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, or for further information on how to progress your GBC to the next level of membership, please contact Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Membership and Regional Networks, via office@worldgbc.org.

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

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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, or for further information on how to progress your GBC to the next level of membership, please contact Dominika Czerwinska, Director of Membership and Regional Networks, via office@worldgbc.org.

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

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