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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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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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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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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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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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Update from the Panama GBC

Mon, 22nd Jul 2013

There are lots of exciting things happening at the Panama GBC.  Here are some of their achievements:

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IFC and World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

Washington, D.C., July 16, 2013: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) today announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change.

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HuGBC Welcomes New Leadership Team

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

The Hungary Green Building Council held its annual General Assembly on 29 May 2013, during which members elected a new Board of Directors for a two year term, including two Vice Presidents. Dr. András Reith, the current president of HuGBC will continue in this position for a further year.

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Call for Proposals - EcoDistricts Summit

Tue, 16th Jul 2013

Join EcoDistricts in Boston, Massachusetts from 12 to 14 November for the EcoDistricts Summit, a can’t-miss event for leaders who are shaping and building the cities and urban neighborhoods of the future.

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European Commission Consults on Sustainable Buildings Policy

Wed, 10th Jul 2013

A public consultation exploring what sustainable buildings policy for Europe should look like in the future has been launched by the European Commission.

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Register Now for "Transforming the Built Environment in Emerging Markets"

Mon, 8th Jul 2013

The World Green Building Council and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group have announced their collaboration to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to enhancing the built environment and mitigating climate change.  Join us in celebrating this partnership at a special event, "Transforming the Built Environment in Emerging Markets."

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Communicating our Impact – Members' Survey 2013

Fri, 5th Jul 2013

Almost 100,000 buildings registered, one billion square metres of green floor area, 30,000 volunteers! Just some of the encouraging information we gathered in last year's WorldGBC Members' Survey.

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Europe Regional Network Calls for 2030 Targets

Wed, 3rd Jul 2013

The Europe Regional Network (ERN) has called for three legally binding targets to drive investment in a more efficient, competitive and resilient economy in its response to the EU’s consultation on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.  

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David Gottfried Award Nominations Open

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

The World Green Building Council’s David Gottfried Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award recognises those involved in the worldwide sustainable construction movement whose contributions have been particularly pioneering, displaying an entrepreneurism that has helped to transform or advance the green building mission.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week

Mon, 1st Jul 2013

Last week was EU Sustainable Energy Week, an initiative of the European Commission that connects stakeholders and citizens with energy issues through events around the region.

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