World Green Building Week started in 2009 to create a more connected, more interactive, more public conversation around the role buildings play in creating our sustainable future.
This event provides the global platform to showcase activities internationally around a central theme and shared resources. Activities vary country by country.
This year, the story focuses on how green buildings are powering positive change around the globe. Buildings consume a third of the world's energy and are responsible for a fifth of global emissions. This could double or even triple by 2050.
Green buildings are contributing to positive change - slashing energy use and emissions, saving water and preventing waste to landfill, and providing healthier places for people.