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11 October 2023

Mostadam (Sustainable Building) has joined World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) global network as an Affiliate Partner for Saudi Arabia in our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Network. Mostadam will bring their expertise to sustainable building in the region. 

Mostadam (Sustainable Building) is a green building rating system developed by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and administered by Sustainable Building. This building rating system is created for Saudi Arabia’s local climate and environmental characteristics and supports the Saudi economy and employment.

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is currently home to over 350 million people, and its population growth has been characterised by rapid urbanisation. This is projected to continue, with urban population expected to double from 2010 to 2050, from 200 million to nearly 400 million. This means a large demand for buildings, complicated by the challenges of conflict-induced displacement of people.

WorldGBC’s Affiliate status allows our network to engage with countries outside of our current membership to grow the green building movement globally so we can achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Green Building Councils (GBCs) and organisations in our MENA Regional Network are responding to challenges and opportunities on the ground, ensuring that the region’s built environment provides a high quality of life for people, while minimising negative impacts on the environment and maximising economic benefits.


Amira Ayoub, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programmes Head, WorldGBC, said:

“We are welcoming Mostadam (Sustainable Building) to WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network as an Affiliate Partner from Saudi Arabia. Our partnership will work on building the transition in the MENA region through leveraging WorldGBC’s global and regional programmes, and collectively driving systemic change at the scale that is needed in the region in alignment with Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision and beyond. This is a crucial time to work together to explore various ways of collaboration and working with the Network to overcome our shared challenges.”


Ahmad A. Alshareef, Head of Sustainable Building, Mostadam (Sustainable Building), said:

“It’s real now. It’s our time to make it happen with World Green Building Council.”


Mostadam (Sustainable Building) joins WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network of nine Green Building Councils.