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World Green Building Week 2016 theme launched - Change Your Perspective

Fri, 15th Jul 2016

The World Green Building Council has launched the theme and materials for 2016’s World Green Building Week - the flagship event of the green building movement.

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Healthy building: Evolving green building tech with B+H’s Lisa Bate

Tue, 12th Jul 2016

When B+H Architects’ Lisa Bate arrived in Shanghai in 2012, the Toronto architect set out to help improve the green standards of the Chinese development industry.

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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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Better Places for People report finds consumers willing to pay more for healthier homes

Tue, 5th Jul 2016

The design and quality of homes and neighbourhoods is a key contributor to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there, and almost 30 per cent of buyers and renters would pay more for properties with those qualities. 

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thought leadership

Air quality testing in your home

Wed, 29th Jun 2016

This month, the WorldGBC kicks off work on the third Better Places for People campaign report, this time focused on residential buildings...

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WorldGBC launches groundbreaking project to ensure all buildings are “net zero” by 2050

Tue, 28th Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today launched a groundbreaking new project which aims to ensure that all buildings are “net zero” by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

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thought leadership

How to create a movement

Fri, 24th Jun 2016

Successful movements – whether the, women’s liberation, civil rights or gay pride – are all about mobilising people behind a shared purpose.

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thought leadership

Laying the foundations for a stronger green building movement – my vision for WorldGBC

Wed, 22nd Jun 2016

2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in our efforts to combat climate change – the year in which we moved from words to action...

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WorldGBC announces new green building leaders to join its Board

Tue, 21st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council has today announced that five new global green building leaders will join its Board of Directors, with two existing members appointed as Chair and Vice-Chair.

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thought leadership

Creating great living places

Thu, 2nd Jun 2016

At Saint-Gobain, we have always been passionate about buildings and buildings materials. We believe that buildings and more broadly living places can make a huge difference to people’s lives and to the planet as a whole.

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The early bird catches the worm… don’t miss out on Congress discount

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

Green Building Councils and their member companies have just one month to register for discounted ‘early bird’ tickets for WorldGBC’s Congress – the annual gathering of the global green building community, which takes place in Sweden in October.

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WorldGBC to host session on Net Zero buildings at London’s Business & Climate Summit

Wed, 1st Jun 2016

The World Green Building Council is to host a session on Net Zero buildings at the 2016 Business & Climate Summit in London, one of the leading annual forums where international businesses and policymakers meet in support of enhanced action on climate change.

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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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WorldGBC Appoints Five New Directors

Fri, 21st Jun 2013

Five leaders in the global green building movement have been appointed to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Board of Directors.

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The Rise and Rise of Green Building

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction conducted in partnership with United Technologies and the World Green Building Council, firms are shifting their business toward green building, with 51 per cent of respondents spanning 62 countries planning more than 60 per cent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from ‘push’ to ‘pull’, with markets increasingly demanding no less than green buildings.

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Energy Saving Measures Boost House Prices

Thu, 20th Jun 2013

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average, a new report released by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.

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