Green Building Council Nigeria (GBCN) is a membership-based non-governmental organisation established in 2010 to address the built environment’s role in climate change, environmental pollution, and natural resource depletion.
Their mission is “To lead the transformation of Nigeria’s built environment to create buildings and communities that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable through engagement and partnerships with all green building stakeholders.”
GBCN influences and leads transformational change, promoting greater uptake of green building, thereby helping Nigeria address local and global environmental challenges through increase in the country’s stock of energy and resource efficient buildings. Their strategy for achieving this is built on four pillars:
Advocacy: Providing uniﬁed platform for advocacy and engagement with construction & real estate sector community, government, and the wider society in general.
Education: Building local capacity to deliver a greener built environment through courses, webinars, and other programs for real estate & construction practitioners.
Standards: Championing the development and deployment of a local voluntary green building standard that will provide context-based guidance to developers, professionals, and building contractors.
Certification: Providing independent third-party recognition of a project or product’s “greenness” to owners, buyers, ﬁnanciers, developers, and other real estate & construction stakeholders.