World Green Building Council highlights innovation in the sustainable building sector with Building A Better Future series

World Green Building Council highlights innovation in the sustainable building sector with Building A Better Future series

Produced by BBC StoryWorks, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) films explore how sustainable buildings can address climate, health & wellbeing and resource efficiency issues. 

11 November 2020, London, UK — World Green Building Council today launched a series of mini-documentary style films, highlighting the impact of buildings on the environment and human health and the work of organisations around the world to counter this.

Produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, Building A Better Future explores the profound impact buildings can have on the quality of people’s lives and the crucial role buildings can play in tackling climate change. 

According to the World Health Organization, people spend on average 90% of their time indoors so it is imperative that the buildings they work, rest and play in benefit their health. Buildings are responsible for almost 40% of energy-related global carbon emissions and the global building stock is set to double by 2050, so it is more critical than ever that our buildings also contribute to the health of the environment.

Through a diverse set of voices from across the sustainable buildings movement, this series showcases the ways in which organisations are successfully unlocking the benefits of sustainable buildings, and what that means for us all. The series also explores how we can accelerate the clean energy transition, reach our climate goals and support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council

 “As the world adapts to COVID-19 and prepares for COP26, we are proud to launch a series that brilliantly highlights the climate and human health challenges we face and the built environment organisations tackling them. We hope the series will serve as an educational tool for the building and construction sector around the world and a source of inspiration for others.”

Building a Better Future is available to explore here – www.buildingabetterfutureseries.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Harvey Jones, Marketing and Communications Manager, World Green Building Council

[email protected] +44 (0) 7472815818 

About the World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas — climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity — we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.
As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.
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