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Ready to shape the future: Christine Lemaitre re-elected to join WorldGBC’s Board of Directors

In 2008 the DGNB became the official German member of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), a global network of over 70 Green Building Councils around the world. Since then, the DGNB has been intensively involved in WorldGBC’s activities. Now, Christine Lemaitre, CEO of the DGNB, has been re-elected to join the World Green Building Council’s Board of Directors for another two years.

Christine Lemaitre was re-elected for her leadership in the green building movement and her dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings, both in Germany and at the global level. Terri Wills, CEO of the WorldGBC, said: “Christine has continued to demonstrate outstanding leadership in the field of sustainability, and has championed green building as one of the most effective solutions to climate change.”

“I am pleased about the re-election. The built environment plays a key role in surmounting the global challenges. Impressed by the strong commitment of all WGBC members I am convinced that we can set a counterpart to the global threats”, says Lemaitre. “No one can save the planet on its own. Climate protection depends on strong teamwork meaning that we have an obligation to share our knowledge and expertise with others. Together, we must ensure better building practice. We’ve come a long way and I am highly convinced that the green building community has shaped and came together in a very collaborative way.”

Christine Lemaitre is a real pioneer in sustainable building. Since February 2010 she is the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council. As CEO she has developed the DGNB into the largest green building council and knowledge platform for sustainable buildings in Europe. Since 2015 Christine Lemaitre is Chair of the European Regional Network (ERN) of the WorldGBC. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for Baukultur of the State of Baden-Württemberg and of the Sustainability Board of the German Property Federation (ZIA). With her engagement in the Board of Directors at the WorldGBC she is one of the global forerunners for future-proof building on a global level.

The WorldGBC Board of Directors is comprised of senior leaders from 15 Green Building Councils around the world. The Board’s role is to advise and oversee WorldGBC’s organisational strategy and governance, and to ensure it is operating effectively as a not-for-profit organisation and delivering on its mission.

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Henny Radicke is a member of the editorial staff at the DGNB in the PR department and is also responsible for Social Media. A period of voluntary work for a local TV channel in Stuttgart and a stint with the communication department at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Foundation have allowed Radicke to develop an eye for the issues and stories that appeal to specific target groups, leveraging communication as a multifaceted instrument.

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