BRIEF – 17 November 2009 –
The World Green Building Council has re-appointed Tony Arnel Chair at its  recent annual meeting at GreenBuild, Phoenix in the US.

Mr Arnel is also chair of the Australian Green Building Council and the Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissioner. 

A common language for carbon footprint of buildings

The WGBC, which now has 63 members, including latest entrant, France, has also made a commitment to develop a common global language for the measurement of the carbon footprint of buildings, in an agreement reached with the UNEP Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative and the Sustainable Building Alliance, Mr Arnel announced.

And a new mentoring structure for emerging countries

In other news Mr Arnel said a new structure had been developed so that established GBCs would provide leadership and mentoring for emerging countries, with the first of these networks to be the Asia-Pacific region.

Current CEO of the New Zealand Green Building Council, Jane Henley, was also appointed interim chief executive for the World Green Building Council.

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