thought leadership

Healthy retail places are a quick-win for retailers

Tue, 2nd Aug 2016

So far in WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign, we’ve examined three building typologies: offices, retail and now over the next six months, residential...

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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thought leadership

South Africa - leading the green building charge into Africa

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the momentum steadily building since COP21, the UN’s now widely-celebrated climate change negotiations, green building is rapidly becoming ‘business as usual’... 

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thought leadership

Building the business case for healthy residential buildings

Tue, 26th Jul 2016

With the recent release of the UKGBC report entitled Health and Wellbeing in Homes, we saw a much needed examination of the different aspects that make up healthy homes and communities.

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thought leadership

Living near trees can make you feel younger and richer

Tue, 19th Jul 2016

We have known for a while that trees provide many valuable services, like air filtration, carbon dioxide absorption, and also making people feel less stressed... 

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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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thought leadership

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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news

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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Media

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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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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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