This year, World Green Building Week takes place from 26 September to 2 October. It is the annual flagship evening of the global green building movement.
Sep 18, 2016
This year, World Green Building Week takes place from 26 September to 2 October. It is the annual flagship evening of the global green building movement. Organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies, the week aims to raise awareness of green buildings from around the world, highlighting how they are the most effective means to achieving a range of environmental, social and economic goals, from addressing climate change to creating sustainable homes, businesses and communities – better places for people to live, work and play.
At COP21 in Paris last year, the World Green Building Council positioned green building as a solution to global warming through our Better Build Green campaign. The message was simple: not only had we better build green if we are to reach a two-degree world tomorrow, but we are better off today if we do. The theme for 2016 however is "Change Your Perspective", an evolution of Better Build Green. There are so many interesting and often untold facts and figures that can genuinely change how people think about buildings, and specifically green building. We need them to understand the impact and benefits that green buildings can have on global emissions, energy, water, health and wellbeing, the economy, and beyond.
World Green Building Week is also an opportunity for Green Building Councils, their members, and leaders from around the world to showcase to everyone how their actions and leadership are helping to deliver green buildings in their own countries. The TTBGC will be using this week to feature its own efforts into promoting green building, the first of many green buildings in the country, and much more. We do encourage you to vist our Facebook page for all of our social media and event updates.
For more information on World Green Building Week and the other events that will be taking place across the world, do visit WorldGreenBuildingWeek.org.