Green Building Council Russia

Green Building Council

Introduction

Green Building Council Russia (GBC Russia) is an Association for the assistance and support of the development and implementation of the green building standards and codes, plus sustainability certification systems.

Founded in 2009, it was registered as an independent non-governmental and nonprofit partnership. The following goals were set by the founding members:

  • To promote the awareness for Green building within the community of professionals in the industry
  • To act as a catalyst in the transformation of the Russian construction sector towards sustainable development and circularity
  • Development of the Russian Green Building standard (codes).

In 2009 GBC Russia became a Prospective member of the WorldGBC, and in 2010 membership was upgraded to Emerging status.

In 2021 GBC Russia returned to WorldGBC as a member to become a worthy addition to the worldwide network of professionals aiming – to transform the building and construction sector.

The organisation is successfully bringing together companies, organisations and individuals from Russia’s vast construction-related industries on the basis of a voluntary association of its members. GBC Russia members work professionally in order to achieve socially beneficial goals in the fields of sustainable development, green building and climate impact mitigation. Since its foundation, GBC Russia has received over 500 applications for membership both domestic and international.

Members of the GBC Russia include, amongst others, architects, building services engineers, facility managers, civil engineers, university professors and academia, green investors, developers, contractors, sustainability consultants and auditors, construction materials manufacturers, product and service providers, suppliers, legal professionals, green community influencers, industrial journalists, nonprofit institutions and government bodies.

Over the years, the council has developed an extensive network of partners and is collaborating with a number of like-minded associations acting as a platform for expertise and experience exchange between domestic and international experts channeling and promoting the standards recognized by the international professional community to assist in the creation and implementation of the national standards in Russian Federation.

GBC Russia is engaged in the development and implementation for the norms, regulations and standards for green and sustainable construction based on the adaptation of the best practices from around the world with a consideration of the Russian Federation existing characteristics. The council successfully facilitates the promotion of the methodology, the know-how, experience, products and technological advances of its members and partners both on the national and international levels.

The council actively lobbies for green building ideas at the government level. It develops educational content designed to raise the awareness among the industry players and operators and contribute to the emergence of greater numbers of the green construction projects in Russia. Additionally, the council publishes industry reviews and analytical reports.

The council supports and coordinates multiple projects in the fields of construction, environment and sustainable development. It is also instrumental in the process of implementation of optimal,energy efficient and environmentally safe technologies and methods on all stages of the building lifecycle, from its conceptual design and construction to its utilization to maximize its consumer qualities and to ensure public health and wellbeing.