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Indoor Air Quality and its Impact on Cognitive Functions

Sun, 20th Mar 2016

A landmark report published in the fall by Harvard’s School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment in conjunction with SUNY Update Medical University and Syracuse University...

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Research highlights which countries are leading on green building

Thu, 10th Mar 2016

New research by the law firm Baker & McKenzie has highlighted which countries are leading on green building around the world.

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Which women are leading the way in the global green building movement?

Tue, 8th Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day – an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural political, and of course, environmental achievements of women around the world.

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World’s largest collaborative retrofit project launches to cut emissions from buildings

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation has been officially launched today by Green Building Councils across Europe, in a bid to tackle one of the region’s biggest climate challenges – its existing buildings.

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Health, wellbeing & the business case for green retail

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

Napoleon was supposed to have called us “a nation of shopkeepers”. I imagine it wasn’t meant favourably, but 200 years on and retail accounts for 10% of employment, over 5% of GDP and apparently London is the “retail capital of the world” (according to BIS).

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Global green building expected to double by 2018, study finds

Tue, 16th Feb 2016

Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, made possible with support from United Technologies Corporation and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business, on which the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) was a research partner

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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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Could greener stores improve the customer experience and lead to increased profit?

Fri, 5th Feb 2016

Imagine if the supermarket you shopped in made you feel healthier or happier? If the assistants packing your groceries were more productive because the space they worked in had particularly good air quality and daylight?

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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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Retailers can improve customer experience & potentially increase profit through greener stores, WorldGBC report finds

Mon, 1st Feb 2016

Retailers can improve the shopping experience for their customers and potentially increase their profits by providing greener, healthier stores, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council

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2016 WorldGBC Board nominations open

Mon, 25th Jan 2016

Do you want to guide the green building movement? Then now is your chance.

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A world of wellbeing at our fingertips

Wed, 20th Jan 2016

Early findings from a recent study show that our Head Office refurbishment is making people feel happier, healthier and more productive. This is good news for our radical programme to promote wellbeing and productivity across our portfolio.

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World Green Building Week

Mon, 23rd Sep 2013

From 16 to 20 September 2013, GBCs and their member companies around the world celebrated World Green Building Week.

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Paraguay GBC Celebrates Launch

Sun, 22nd Sep 2013

The Paraguay Green Building Council celebrated its launch recently in Asunción, as well as holding an International Conference on Sustainable Construction.  Both events were a resounding success.

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Europe Region Leadership Awards Winners Announced

Thu, 19th Sep 2013

The World Green Building Council Europe Network is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Europe Region Leadership Awards!

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Register Now for EcoDistricts Summit and Save

Thu, 19th Sep 2013

Coming to Boston November 12-14, the EcoDistricts Summit is the premier conference dedicated to promoting urban sustainability from the neighbourhood up. The Summit will showcase inspiring keynote speakers and plenary panels, education sessions from national and international thought leaders, tours of Boston’s evolving sustainable neighbourhood projects, a Research Symposium with leading universities like Northeastern and Boston Universities, and a first annual Block Party to kick off the event.

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GBC CEOs Talk Green Buildings

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

Join the green and global conversation: World Green Building Week Twitter chat on the theme, "Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People".

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Ten ADEC Schools Awarded Estidama 3 Pearl Rating

Tue, 17th Sep 2013

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) showed its support of World Green Building Week 2013 by announcing that ten Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) schools were awarded an Estidama 3 Pearl Design and Construction Rating from the Estidama Pearl Building Rating System (PBRS).

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World Green Building Week Is Here!

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

Boosting student test scores, improving employee productivity, accelerating patient recovery rates, and slashing energy consumption in homes… green buildings are good for the planet and good for people too.

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Emirates GBC Awards Accepting Nominations

Mon, 16th Sep 2013

The Emirates Green Building Council Awards are open to all organizations including public and private sector enterprises, associations, consultants and practitioners who are able to clearly demonstrate innovation and a high level of excellence in sustainable principles and practices in the MENA Region.

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Center for Green Schools Advancing Green School Commitments

Tue, 27th Aug 2013

With their message aimed at reaching more than 1.6 million people this year, and a goal of more than 900,000 hours of volunteer work, the Center for Green Schools is doing some great work to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in green schools.

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IEA-UNDP Publication and Webinar Available

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

The IEA-UNDP publication on “Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy Future” is now available for free download here.

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Enter the Park Russia Architectural Competition

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Calling all sustainable masterplanners, landscape architects, leisure and cultural specialists!

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