The built environment has a history of fragmentation and complex supply chains, meaning that it has often been overlooked in the climate discourse.
This year’s COP26 saw a historic moment for the building and construction sector through a dedicated ‘Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day’ taking place on 11 November 2021.
This is only the second time that the built environment has been acknowledged as a critical climate solutions provider at COP – the first being a dedicated ‘Buildings Day’ at COP21 in Paris 6 years ago.As a sector which is accountable for almost 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions, it is alarming that the built environment has remained a blind spot in climate negotiations for so long.
Guidance in implementing WorldGBC’s flagship Health and Wellbeing Framework.
After a multi-year global consultation, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) developed a revolutionary Health and Wellbeing Framework, which outlines six key principles for the building and construction industry to develop a healthy, equitable built environment for everyone, everywhere.
Now, WorldGBC has released an Implementation Guide - a step by step educational tool which will show the sector how to embed the principles of Health, Wellbeing and Social Value throughout the entire lifecycle of the built environment.
CEES is non-profit, non-governmental civil association, founded in Guayaquil, Ecuador, in 2011.
Their key activities include fostering synergy around the construction chain value representatives, and offering learning programs and events on new sustainable building trends.
CEES is dedicated to accelerating the construction industry towards sustainability to positively transform the building sector and reduce its impact on the environment.
World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) defines Prospective Green Building Council (GBC) membership as bringing together key representatives from different parts of the building sector within a country and creating a founding group, who will initially lead the design and implementation of the GBC’s governance and business plan.
Our global network is proud to welcome Green Building Japan (GBJ), which has joined the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) as an Affiliate Partner.
Green Building Japan (GBJ) was established in 2013 with the ambition to establish an open forum for connecting people who are interested in promoting a sustainable built environment in Japan.
GBJ has closely worked with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to promote LEED, SITES and Arc in the country since its establishment, and their activities have been supported by over 70 corporate and 150 individual members throughout Japan.