World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week is the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), it is led by a global network of 70 Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members.

World Green Building Week  takes place 20th–24th of September 2021 and aims to acceleratehe Sustainable Development Goals towards an inclusive and resilient net zero built environment.

Virtual Recruitment Expo are hosting a Construction & Engineering Careers Fair on Thursday, 30th September, 2021. This FREE online jobs fair will provide qualified and professional engineers with real opportunities to find new employment.

Why is building resilience important?

Buildings are responsible for 38% of global energy-related carbon emissions and 50% of all extracted materials. Four billion people are vulnerable to climate risks and 91% of people worldwide live in areas with air pollution.

By 2050, the world’s building stock will double, increasing the impact of our sector significantly. Its demand on natural resources accelerates climate change, and inefficient, unhealthy buildings are affecting our livelihoods.

To close the environmental, social and economic gaps and protect our planet, people and economies, we must embrace a holistic approach to sustainability. We must work towards systemic changes that provide powerful solutions to climate change, improve human health and equity and drive a circular, regenerative economy.

  • #BuildingResilience to climate change
    A resilient built environment combats  climate change by enabling affordable and clean energy. It also accelerates the adaptation to, and mitigation of the impacts of climate change on our most vulnerable regions and communities.

  • #BuildingResilience for people
    The social dimensions of a resilient built environment can future-proof communities by addressing equity and climate justice issues. They can provide healthy environments and fairer access to vital social infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and green spaces.

  • #BuildingResilience for economies
    A resilient built environment grows green jobs and supports the regeneration of resources and natural systems, providing socio-economic benefit through a thriving circular economy.

Now is the time to deliver sustainable buildings so that we can build back better.

How you can get involved 


Through sustainable buildings we’re learning to build strong communities that are equipped to manage the impacts of climate change and where both people and economies can thrive.

Are you ready to learn more?

  1. Attend #BuildingResilience events on our events map.
  2. Learn how the built environment can deliver healthy, equitable and resilient buildings, communities and cities in the WorldGBC Health & Wellbeing Framework.
  3. Attend the WorldGBC #BuildingResilience events (20–24 September 2021).
  4. Learn about the UN’s Race to Zero and Race to Resilience campaigns.
  5. Discover examples of resilient buildings by following #BuildingResilience.
  6. Read our thought leadership on resilience in the built environment.
  7. Contact your local Green Building Council to find out what it is doing for World Green Building Week.
  8. Learn about sustainable buildings in our interactive case study map.


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