Becoming a Green Building Council

Green Building Councils exist in over 70 countries around the world – but we must increase this number. Our long-term goal is to have a Green Building Council in every country to make green building a reality for everyone, everywhere.

If you’ve witnessed our exciting international work or have attended an event hosted by a Green Building Council in another country, and would like to join our global movement by establishing and operating a strong Green Building Council that is a recognised member of WorldGBC, here are three key steps:

1. Gather the right people & create a strong plan (Prospective Member). Bring together key representatives from different parts of the building sector in your country and create a founding group who will initially lead the design and implementation of your Green Building Council’s governance and business plan.

2. Develop operational capacity to pursue your plan (Emerging Member). Create a steady and diversified revenue stream for your Green Building Council (for example, through membership) and hire staff to manage its day-to-day activities.

3. Drive change in your market (Established Member). Our most effective Green Building Councils are our Established members – those which are delivering impactful and measurable green building programmes on a national scale.

Becoming a successful Green Building Council is not easy. But we are here to help at every step of the way.

If you would like to discuss how to set up a Green Building Council, or for further information on how to progress your Green Building Council to the next level of membership, please contact Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Membership and Regional Networks, via

For more information about what it means to be a member of WorldGBC, read our blog.