Green Building Council
The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006 with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception of the EmiratesGBC, there has been significant change in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. They continue to be encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities.
The EmiratesGBC is a membership-driven organization comprised of companies and individuals representing all sectors and disciplines of the building industry. They encourage all those who have a commitment to sustainable development to join us and work together to bring about positive change and a reduction in the country's ecological footprint.
The Emirates Green Building Council has been chosen as the winner in the Representative Entity category of the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award at the 25th Business Excellence Awards for its noteworthy role in engaging, offering benefits and creating value for its members.Read more >
To mark World Water Day, Emirates GBC shares insights on what water means to the UAE, an arid and desert climate, and how the country and the green building industry are taking steps to conserve this precious resource.Read more >
Emirates Green Building Council has extended the deadline for submissions for its annual MENA Green Building Awards 2018 until Thursday 15 February 2018Read more >
As part of the Building Efficiency Accelerator project, Emirates Green Building Council discuss Dubai's benchmarking project as part of a proposed policy to improve energy performance labels for existing buildings.Read more >
The UAE is ready to transition from the position of an early adopter of nearly zero energy buildings to mainstream rollout, finds Emirates Green Building Council in a new report.Read more >
An additional four Green Building Councils have officially joined the World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero project, taking the total number of participating councils to 14.Read more >
EmiratesGBC has launched a brand-new interactive website called Green Building Tooltips to encourage green building best practices in homes, offices and schoolsRead more >
Visionaries, thought-leaders and change-makers are demonstrating real green leadership across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, blogs Mohammad Asfour of WorldGBC.Read more >
Emirates Green Building Council & Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to benchmark 100 buildings through BEA programmeTue, 14th Mar 2017
EmiratesGBC and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy are to undertake a ‘Benchmarking Project’ of 100 buildings in Dubai, under the BEA programme.Read more >
At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.Read more >
Wow! What a week. From last Monday until yesterday, Green Building Councils, their members and many more organisations and individuals around the globe participated in World Green Building Week 2016!Read more >
Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.Read more >