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Green Building Trends Survey Launches

Fri, 22nd May 2015

The World Green Building Council is pleased to launch the new World Green Building Trends survey, which we are conducting in partnership with Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction)

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WWF-Australia HQ Gets Green Star Rating for Natural Interior

Thu, 21st May 2015

WWF’s Australian headquarters, located in a former wool store in inner city Sydney, has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for its interior space

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GBCSA Office Awarded 4-Star Green Star Rating

Tue, 19th May 2015

We're proud to report that one of our Established members, the Green Building Council of South Africa, has had their amazing office space recognised as green interior space

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Panama GBC’s Activities Contributing to Sustainability

Mon, 18th May 2015

Panama GBC and SUMARSE (Panama chapter from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development), with the support of ACCADES celebrated the Earth Day with a successful International Forum “Business Eco-Efficiency and Productivity”

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WorldGBC Common Education Platform Delivers in Poland

Fri, 15th May 2015

The Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) presented a successful training session on Sustainable Real Estate Management last week, at the Siemens Headquarters in Warsaw

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JLL and UTC Join Polish GBC Executive Board

Wed, 13th May 2015

The Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) is delighted to announce JLL and UTC as its new Executive Board members

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Download New Guide for Investors

Mon, 4th May 2015

The Rocky Mountain Institute has released How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value: A Guide For Investors, a comprehensive resource to support real estate investors in evaluating opportunities for deep energy retrofits to accelerate and scale investment

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ULI Releases Building Healthy Places Toolkit

Fri, 1st May 2015

Development strategies that can improve health outcomes, such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens, are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)

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Vice President of HuGBC Receives BREEAM Award 2015

Thu, 30th Apr 2015

Sustainable, certified buildings, and professionals were awarded on 3 of March in London

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Croatia GBC Selects New Board of Directors

Wed, 29th Apr 2015

The Croatia Green Building Council recently held its Annual General Meeting and gathered its members to elect a new Board of Directors for the next two years. As well as approving a new Statute and Code of Conduct, the council elected a new Board as follows

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12 Teams Join the 2015 EcoDistricts Incubator

Tue, 28th Apr 2015

EcoDistricts has announced the 12 city teams that will participate in its fourth annual EcoDistricts Incubator, to be held in Portland, Oregon, 18 to 20 May 2015

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ICLEI Europe Joins Green Building Leadership Awards

Wed, 22nd Apr 2015

WorldGBC is delighted to announce ICLEI Europe as the newest knowledge partner to its 2015 Europe Leadership in Green Building Awards

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News from the Green Building Council of Mauritius

Wed, 1st May 2013

The Government of Mauritius is currently working on the design of a Green School. GBCM is assisting in the design phase with valuable input on sustainable building practice. The retrofit of the existing governmental school aims to be Mauritius first green school.

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The Countdown Has Begun!

Wed, 1st May 2013

As of today the clock is ticking on what might just be the greatest challenge the European built environment community has ever undertaken. There is now exactly one year for EU governments to establish long-term national renovation strategies, which somehow have to result in reducing energy use across the entire existing building stock by a massive 80% by 2050 against 2010 levels.

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A Message From The Asia Pacific Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

It’s been a great start to 2013 building on a productive and successful 2012 for the WorldGBC Asia Pacific Network (APN).

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A Message from the Europe Regional Network Chair

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

"There is a real sense of growing cohesion across the Europe Network, as GBCs build on the things they have in common and proactively share lessons learned. It was great to be able to share some of what we’ve been doing in the UK through an ‘open house’ forum at UK-GBC just before Ecobuild in March, with a wide range of Councils from across the Europe region and beyond, and to go on to a very productive Network meeting during the conference and exhibition itself. As ever we focused on where we could do more together – around education, events, awards and policy, and each of the taskforces has a packed agenda to deliver over the coming months.

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A Message from the Americas Regional Network Chair 2

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

The WorldGBC Americas Regional Network (ARN) is a coalition of 24 Green Building Councils (GBCs) across the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, working to drive collaboration and increasing the profile of the green building market. Our purpose is to ensure that green buildings and urban planning are part of national strategies to reduce the built environment’s impact on natural resources and biodiversity.

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Emirates GBC Updates

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

Emirates Green Building Council will host its 2nd Annual EGBC Congress on 11-12 December 2013 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the EGBC Congress will be “Building a Green Future”.    

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Singapore Green Building Council Updates April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

A new Board has been elected for 2013-2015 at Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong as new President. He is taking over from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, who will serve as the Immediate Past President for the coming two years.

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HKGBC Latest Updates - April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

HKGBC put forward an activation plan for the HK3030 Campaign at this remarkable event on 3 March 2013, with the witness of officiating guests from various government bureaux and departments, as well as key stakeholders like the professional institutions, education sector and the green groups.

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Green Real Estate Finance In Europe

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

PROVADA - Amsterdam RAI

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New Green Leaders Emerge in Australia

Tue, 23rd Apr 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) celebrated its most successful year, with 145 Green Star projects certified.

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Americas Regional Network Celebrates Earth Day

Mon, 22nd Apr 2013

The WorldGBC's Americas Regional network is celebrating EarthDay on April 22 with the release of a new educational video. Watch the clip to learn about the work Green Building Councils (GBCs) of the Americas are doing, and who is involved.

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Chair of WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board Announced

Thu, 18th Apr 2013

John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation has been named chair of the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, further expanding the organisation's commitment to the green building movement around the globe.

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