and socioeconomic impacts. 

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news

Welcome to the network: Vietnam Green Building Council rejoins WorldGBC

Thu, 30th Sep 2021

WorldGBC is proud to welcome back Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), which has rejoined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as a Prospective member.

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thought leadership

Climate action and humanity’s ‘code red’

Thu, 23rd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by Knauf Insulation, this blog looks at how European policy can stimulate the necessary acceleration and depth of building renovation to achieve climate targets.

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thought leadership

Sustainable construction in the face of climate change

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by BASF, this blog investigates solutions for the construction sector to help withstand future disasters.

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thought leadership

How the real estate sector can promote ecosystem collaboration

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Provided by Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer at City Developments Limited (CDL) and Vice Chair of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board (CAB), this blog reviews how the real estate sector can promote ecosystem collaboration.

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thought leadership

Building with a conscience: stewardship & stakeholder engagement

Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

This article is part of the World Green Building Week 2021 editorial series highlighting the role sustainable buildings play in #BuildingResilience to climate change and for people and economies.

Written by Edo Rem, Director Marketing Forbo Flooring Systems and member of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, this blog explores integrity and stewardship in action.

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news

WorldGBC to help coordinate a Built Environment day at COP26

Fri, 25th Dec 2020

WorldGBC will be working with the COP26 High Level Climate Champions team to set the agenda for an official ‘Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day’ at COP26.

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news

Launch of the 2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Thu, 17th Dec 2020

GlobalABC's 5th Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, celebrating 5 years since the Paris Agreement. 

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Kenya Green Building Society rejoins WorldGBC as Established GBC

Thu, 17th Dec 2020

The Kenya Green Building Society has rejoined the World Green Building Council as an Established Green Building Council, the top tier of membership.

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WorldGBC and global leaders call for historic Built Environment Day at COP26

Wed, 25th Nov 2020

The World Green Building Council joins nine international organisations to sign a letter requesting a Built Environment Day at COP26.

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news

Three Finnish Companies Join The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Tue, 24th Nov 2020

Following WorldGBC’s call for leadership to decarbonise the building and construction sector during World Green Building Week 2020, three new Finnish companies have risen to the challenge.

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WorldGBC to participate in UN Race to Zero Dialogues

Wed, 11th Nov 2020

WorldGBC will give a presentation as part of the United Nations’ Race to Zero Dialogues

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news

Join our Board of Directors 2021

Tue, 10th Nov 2020

WorldGBC seeks influential global sustainability leaders to join its Board of Directors

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news

WorldGBC reacts to Renovation Wave announcement

Thu, 15th Oct 2020

WorldGBC reacts to European Commission's Renovation Wave announcement

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WGBW2020 Highlights: Green Building Council Events

Wed, 14th Oct 2020

Some of the World Green Building Week 2020 event highlights from our Green Building Councils.

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WorldGBC announces finalists for Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Mon, 12th Oct 2020

WorldGBC announces the finalists for its 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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WorldGBC to help lead EU Sustainable Finance work

Thu, 1st Oct 2020

The World Green Building Council has been appointed to the EU’s new Sustainable Finance advisory body.

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Sustainable Building Council Greece achieves Emerging GBC Status

Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Sustainable Building Council Greece (SBC Greece) has achieved Emerging Green Building Council status, as part of the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) membership.

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press

BUILD UPON2 - Boosting low carbon building renovation across Europe

Thu, 23rd May 2019

In conjunction with the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference in Oslo, the World Green Building Council and partners announce BUILD UPON2 - a project that will accelerate the renovation of existing buildings in European cities.

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press

Property Leaders Commit to Net Zero Future

Tue, 18th Dec 2018

Australia’s standing as a global leader in sustainable property has been strengthened with new commitments to zero net carbon emissions from a trio of top property companies.

 

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press

New guide outlines actions to make homes healthier for people and planet

Wed, 12th Dec 2018

Produced as part of WorldGBC's Better Places for People project, the Healthier Homes, Healthier Planet guide takes a combination of the latest research into air quality, thermal and acoustic comfort and lighting then translates it into simple, low-cost and practical strategies to make the home environment healthier for both people and planet.

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press

GlobalABC 2018 Global Status Report launched at COP24

Fri, 7th Dec 2018

Dramatic action will be needed by governments, cities and business if the global buildings and construction sector is to cut its carbon footprint in line with international agreements, according to 2018 Global Status Report, published today by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.

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World Green Building Council and Chatham House form partnership to generate sustainable recovery and reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa

Wed, 5th Dec 2018

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) MENA Regional Network and Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commence efforts to encourage reconstruction efforts that foster environmental and social sustainability in war-torn countries across the Middle East & North Africa.

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Latest World Green Building Trends: Nearly Half of Survey Respondents Expect to Make 60% of their Projects Green in Next 3 Years

Tue, 13th Nov 2018

New World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report outlines the findings from the preeminent survey on green building featuring participants from 2,000 building professionals in 86 countries.

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Colombia and Mexico set to boost Green Buildings with P4G Award for Cities Climate Action Project supported by the Building Efficiency Accelerator

Sat, 20th Oct 2018

Buildings in Colombia and Mexico may get a green makeover thanks to expanded support for energy efficiency programs after winning a $600,000 award that transitions buildings at scale to save energy and prepare cities for a net zero future announced today at the Copenhagen P4G Summit.

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Bogotá Doubles Down on Efficiency Efforts With Support From Building Efficiency Accelerator

Wed, 3rd Oct 2018

Today, Bogotá, Colombia announced a new policy for more energy-efficient construction that is expected to reduce energy and water use in new buildings by 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, when fully implemented, as part of a new phase of the Building Efficiency Accelerator initiative.

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press

New Report Sets Out How Mortgage Lenders Can Protect Borrowers from the Financial Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

Today, WorldGBC launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and government to grow a new mass market for energy efficient mortgages and make them available to every borrower on the continent.

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Leaders Commit to Save 209 Million Tonnes of Carbon Emissions Equivalent (Co2e) by 2050 at Launch of World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Thu, 13th Sep 2018

Today, the World Green Building Council officially launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit, celebrating 38 founding signatories.

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Major European banks launch new green mortgage scheme

Thu, 14th Jun 2018

Today, the (WorldGBC) Europe network and 37 major European banks launched a new energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme, marking a major signal from investors that green building is a key growth market for Europe.

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World Green Building Council Calls on Companies Across the World to Make their Buildings Net Zero Carbon

Wed, 6th Jun 2018

The World Green Building Council today opened their new Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and called on market leaders in the building and construction sector to join as signatories.

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blog

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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blog

CoEvolve Northern Star works with, not against, the elements to tackle India’s water shortage

Mon, 12th Apr 2021

CoEvolve Northern Star by CoEvolve Estates (India) is a unique sustainable residential development in India. Following water shortages in Bangalore, the development team have focused on water sustainability.

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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation

Wed, 31st Mar 2021

In the second instalment of the #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation.

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blog

Bringing the benefits of natural light indoors

Tue, 9th Mar 2021

Welcome to the launch of our new Better Places for People leadership series. In our first article, Signify talks to us about the health and wellbeing benefits of lighting.

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blog

Ye Qing demonstrates how women are taking the lead

Mon, 8th Mar 2021

Ye Qing, on International Women's Day 2021, talks to us about winning WorldGBC’s Women in Green Building Leadership Award.

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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Europe

Thu, 25th Feb 2021

In the first instalment of the new #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Board in Europe.

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blog

BU2 Cities Series: Renovation in Padova

Wed, 3rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the Municipality of Padova is using the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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blog

The shift from linear to circular

Tue, 15th Dec 2020

ChemSec explore the shift towards a more circular mindeset, where the aim is to replace virgin materials with reused and recycled ones to the furthest extent possible.

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blog

HeidelbergCement: leading the way to carbon neutrality

Mon, 14th Dec 2020

HeidelbergCement's building materials and solutions are creating significant developments worldwide with sustainability at its core.

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blog

How To Keep A Renovation Promise

Tue, 20th Oct 2020

At Knauf Insulation we’ve carried out dozens of large-scale renovation projects across hundreds of homes and what we hear time and again is how lives are improved.

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blog

Women in Green Buildings – paving the way for the rise of female leadership

Wed, 14th Oct 2020

Pamela Phu reflects on how companies like AkzoNobel are supporting women in the green building movement.

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blog

Why we must #ActOnClimate now

Wed, 23rd Sep 2020

Kingspan's CEO Gene M. Murtagh writes a thought leadership post for World Green Building Week on how buildings can play a central role in combating the effects of climate change, in a way that provides economic opportunities during a time of global crisis, whilst also improving the quality of life of millions for decades to come.

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publication

Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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publication

Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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WorldGBC Asia Pacific leadership in Green Building Awards 2016

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

The Asia Pacifc Leadership in Green Building Awards celebrate the iconic green buildings, up-and-coming innovators and inspiring companies driving change and creating a better future throughout the region.

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publication

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016

Wed, 14th Sep 2016

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016 provides perspectives of U.S. building owners, architects, interior designers and contractors about building healthier buildings

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publication

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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World Green Building Trends 2016

Tue, 16th Feb 2016

This report finds that the percentage of companies expecting to have more than 60 per cent of their building projects certified green is anticipated to more than double by 2018, from 18 per cent currently, to 37 per cent.

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Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit

Mon, 1st Feb 2016

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit finds that retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores.

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publication

Economic, Environmental and Health Implications of Enhanced Ventilation in Office Buildings

Wed, 18th Nov 2015

This paper finds that the health benefits associated with enhanced ventilation rates in buildings far exceed the per-person energy costs relative to salary costs.

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publication

A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments

Mon, 26th Oct 2015

This paper finds that cognitive function scores were significantly better in green building conditions compared to the conventional building conditions.

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publication

Gezondheid, Welzijn & Productiviteit in Kantoren

Mon, 21st Sep 2015

Dutch Green Building Council have now made the information available in WorldGBC's Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report for the Dutch market.

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publication

Quality Assurance Guide for Green Building Rating Tools

Tue, 1st Sep 2015

WorldGBC has launched the Quality Assurance Guide for Green Building Rating Tools to guide new, emerging and established rating tools to ensure that their development and implementation is robust, transparent and to a good standard. 

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Health and Productivity in Sustainable Buildings

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

This white paper aims to encourage companies to explore the real influence buildings have on employees that work in them by introducing a global methodology that Polish businesses can use.

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Media

press

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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blog

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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news

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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