Iceland joins World Green Building Council

Iceland joins World Green Building Council

As of this week, Iceland is the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Grænni byggð, or Green Building Council Iceland will henceforth work to “promote environmental awareness and green action planning, while also lobbying authorities to pass...
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Green building ratings are part of the drivers for Australia’s green bonds

Green building ratings are part of the drivers for Australia’s green bonds

Drought-resistant water infrastructure, green residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and waste and recycling initiatives are among the future opportunities for Australia’s fledgling green bond market. Presenting the Climate Bond Initiative’s resear...
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Asean to set up green building codes for the region

Asean to set up green building codes for the region

Asean has exceeded its energy efficiency goals, reducing its energy intensity by more than 20 per cent in 2016 compared to 2005 levels, well ahead of its 2020 target. The grouping, which Singapore chairs this year, also said that it...
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Housing industry officials look to China for green building technology

Housing industry officials look to China for green building technology

The need for green construction around the world has experienced a two-fold growth over every three years according to the World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report. This rate of growth is projected to gain an additional four fold...
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Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

As we reflect on the very first Green Great Britain & Northern Ireland week (15-19 October), you would be forgiven for thinking that construction is the new flavour of the month when it comes to sustainability. Last week began with energy and clean...
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From net zero to green mortgages: Building sector steps up decarbonisation drive

From net zero to green mortgages: Building sector steps up decarbonisation drive

UK Green Building Council launches Advancing Net Zero programme to eliminate emissions from buildings, as BNP Paribas and E.ON debut green mortgage offer. Some of the UK’s largest construction and property businesses have teamed up to eliminate carbon em...
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Demand for green buildings growing in Andhra Pradesh, says IGBC

Demand for green buildings growing in Andhra Pradesh, says IGBC

The built-up area of green buildings across the country has increased from a meagre 20,000 sq ft in 2001 to 6.33 billion sq ft in 2018, according to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which issues ratings to green buildings. As many...
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K Raheja Corp Fortifies Its Commitment To Green World Green Building Week In Partnership With GBCI

K Raheja Corp Fortifies Its Commitment To Green World Green Building Week In Partnership With GBCI

‘Our goal is to create sustainable habitats that will stand the test of time.’ Inspired by this adage, India’s leading real estate developers K Raheja Corp, pioneers in creating green and sustainable workspaces, celebrates one of its core business offer...
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Green Building Convention Brings Built Environment and Sustainability Heavyweights to South Africa in a Race to Zero

Green Building Convention Brings Built Environment and Sustainability Heavyweights to South Africa in a Race to Zero

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) will host the 11th Annual Green Building Convention with several local and international heavyweights weighing in on the global race to achieve net zero carbon, water, waste and ecology buildings. The conventi...
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