Green building council

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Logo of the World Green Building Council, which acts as an umbrella organization for existing, emerging and developing GBCs around the world

A green building council (GBC) is any national non-profit, non-government organization that is part of a global network recognized by the World Green Building Council. A green building council's goal is to promote a transformation of the built environment towards one that is sustainable (buildings and cities that are environmentally sensitive, economically viable, socially just and culturally significant).[1]

List of recognised GBCs[edit]

As of December 2020, there were at least 39 nations with established GBCs, 10 recognized as "emerging" members, and others in the development process.[2] As of the end of 2020, there were around 70 GBCs at various stages of development.[citation needed]

The Green Building Council Russia (RuGBC) formed in 2009 and is seeking Emerging Status.[citation needed] Growth in the CIS countries accompanies growth in the number of green construction projects in those countries, that is, those certified to LEED[citation needed] or BREEAM standard.

The 39 established councils are

See also[edit]


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