thought leadership

Philips' report advocates Better Places for People

Tue, 27th Sep 2016

Philips, a founding member of the WorldGBC’s Corporate Advisory Board, has announced ambitious new targets for international lighting standards that will inherently lead to greener and healthier offices.

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thought leadership

Changing perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

When people think about combatting climate change, certain images pop into their heads: coal power stations replaced by solar panels; smog-spewing trucks superseded by silent electric vehicles...

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news

Welcome to World Green Building Week!

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

World Green Building Week 2016 officially begins today!

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European Commission Vice President announced as Patron for World Green Building Week in Europe

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission, has been announced as the patron for World Green Building Week 2016 in Europe.

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thought leadership

Active House – Green AND healthy

Wed, 21st Sep 2016

With the release of new reports on residential health and wellbeing in 2016, such as the VELUX Healthy Homes Barometer and the UKGBC Healthy Homes Report...

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Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Tue, 20th Sep 2016

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties

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Building owners beginning to see business benefits of healthier buildings, new report finds

Thu, 15th Sep 2016

Building owners, developers, managers and investors in the US are increasingly interested in creating healthier buildings

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publication

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016

Wed, 14th Sep 2016

The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016 provides perspectives of U.S. building owners, architects, interior designers and contractors about building healthier buildings

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thought leadership

Fit for the job - What it means to be a member of WorldGBC

Mon, 5th Sep 2016

In my role as Director of Membership, I’m often asked “what does it take to be a member of the World Green Building Council?”, “who’s in the club?”... 

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thought leadership

How can we make offices more comfortable?

Tue, 30th Aug 2016

At Better Places for People, we’ve talked a lot about how thermal comfort is a very important factor for an occupant’s health and wellbeing...

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thought leadership

Better places for a better bottom line

Tue, 23rd Aug 2016

In the WorldGBC’s 2014 Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report, we provided the evidence that strongly links office environments and productivity in the workplace...

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thought leadership

Health, wellbeing and productivity – What we’re doing in the UK

Tue, 16th Aug 2016

We at UK-GBC are very keen participants of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign. It seems to us that good health and wellbeing... 

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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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Media

press

24 European cities join drive to renovate buildings and deliver on climate objectives

Mon, 10th May 2021

WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network announces that 24 cities across Europe, including the capital cities Madrid, Rome and Zagreb have joined the European Union (EU)-funded BUILD UPON2 project.

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blog

BUILD UPON2 City Series part 2: Budaörs

Wed, 14th Apr 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the city of Budaörs is preparing to use the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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news

WorldGBC’s response on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive review

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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WorldGBC’s recommendations on the Energy Efficiency Directive review

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

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