Today marks the start of World Green Building Week 2012
. This year’s theme is ‘Green Buildings
for Great Communities’, which was selected to help highlight the important role that green buildings play in creating and sustaining green cities.
“A great community is healthy, sustainable and resilient. The building industry is taking the lessons learned from delivering greener, healthier buildings and scaling those to districts, neighborhoods and entire communities.” Source: World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council is hosting more than 20,000 organizations from 90 nations as they attend conferences, tours, educational events and gatherings in cities across the world. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is sponsoring a live Twitter chat tonight from 7pm to 8pm Eastern on the topic of global green building. USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi and GCB Australia’s Chief Executive Romilly Madew will be chatting using hashtag #GreenBuildingWeek.
A quick look at the calendar of events includes activities in Turkey, New Zealand, Slovenia, Colombia, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The green building movement is truly global.