New digital library of exemplar sustainable buildings from across the world launched
November 25, 2019
World Green Building Council launches a new case study library showcasing excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health.
On 19 November 2019 the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new digital case study library showcasing examples of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings.
Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party verification.
Buildings and construction together account for 36% of global final energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when upstream power generation is included. Additionally, people spend 90% of their time in buildings, and there is a consistent association between unhealthy indoor environments and negative human health impacts, for example exposure to damp and mould is recognised to raise likelihood of asthma attacks by 40%. Building operations, therefore, represent a significant opportunity to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, improve air quality and create healthier places for people and communities.
WorldGBC has launched the case study library in recognition of growing market demand to highlight the ‘best in class’ buildings that excel in key areas of sustainability, and the role of certification schemes to provide third party assurance of performance.
The case study library will be regularly updated to display the latest leading examples of sustainable building worldwide. WorldGBC will be accepting submissions on a rolling basis. Applications for case studies can be submitted at https://www.worldgbc.org/case-study-library-submission-form.