Inauguration of first LEED Certified Residential Building in Latin America


Santiago City, Chile / All Day

As part of the upcoming World Green Building Week, Chile GBC and members of the Board of Directors of USGBC will take part in the inauguration of the first LEED Gold Certified Residential Building, developed and built by well known local firm Molina Morel. The project is located at #13.800, Las Condes Ave., Lo Barnechea District, at the eastern area of Santiago.    Also attending this event will be representatives of Argentina GBC and Peru GBC, as well as executives and managers of company members of Chile GBC and Molina Morel's project team. Main attributes and sustainable characteristics of this LEED Gold certified building will be described during the presentation, highlighting the fact that having the first residential building certified not only in Chile but in Latin America, makes a milestone regarding sustainable construction within the region. Visit Website

GBI Interior Tool Draft Committee Meeting

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia /  All Day

Second meeting of the industry committee on draft of "GBI Interior Tool" (environmental assessment tool for interior fit-out works) in collaboration with the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). Visit Website

LEED International Roundtable - Workshops for South America's ACPs


Santiago City, Chile / All Day

During two days, 4 and 5 September, floor 55 of the iconic LEED Gold certified building Titanium La Portada will house activities and workshops led by USGBC, with GBCs of neighbor countries Argentina, Perú, Colombia, Brazil and the host Chile. The topics addressed during these working days will be:

  • Opportunities for buildings in South America achieving LEED EBO&M Certification
  • Introduction to LEED v4
  • Analysis and disclosure of market and technical barriers and issues when implementing LEED for NC and major renovations in the different countries within the South American Region

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MGBC - CNCA Dialogue


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / All Day

Dialogue session between MGBC and the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia ( Visit Website

International Seminar Green Building Week

Santiago City, Chile / All Day

On 6 September, at the Universidad de Las Americas' (UDLA) "El Zócalo" Theater, the Green Building Week International Seminar will be held. Executives of USGBC will be present to present the next version of LEED (LEED V4), which will be officially lauched in November. Also to be presented is an international approach to the costs and benefits of Green Buildings and an updated outlook regarding Sustainable Construction in Chile. As part of this activity, there will be a presentation related to the 2020 Sustainable Construction National Strategy, which will show its general view and evolution, as well as the progress of public policies associated to this matter. Visit Website

WGBWeek Video Promotion: Green Building Week in Chile

Santiago City, Chile / All Day

As Green Building Week is about to start, Chile GBC has aimed to inform not only its members but also public who may be interested in this initiative. Through Chile GBC's website, information regarding this event has been posted including the WGBWeek video presented by WorldGBC CEO Jane Henley. The video can be found at homepage and another news related to World Green Building Week can be reviewed at Visit Website

Conferencia Gratuita: World Green Building Week "Indoor Environmental Quality"

Guatemala / All Day

The objective of this event is to share with participants the importance of "Indoor Environmental Qaulity", how it can help to improve people´s lives and, at the same time, protect our planet. Visit Website

DPS School Audit, Sharjah

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presentation, Educational Session. Based on the interschool competition on model making, conducted by EGBC, during the Annual congress, DPS Sharjah had won the award, which provided them a free school audit. Based on the tour conducted by volunteers of EGBC and the result obtained, a presentation will be delivered to the school. Visit Website

The program is as follows:

  • 10:00 to 11:00 am: Presentation by EGBC Volunteers
  • 11:00 to 11:30 am: Q & A by students and staff

Community Event with RAK EPDA

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Emirates Green Building Council

Educational session and community event with movie screening. Emirates GBC in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah, Environment Protection Authority will celebrate World Green Building Week with the community which will involve industrial professionals from different sectors, students from schools and universities etc.

The program will be as follows:

  • Date: 15th September
  • Time: 11am to 1:15pm
  • Venue: RAK EPDA Auditorium

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Visit organized by ICF Habitat Novedis in Paris (75)


95 rue Falguière - 75015 Paris / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The European project Beem Up: Rehabilitate to improve energy efficiency: a site visit being rehabilitated with workshops to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of energy renovation of existing buildings.

Kempinski Hotel Tour, Ajman

Ajman, UAE - Emirates Green Building Council / Tour

To inform about sustainability measures being taken by the first 5 star hotel in Ajman, EGBC is organizing a hotel tour during World Green Building Week. The hotel has taken certain sustainable measures like solar panels, compactor, chandeliers, water management, and a green champion program, which will be touched upon during the presentation. Visit Website

The format of the event is as follows:

  • Date: 16th September
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30 am
  • Venue: Kempinski Ajman

UNT Campus Sustainability Tour, September 16th, 2013 (Educate)

Texas - USA - University of North Texas

The UNT Sustainability LEED Tour is offered to professionals you wish to experience a broad variety of LEED buildings and various appliations for LEED certification. The tour includes the LEED Platinum Apogee football stadium, UNT's state of the art LEED Gold Business Leadership Building, and our first ever in the US Net Zer0 Energy Lab. Professional are offered 3 LEED CEU's, and the tour is free of charge! Sign up today to experience renewable energy, innovative design, and research in the field of energy efficiency.

To find out more, phone Nicole Cocco on 940-565-2988

Trash Free Lunch Programme

Long Beach, California, USA - Intellectual Virtues Academy

At Intellectual Virtues Academy middle school, we have kicked off our Trash Free Lunch program. Students are instructed on how to pack a "trash free" lunch daily by using all reusable items. Prizes such as recycled newspaper pencils and "I Love LB - Litter Free" stickers are handed out to every student who does not have to visit the trash/recycle area after eating. For ED 2270 students only.

To find out more, call 562-787-4527 and ask for Lisa McCarthy

Turkish GBC Networking Dinner


Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish GBC

Turkish GBC will hold a networking dinner for TGBC members and candidate-members in order to celebrate World Green Building Week and share the latest improvements in the green building sector. Visit Website

Inspirational Buildings Open their Doors During World Green Building Week

New Zealand

Inspirational buildings open their doors during World Green Building week World Green Building Week runs from 16 – 20 September - and it looks set to be an action-packed time for the NZGBC and members.

For the first time ever, we’re running green building tours in two cities – Christchurch and Auckland. The outstanding Te Hononga – Christchurch Civic Centre will open for a public tour, as will the Geyser Building in Auckland.

  • A joint venture by Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch City Council, the Civic Centre achieved New Zealand’s first ever 6 Green Star trifecta for Design, Built and Interior.
  • The Geyser Building in Parnell owned by Samson Corporation and designed by Patterson Architects, achieved New Zealand’s first Green Star – Office Design rating. Among its green features is a system that delivers 100% fresh air to occupants.

Stay tuned - registrations for both tours will open next week.

Following hard on the heels of World Green Building Week, we’re honoured to host WGBC Chief Executive Jane Henly in Auckland to present the Business Case for Green Building Visit the World Green Building Week site to find out more, download the promo graphics or organise your own activities to celebrate green buildings.

Opening Congress DGBW: Green Means Business

Holland - The Hague - Lucent Dance Theatre

The official kick-off of the Dutch Green Building Week 2013 will take place during the opening conference.

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Green Walk

Budapest, Hungary - Hungary GBC / Tour

Guided tours in sustainable buildings and projects. Throughout World Green Building Week, members of the HuGBC members shows their projects to the public.

Launch of Ecobuild Ghana 2013

Accra, Ghana - Ghana GBC / Release/Launch/Opening

Ecobuild Ghana 2013 includes a conference, seminar/workshops and an exhibition scheduled for December 2013 that will be launched in September 2013. The launch will bring all stakeholders (Government and the Private Sector) together to celebrate World Green Building Week in addition to raising funds towards Ecobuild Ghana 2013. The Key note address will be delivered by the Hon. Minister -Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing. The launch will be Co-chaired by Prof. Christopher Gordon - Institute of Environmental and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana.  The week long program line-up is planned to throw more light on the theme - GREENER BUILDINGS, BETTER PLACES, HEALTHIER PEOPLE.