thought leadership

An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits of resources & circularity

Mon, 24th Jan 2022

In the second blog of our new series, we take a deep dive into the key findings of our flagship Beyond Buildings report, exploring the additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing resources and circularity in the built environment.

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thought leadership

An integrated approach to a sustainable built environment: the co-benefits for climate action

Mon, 20th Dec 2021

Earlier this year, our global network launched our flagship Beyond Buildings report. In this new blog series, we delve into the key findings behind the report and explore additional co-benefits for taking a broader approach to advancing sustainability in the built environment.

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thought leadership

Advancing Net Zero Partners – activating deep collaboration across the value chain

Fri, 17th Dec 2021

ANZ’s six global programme sponsors each represent a different part of the sector value chain, enabling conditions for collective, urgent and progressive collaboration and solutions in order to accelerate sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere.

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thought leadership

How to drive change through challenging times - our Building Perspective interview with Green Building Council Australia

Tue, 14th Dec 2021

In our first Asia Pacific region episode of Building Perspective, Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council Australia (GBC Australia), shares with us her leadership learnings from an impressive career in green building.

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WorldGBC launches practical tools to support the creation of a healthy, sustainable built environment

Mon, 6th Dec 2021

Guidance in implementing WorldGBC’s flagship Health and Wellbeing Framework.

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Welcome to the network: CEES joins WorldGBC as Prospective members

Mon, 29th Nov 2021

The latest addition to our global network is Concejo Ecuatoriano de Edificacion Sustentable (CEES). Beginning their journey as Prospective members, they bring green building practices to the south Americas region.

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Welcome to the network: Green Building Japan joins WorldGBC

Fri, 26th Nov 2021

Our global network is proud to welcome Green Building Japan (GBJ), which has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Affiliate Partner.

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Building Perspective goes back to our roots as we interview the founder of WorldGBC

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

In this special edition of our Building Perspective interview series, David, who is known as a father and pioneer of the global green building movement, shares his unique insight and knowledge on the past, the present and the future of creating a sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.

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thought leadership

Building ambition: The future of the built environment post COP26

Fri, 19th Nov 2021

"It is now nearly a week since Alok Sharma closed the negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow. My view is that debating whether Glasgow is a ‘win’ or ‘lose’ detracts from some of the important conversations and actions we need to take as we look to COP27 in Egypt in 2022."

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press

44 businesses announced as signatories to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment tackling whole life carbon

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

At COP26 Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announces 44 businesses stepping up their ambition as signatories to the updated Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, taking sector-leading action on whole life carbon emissions.

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Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced at COP26

Wed, 10th Nov 2021

Marking a climate breakthrough for the built environment, a coalition of business and government groups announce 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.

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Launch of the 2020 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

Thu, 17th Dec 2020

GlobalABC's 5th Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, celebrating 5 years since the Paris Agreement. 

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WorldGBC and global leaders call for historic Built Environment Day at COP26

Wed, 25th Nov 2020

The World Green Building Council joins nine international organisations to sign a letter requesting a Built Environment Day at COP26.

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Three Finnish Companies Join The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Tue, 24th Nov 2020

Following WorldGBC’s call for leadership to decarbonise the building and construction sector during World Green Building Week 2020, three new Finnish companies have risen to the challenge.

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WorldGBC to participate in UN Race to Zero Dialogues

Wed, 11th Nov 2020

WorldGBC will give a presentation as part of the United Nations’ Race to Zero Dialogues

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Join our Board of Directors 2021

Tue, 10th Nov 2020

WorldGBC seeks influential global sustainability leaders to join its Board of Directors

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WorldGBC reacts to Renovation Wave announcement

Thu, 15th Oct 2020

WorldGBC reacts to European Commission's Renovation Wave announcement

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WGBW2020 Highlights: Green Building Council Events

Wed, 14th Oct 2020

Some of the World Green Building Week 2020 event highlights from our Green Building Councils.

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WorldGBC announces finalists for Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards 2020

Mon, 12th Oct 2020

WorldGBC announces the finalists for its 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards.

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WorldGBC to help lead EU Sustainable Finance work

Thu, 1st Oct 2020

The World Green Building Council has been appointed to the EU’s new Sustainable Finance advisory body.

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Sustainable Building Council Greece achieves Emerging GBC Status

Mon, 28th Sep 2020

Sustainable Building Council Greece (SBC Greece) has achieved Emerging Green Building Council status, as part of the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) membership.

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New WorldGBC report outlines how Asia Pacific can build back better by tackling embodied carbon in built environment

Thu, 24th Sep 2020

The World Green Building Council launches new report outlining the climate and business benefits of tackling embodied carbon in Asia Pacific and calls for net zero emissions by 2050 in the built environment

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project grows in strength with two new GBCs

Fri, 14th Aug 2020

Two additional Green Building Councils have officially joined WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project.

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press

New Report Sets Out How Mortgage Lenders Can Protect Borrowers from the Financial Risks of Climate Change

Mon, 24th Sep 2018

Today, WorldGBC launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and government to grow a new mass market for energy efficient mortgages and make them available to every borrower on the continent.

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Leaders Commit to Save 209 Million Tonnes of Carbon Emissions Equivalent (Co2e) by 2050 at Launch of World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Thu, 13th Sep 2018

Today, the World Green Building Council officially launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment as part of the momentous Global Climate Action Summit, celebrating 38 founding signatories.

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Major European banks launch new green mortgage scheme

Thu, 14th Jun 2018

Today, the (WorldGBC) Europe network and 37 major European banks launched a new energy efficiency mortgage pilot scheme, marking a major signal from investors that green building is a key growth market for Europe.

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World Green Building Council Calls on Companies Across the World to Make their Buildings Net Zero Carbon

Wed, 6th Jun 2018

The World Green Building Council today opened their new Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and called on market leaders in the building and construction sector to join as signatories.

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New report makes business case for building green with health and wellbeing features

Tue, 24th Apr 2018

New WorldGBC report highlights the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcases how occupant satisfaction imrpoves when companies implement green building features in existing green structures.

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World Green Building Council and China Green Building Council announce partnership to accelerate commitment to reduce carbon in the world's largest building market

Mon, 2nd Apr 2018

This partnership is hugely significant as China is the largest building construction market in the world, with up to 2 billion square meters constructed annually, accounting for nearly half of new construction globally in the coming decade.  

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New report shows green improvements in school buildings have positive impacts on student performance

Wed, 29th Nov 2017

Achieving optimal levels in school buildings for air quality, lighting, temperature and acoustics through green improvements, can help students achieve their full potential, a new report from WorldGBC presents.

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Energy Efficient Mortgages could play central role in Europe’s new sustainable finance strategy

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a White Paper published today under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ (EeMAP) Initiative.

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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C - New report

Wed, 31st May 2017

The building sector must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit enshrined in the Paris Agreement, according to a new WorldGBC report.  

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Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses - as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the Paris Agreement, a coalition of 300 businesses and organisations urged today.

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Major businesses back global project to ensure all buildings are net zero emissions by 2050

Thu, 2nd Feb 2017

Three major global businesses have backed WorldGBC’s ambitious long-term target to ensure that all buildings are net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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blog

BUILD UPON2 City Series part 3: Leeds

Wed, 2nd Jun 2021

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

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blog

From affordable housing to aspiring young leaders — our first MENA Building Perspective

Wed, 26th May 2021

In our first MENA region episode of Building Perspective, we talk to one of the youngest leaders in our network — Ala'a Abdulla, Executive Director, Jordan Green Building Council (JordanGBC).

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blog

What lessons have we learnt for worker’s rights in the built environment?

Thu, 6th May 2021

As the built environment moves towards net zero, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Multiplex explore the opportunity to ensure that human dignity is ‘designed in’ for construction workers in the latest edition of our Better Places for People thought leadership blog.

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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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CoEvolve Northern Star works with, not against, the elements to tackle India’s water shortage

Mon, 12th Apr 2021

CoEvolve Northern Star by CoEvolve Estates (India) is a unique sustainable residential development in India. Following water shortages in Bangalore, the development team have focused on water sustainability.

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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation

Wed, 31st Mar 2021

In the second instalment of the #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to David Ducarme, Chief Operating Officer of Knauf Insulation.

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blog

Bringing the benefits of natural light indoors

Tue, 9th Mar 2021

Welcome to the launch of our new Better Places for People leadership series. In our first article, Signify talks to us about the health and wellbeing benefits of lighting.

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blog

Ye Qing demonstrates how women are taking the lead

Mon, 8th Mar 2021

Ye Qing, on International Women's Day 2021, talks to us about winning WorldGBC’s Women in Green Building Leadership Award.

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#BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight Series: Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Europe

Thu, 25th Feb 2021

In the first instalment of the new #BuildingLife Ambassador Spotlight series, WorldGBC speaks to Tina Paillet, Chair of RICS Board in Europe.

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BU2 Cities Series: Renovation in Padova

Wed, 3rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the Municipality of Padova is using the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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The shift from linear to circular

Tue, 15th Dec 2020

ChemSec explore the shift towards a more circular mindeset, where the aim is to replace virgin materials with reused and recycled ones to the furthest extent possible.

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HeidelbergCement: leading the way to carbon neutrality

Mon, 14th Dec 2020

HeidelbergCement's building materials and solutions are creating significant developments worldwide with sustainability at its core.

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publication

Health and Productivity in Sustainable Buildings

Thu, 18th Jun 2015

This white paper aims to encourage companies to explore the real influence buildings have on employees that work in them by introducing a global methodology that Polish businesses can use.

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BUILD UPON Launch Report

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces.

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Europe Regional Network - Impact Report 2014

Thu, 1st Jan 2015

This Impact Report details the achievements of the Europe Regional Network and its member Green Building Councils from the year 2014. 

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Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building

Wed, 24th Sep 2014

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.

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Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices - App

Wed, 24th Sep 2014

Download the app version of Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices, which presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.

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publication

Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards - 2014

Mon, 1st Sep 2014

The Leadership in Green Building Awards honor outstanding organisations for their commitment to sustainability, and celebrate innovative green building projects...

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The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings

Thu, 26th Jun 2014

This report contains the results of a landmark research project that is the first to span across five key stakeholders that influence the prevalence of healthy design and construction practices in buildings.

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Socio-Economic Framework for Rating Tools

Wed, 16th Oct 2013

This framework identifies key socio-economic priorities that can be addressed through the design and construction of individual buildings in the public or private sector.

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A New Era in Building Partnerships

Wed, 18th Sep 2013

A New Era in Building Partnerships examines new forms of collaboration between NGOs, the public sector and industry which are helping to build better public policy and tools for a sustainable built environment.

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The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants

Wed, 6th Mar 2013

The Business Case for Green Building examines whether or not it’s possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings.

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World Green Building Trends

Thu, 28th Feb 2013

This report finds that as sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives take hold around the world, firms are finding business value and opportunities from green building.

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WorldGBC snapshots detail net zero carbon standards developed by Green Building Councils

Thu, 1st Jan 1970

Download snapshots detailing the key information about the six net zero carbon standards released so far by Green Building Councils participating in the global Advancing Net Zero project

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Media

press

New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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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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