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There are so many exciting initiatives and achievements delivered by Green Building Councils and Regional Networks that it can be hard to stay on top of them all. Here you will find the latest news and media related to the Regional Network and its Green Building Councils.

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European Green Building Councils urge Europe not to ignore its renovation potential

Thu, 30th Nov 2017

Green Building Councils from across Europe are urging their governments to champion strong EU policy – particularly around building renovation - that helps to deliver on global climate change goals.

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New reports set out actions for how green mortgages can meet EU climate & building renovation goals

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

A series of new reports published today set out the actions needed to ensure mortgage lending can support the EU’s climate and building renovation goals.

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Green Building Councils forge new path on energy efficient mortgages

Tue, 17th Oct 2017

Ten Green Building Councils from Europe met in London today ahead of the publication of new research strengthening the case for energy efficient mortgages.

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European green building policy takes key step forward as MEPs vote for strong ambition

Thu, 12th Oct 2017

Members of the European Parliament yesterday voted for stronger ambition on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, ahead of negotiating talks with the European Council.

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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development releases new publication on investing in green buildings

Fri, 29th Sep 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has today released a set of new publications on its Green Economy Transition investments in buildings for World Green Building Week.

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How EBRD is sparking a green economic transition

Fri, 29th Sep 2017

In this blog for World Green Building Week, James Drinkwater of WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network explains why leaders like the EBRD are open for business on investing in green buildings. 

 

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Introducing Level(s): A common language to understand sustainability in European buildings

Thu, 28th Sep 2017

Audrey Nugent, Senior Policy Advisor of the Europe Regional Network, blogs on how the European Commission's new tool Level(s) could transform the European building market.

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European Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting during World Green Building Week

Thu, 28th Sep 2017

The European Commission has today launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU framework for sustainable buildings, which will help transform the building sector.

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What are green mortgages & how will they revolutionise home energy efficiency?

Mon, 4th Sep 2017

In this Q&A, Stephen Richardson,Technical Lead for Energy Efficiency Mortgages, discusses the principles of green mortgages and how they are key to meeting climate change targets.

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BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

Wed, 16th Aug 2017

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber.

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Homebuyers could borrow more with better forecasting of energy bills, says new research project involving UK-GBC

Tue, 18th Jul 2017

More accurate assessments of home energy bills by mortgage lenders could vary loans by up to £11,500 between the most energy efficient properties and the most energy hungry homes, according to a new research. 

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Major banks & building experts build bridges in Rome to create energy efficiency mortgage

Fri, 9th Jun 2017

More than 100 experts from European banks, Green Building Councils and other organisations meet in Rome today to kick start the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) project.

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Notes from the Networks - Tackling the big issues to build a better Europe

Thu, 11th May 2017

Our recent meeting of European Green Building Councils and Regional Partners in Dublin, Ireland, was European cooperation at its best, blogs WorldGBC's James Drinkwater.

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GBC Finland & WorldGBC gather experts to implement new EU building policy

Tue, 9th May 2017

GBC Finland and WorldGBC gathered a group of expert and influential organisations today to begin the important task of implementing a new EU policy on sustainable buildings.

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European Commission & WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network discuss future of sustainable building in Europe

Tue, 11th Apr 2017

Green Building Councils and Partners from WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network met with the European Commission to discuss a key piece of EU policy.

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European countries finalise renovation plans with support of BUILD UPON project

Wed, 1st Mar 2017

European countries are finalising strategies on how to renovate their existing buildings, as WorldGBC's BUILD UPON project successfully concludes a campaign of over 100 events.

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ASSA ABLOY becomes Partner of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

Thu, 26th Jan 2017

ASSA ABLOY has become an official Regional Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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Stora Enso becomes Partner of World Green Building Council's Europe Regional Network

Mon, 16th Jan 2017

Stora Enso’s division Wood Products has today become an official Regional Partner of the World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network.

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WorldGBC welcomes three new member Green Building Councils

Thu, 15th Dec 2016

The World Green Building Council is delighted that three new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation – taking our total number of member Green Building Councils up to 74.

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When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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European Commission Vice President announced as Patron for World Green Building Week in Europe

Mon, 26th Sep 2016

Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice President of the European Commission, has been announced as the patron for World Green Building Week 2016 in Europe.

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BASF becomes official Partner of Europe Regional Network

Mon, 9th May 2016

BASF has today become an official Regional Partner of the WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network.

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European countries urged to create ambitious plans for cutting emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement

Wed, 27th Apr 2016

Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs across Europe are being urged to come together to create ambitious plans for how their countries will cut emissions from existing buildings, in order to meet the Paris Agreement and halt global temperature rises.

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WorldGBC & EBRD collaborate to drive sustainable buildings

Wed, 20th Apr 2016

The World Green Building Council’s Europe Regional Network and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of sustainable property development.

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World’s largest collaborative retrofit project launches to cut emissions from buildings

Tue, 1st Mar 2016

The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation has been officially launched today by Green Building Councils across Europe, in a bid to tackle one of the region’s biggest climate challenges – its existing buildings.

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EU unveils new green building policy objectives

Fri, 8th Jan 2016

The European Commission has started building the foundations of a common language around green building with the release of a major new working paper. 

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