World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week (WGBW), organised by the Green Building Council, is taking place this week (16-20 September 2013) with the theme ‘Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People‘.

The theme underscores the importance of green buildings to people, including healthier workplaces and increased productivity, improved learning outcomes for students and better homes.

Green offices have natural light, fresh air, low toxins and views to the outdoors. As a result they are healthier and more productive places as well as having a lower environmental impact.
Green homes have lower carbon footprints but with fresh air,
insulation and non-toxic materials, they are also healthier, particularly as they cut down on respiratory illnesses for their inhabitants.
Greener schools have more natural daylight which can improve pupils’ performance by a quarter.
What are your green building tips? Feel free to share ideas in the comments section below or share your green building story with the World Green Building Council.
If you want to get more involved you can find Green Building week events across the globe.

As ever, bold text contains hyperlinks that take you to other websites where you can find out more.


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