World Green Building Council Sets New Goal for Net-Zero Buildings by 2050

PARIS — The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announced a new project on June 30 that aims to achieve net-zero building performance by 2050. The project, Advancing Net Zero, will help WorldGBC and Green Building Councils in countries with some of the highest projected growth in building roll out net-zero building certification and training so that these highly-efficient buildings become commonplace over the next 35 years, according to a statement by WorldGBC.

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Report Finds Green Building Affects Worker Health

WASHINGTON — The design of an office building significantly affects worker health, wellbeing and productivity, according to a new report.

The report, “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building,” was released Sept. 24 by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) in Washington, D.C.

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