USGBC celebrates World Green Building Week 2016
World Green Building Week is an opportunity to highlight our collective achievements in making an environmental difference.
World Green Building Week (WGBW) is in full swing, celebrating the efforts of green building councils (GBCs) from 74 countries around the world, as well as their 27,000 member companies.
From Sept. 26–Oct. 2, GBCs are taking part in events that encourage people to make an environmental difference in their communities. Led by World Green Building Council (World GBC), this week also serves as an opportunity to highlight our collective global achievements in building healthier spaces to live, learn, work and play.
Questions and perspectives on green building
This year’s theme, “Change Your Perspective,” was created as an extension of WorldGBC’s “Better Build Green” campaign, established last December at COP21. Our community knows the green building impact is powerful, but how can we help others better understand the many benefits of green buildings for the environment, the economy and human health?
Also, this theme gives the Councils a unique opportunity to learn about one another’s different perspectives. What commonalities exist from city to city? How are the challenges different? Everyone has something to gain in engaging with World Green Building Week.
With Greenbuild 2016 right around the corner, USGBC® can’t think of a better time to engage in these efforts! Keep an eye out across USGBC and GBCI® social media channels by following the hashtag #WGBW16. The “Change Your Perspective” logo is an easy way to spot the global engagement happening across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest.
You will notice we’re weaving in facts and figures about the consumption of resources by buildings, while promoting methods to change these realities through LEED®. In doing so, we’re also using this week to launch a social media campaign about LEED credit points.
There are more credits than most of us even realize. In an effort to better engage with the general public about the importance of our work, we’re very excited to launch this campaign. If there are credits that you find noteworthy, share them with us by using the hashtag #TheresACreditForThat. You may be surprised by some of the lesser-known, but vital, credits that could advance you to LEED Platinum!