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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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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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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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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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WorldGBC launches Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards for 2016

Thu, 14th Jan 2016

The biennial Awards, which were first held in 2014, showcase and celebrate the achievements of businesses and innovators in the region which are leading the way on sustainability in buildings.

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EU unveils new green building policy objectives

Fri, 8th Jan 2016

The European Commission has started building the foundations of a common language around green building with the release of a major new working paper. 

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Green Building Councils commit to green area twice the size of Singapore

Thu, 3rd Dec 2015

More than 1.25 billion square metres of buildings – almost double the size of Singapore – will be registered, renovated or certified as green building space over the next five years, under ambitious commitments made by Green Building Councils at COP21 in Paris today.

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India GBC Publishes Annual Review

Mon, 30th Nov 2015

India Green Building Council launched their Annual Review

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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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Paraguay GBC Signs Cooperation Agreement

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

Paraguay Green Building Council has signed a cooperation agreement with the Municipality of Asuncion.

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Join Us for Green Apple Day of Service

Wed, 21st Aug 2013

On 28 September 2013, the Green Apple Day of Service will bring together thousands of students, teachers, parents and community leaders from around the globe to improve our school environments through service projects, education, community events and more.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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UNEP Vacancy

Fri, 9th Aug 2013

UNEP has a vacancy for a Senior Programme Officer position within UNEP-Division of Technology, Industry and Economics.  The Senior Programme Officer in this 12-month post will be responsible for the coordination of the cities and building portfolio in synergy with other relevant activities of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch and of the Division in this field. The application deadline is 30 August 2013.

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Jane Henley On Our IFC Partnership

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

As countries across the globe race to improve the sustainability of their buildings and infrastructure, it’s important to be mindful that green buildings are more than just “the right thing to do.” They are about market transformation.

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BGBC to Host GREEN FUTURE Event

Wed, 31st Jul 2013

Mark your calendar for the upcoming BGBC GREEN FUTURE event this September

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