Becoming a Green Building Council

Green Building Councils (GBCs) exist in around 70 countries across the world – but we must increase this number. Our long term goal is to have a GBC 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 GBC in another country, and would like to join our global movement by establishing and operating a strong GBC 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 GBC’s governance and business plan. Remember that a GBC is a not-for-profit, NGO, member organisation.

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 GBCs are our Established members – those which are delivering impactful and measurable green building programmes on a national scale.

Becoming a successful GBC 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 GBC, join as members of WorldGBC, or for further information on how to progress your GBC to the next level of membership, please contact Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Engagement and Networks, via office@worldgbc.org.

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

 

Membership Applications

Please note that all membership applications coming in go through several internal steps of review which can take between 2-4 months. What you can expect:

1. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by a senior member of the WorldGBC team

2. A team member will reach out to you with feedback on your application which can include clarifying questions or requests for further information 

3. Any additional information provided will be reviewed by a senior member of the WorldGBC team

4. If the application is deemed complete and ready, a Regional Chair will be consulted for any insights regarding your application (a full Regional Advisory Board or even members of our CEO Network may be asked for insights as deemed necessary)

5. The senior management team will put a recommendation forward to the WorldGBC CEO for approval of the application

6. Established status applications require the final approval of the WorldGBC Board.

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Green Building Councils (GBCs) exist in around 70 countries across the world – but we must increase this number. Our long term goal is to have a GBC 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 GBC in another country, and would like to join our global movement by establishing and operating a strong GBC 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 GBC’s governance and business plan. Remember that a GBC is a not-for-profit, NGO, member organisation.

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 GBCs are our Established members – those which are delivering impactful and measurable green building programmes on a national scale.

Becoming a successful GBC 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 GBC, join as members of WorldGBC, or for further information on how to progress your GBC to the next level of membership, please contact Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Engagement and Networks, via office@worldgbc.org.

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

 

Membership Applications

Please note that all membership applications coming in go through several internal steps of review which can take between 2-4 months. What you can expect:

1. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by a senior member of the WorldGBC team

2. A team member will reach out to you with feedback on your application which can include clarifying questions or requests for further information 

3. Any additional information provided will be reviewed by a senior member of the WorldGBC team

4. If the application is deemed complete and ready, a Regional Chair will be consulted for any insights regarding your application (a full Regional Advisory Board or even members of our CEO Network may be asked for insights as deemed necessary)

5. The senior management team will put a recommendation forward to the WorldGBC CEO for approval of the application

6. Established status applications require the final approval of the WorldGBC Board.

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