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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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Meet One of Europe's Green Building Advocates

Tue, 18th Jun 2013

Elaine Hsieh of the GreenBiz group interviews Steven Borncamp, a true advocate for promoting policy, practices and technologies for green building across Europe.

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Government Leadership Awards - Nominations Now Open!

Thu, 13th Jun 2013

Does your country have a city-level green building programme or policy that deserves global recognition?

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The Circular Economy

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

Our current industrial processes and lifestyles are depleting the world’s natural resources to create objects that will often end up in landfills, all while churning out unwanted by-products like industrial waste.  Will this linear system work for us long-term?

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Europe Regional Leadership Awards

Tue, 11th Jun 2013

The World Green Building Council’s European Network is proud to host the first ever leadership awards for the Europe region!

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