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“It’s now or never” – Cristina Gamboa reacts to latest IPCC report 2022 

Tue, 5th Apr 2022

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that current national pledges are not ambitious enough to stop global warming from exceeding 1.5°C.

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Daikin is the newest partner to join WorldGBC’s growing Americas Regional Network

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

We welcome world industry leaders Daikin as the latest regional partner to join World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Americas Regional Network, showing their dedication to accelerating sustainable built environments.

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WorldGBC reacts to the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Mon, 4th Apr 2022

WorldGBC has provided feedback to the recast of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. See here a summary of WorldGBC's positions.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 30th Mar 2022

WorldGBC announces four companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, including the first African signatory, signaling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment.

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Dar Group partners with WorldGBC’s Africa and MENA Regional Networks

Mon, 28th Mar 2022

Dar Group has been announced as partner of World Green Building Council’s Africa and  MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Regional Networks.

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WorldGBC launches post-disaster toolkit for building back better through a sustainable built environment

Mon, 21st Mar 2022

Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), UN Habitat, and Green Building Councils in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches the Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework — a “post-disaster toolkit” to help communities build back better across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.

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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards with first APN Festival

Mon, 21st Feb 2022

Since 2014, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards has showcased sustainable built environment leadership. To celebrate 20 years of WorldGBC, the prestigious awards will be celebrated during this organisation’s first Asia Pacific 2022 Festival.

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Meet the new MENA Programmes Head on the WorldGBC team

Thu, 17th Feb 2022

As we celebrate the start of a new year, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is delighted to welcome Amira Ayoub to our Engagement & Networks team.

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WorldGBC marks 20 years of championing the sustainable built environment

Mon, 14th Feb 2022

The World Green Building Council’s global network celebrates its 20 year anniversary.

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thought leadership

WorldGBC’s call to action: Transitioning to an integrated whole life approach to sustainability in the built environment

Mon, 7th Feb 2022

In the final edition of our blog series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, launched by our global network in 2021. In this edition, we explore a key call to action at the heart of the report.

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An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of health, wellbeing & social value

Mon, 31st Jan 2022

In the third blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing health, wellbeing and social value in the built environment.

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Four new companies take climate action joining WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Wed, 26th Jan 2022

WorldGBC announces four new companies as signatories to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment), signalling global industry leadership to decarbonise the built environment and combat climate change. 

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Join the #RaceToZero and help the building and construction sector achieve breakthrough net zero targets

Tue, 11th May 2021

2021 is the year of COP26, and we need your help to demonstrate the existing leadership action from the built environment.

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Private sector supporting a net zero built environment agenda in Asia Pacific

Mon, 10th May 2021

WorldGBC announces two new Asia Pacific Net Zero Collaborators, AEC Group (Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited) and Pan-United Corporation Ltd, joining Ronald Lu & Partners and CLP Power Hong Kong.

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Five new companies join WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Thu, 29th Apr 2021

WorldGBC welcomes five new additions to its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: Deloitte, Hibernia REIT plc, Lloyds Banking Group, MACE, and Watkins Payne Partnership.

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WorldGBC welcomes Forbo to its Corporate Advisory Board

Tue, 13th Apr 2021

Forbo Flooring Systems joins the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board.

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WorldGBC welcomes LafargeHolcim to its Corporate Advisory Board

Mon, 12th Apr 2021

LafargeHolcim joins the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board for 2021.

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WorldGBC launches Building Perspective interview series

Fri, 9th Apr 2021

Watch the first episode of Building Perspective with Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).

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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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Two WorldGBC CAB members join the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Tue, 9th Mar 2021

The leading initiative focused on climate action in the built environment, WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment challenges businesses and organisations across the world to decarbonise their building portfolios.

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WorldGBC welcomes Swire Properties to its Corporate Advisory Board

Fri, 5th Mar 2021

Swire Properties joins the World Green Building Council’s Corporate Advisory Board for 2021.

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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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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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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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press

World Green Building Council partners with Earth Day Network to Support its 50th Anniversary in Landmark Year

Mon, 8th Jul 2019

WorldGBC is delighted to announce a partnership with the Earth Day Network that will support some of its flagship 50th anniversary campaigns with awareness raising and action, including a key citizen science initiative on air quality.

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Green building sector supports energy efficiency mortgages for Europe

Wed, 19th Jun 2019

A new report Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe: The Supporting Role of the Green Building Sector sets out roadmap to grow the market for energy efficiency mortgages - with potential to transform millions of buildings across Europe.

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World Green Building Council to shine a light on building lifecycle as campaign focus for World Green Building Week 2019

Wed, 5th Jun 2019

World Green Building Week (23-29 September 2019) will focus on end-to-end carbon emissions created across the building and construction industry, highlighting the need for the sustainable production, design, build, use, deconstruction and reuse of buildings and their materials.

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment surpasses 50 signatories in latest status report

Tue, 28th May 2019

In conjunction with Canada Green Building Council’s Accelerating to Zero Summit in Vancouver, the World Green Building Council celebrates more than 50 Commitment signatories in new Advancing Net Zero Status Report highlighting global industry action to combat the climate crisis.

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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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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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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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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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How sustainable buildings are #BuildingResilience and driving the Sustainable Development Goals

Tue, 21st 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.

In this blog, CEO Cristina Gamboa looks at examples of WorldGBC projects that are driving the sustainable building transition and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Safety + Sustainability = 3 Cs

Fri, 17th 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.

In their second blog, Signify looks at some of the ways LED can have a positive impact on the sustainability of our homes, workplaces and schools.

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We have one decade to act

Fri, 17th 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 Multiplex, this blog addresses the key messages behind their pathway to net zero 'One Decade to Act'. 

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On the road to COP26, we need ambitious climate action and transparent reporting

Fri, 17th 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 Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Majid Al Futtaim and Chair of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board, this blog delves into the challenges in the MENA region.

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Decarbonisation: what are you waiting for?

Fri, 17th 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 Dave Hopping, CEO, Smart Infrastructure Solutions & Services, Siemens Smart Infrastructure, this blog takes a deep dive into the decarbonisation strategy.

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Europe needs to get tough and switch to LED to meet its emission reduction targets

Thu, 16th 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 Neil Pattie, Head of External Communications, Signify calls for tough action from EU states to meet emission reduction targets by making the switch to smart LED lighting.

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Calling on Canada Green Building Council — our first Americas Building Perspective

Mon, 13th Sep 2021

In our first Americas region episode of Building Perspective, Thomas Mueller, CEO, Canada Green Building Council (Canada GBC), talks to us about the business of GBCs and the marriage of profit and purpose.

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Can indoor finishings improve the air we breathe?

Thu, 19th Aug 2021

In our latest Better Places for People thought leadership series, Willem Burmanje, Director Strategic Communications at Forbo Flooring, discusses the impact which indoor finishings and flooring can have on the air quality within our schools, homes and work spaces.

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The factory in the forest which connects workers to nature

Fri, 13th Aug 2021

Paramit Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) won the Leadership in Design, Commercial Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for their multi-award-winning electronics factory in Penang Science Park, Malaysia.

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Can we achieve healthy indoor air quality and net zero during a global pandemic?

Thu, 5th Aug 2021

A reflection from WorldGBC’s webinar on the challenges of prioritising health and net zero during a pandemic — by Sara Kawamura, Better Places for People Project Officer, WorldGBC.

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A campus with community and nature at its heart

Mon, 28th Jun 2021

Chai Wan Campus for the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) has won the Sustainable Design and Performance Award (2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards) for creating an enlightening space which works in harmony with the community. In this blog, Mr. Leung Man-Kit, Director of Sustainable Design, Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited, discusses the art of building around life to create a space for life to thrive.

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Something in the air? Green Building Council Cameroon find out with Plant a Sensor

Fri, 4th Jun 2021

In this latest instalment of the Better Places for People thought leadership series, Roger Nwancha, Chief Executive Officer at GBC CAM, explains the innovative approach they are taking towards understanding the air over the city of Yaounde through the Plant a Sensor project.

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publication

WorldGBC Annual Report 2015/2016

Tue, 6th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council's Annual Report for 2015/2016 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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