Organizations

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC)
Office M20-21, Al Joud Center,
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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 in 2006, there has been significant changes in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. The Council has been 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.

+971 4 346 8244
+971 4 346 8248
http://emiratesgbc.org/
Green Building Council España (GBCe)

GBCe (Green Building Council España)is an autonomous organization, member of the World Green Building Council, WGBC, a non-profit International Association. GBC España has currently been recognized as an Established Council of this organization. The process was led by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The non-profit organization “GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL – ESPAÑA”, is an association with offices nationwide, and applies alls its income and investments, whichever their origin, to the achievement of its objectives and goals.

This Association was established in Madrid, under the name “INITIATIVE FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT – ESPAÑA”, under the Organic Law 1/2002, of 22 March, and additional regulations. The Association is an entity with its own juridical status and full capacity to act under current legislation on associations.

http://www.gbce.es/en
Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
PO Box Q78 QVB
Level 31, International Towers, Tower Two
200 Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo NSW 2000
Sydney
AUSTRALIA

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is committed to developing buildings, cities and communities that are healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable. We rate the sustainability of buildings and communities through Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system – Green Star.

Established in 2002, the Green Building Council of Australia is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings, communities and cities. Our vision is to create healthy, resilient and positive places for people and the natural environment. Our purpose is to lead the sustainable transformation of Australia’s built environment.

The GBCA represents 600-plus individual companies with a collective annual turnover of more than $40 billion.

Our membership reflects the diversity of Australian business with over 500 small-to-medium enterprises through to 75 companies with annual turnover of more than $100 million and 24 companies now listed in the ASX200, with a combined market capitalisation of more than $620 billion. Members include major developers, professional services firms, banks, superannuation funds, product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers. We also have 44 local government, 26 state government departments and land organisations, and 18 university members.

GBCA company members alone employ more than 50,000 staff across Australia. Our professional development program boasts over 1,200 people advancing their careers and building their skills through their membership with the GBCA.

02 8239 6200
02 8252 8223
https://www.gbca.org.au/
Green Building Research Center – UC Berkeley
390 Wurster Hall # 1839
Berkeley, CA 94720
USA

The Green Building Research Center resides in the Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR), located in UC Berkeley’s Wurster Hall. GBRC staff include faculty, researchers, and students from the Building Science Group, an interdisciplinary group from the departments of architecture, engineering, computer science, and business.

510 642 4950
510 643 5571
cbe@berkeley.edu
http://greenbuildings.berkeley.edu/
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20433
USA

IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group – is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.

We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges.

Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment.

IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.

(202) 473-1000
http://www.ifc.org/
Irish Green Building Council (IGBC)
19 Mountjoy Square East,
Dublin 1
IRELAND

The Irish Green Building Council – IGBC, a non-profit organisation was launched in 2011 with organisations and businesses from the entire value chain of the built environment.

These include universities, professional institutes, NGOs local authorities, contractors, architects, engineers, energy companies, leading national and transnational companies.

All are united in one common goal to accelerate the transformation of the built environment, related industry and supply chain to one that is sustainable through leadership, research, education, and providing policy input to national and local government.

The IGBC is a company limited by guarantee registered under Part 18 of the Companies Act 2014, company number 492948.

The IGBC is committed to working effectively and with integrity by being transparent and accountable in all our activities and by adopting best practice procedures. To this end, the IGBC has embarked on the journey of compliance with the Governance Code, Ireland’s code of practice for good governance in the community, voluntary and charity sectors.

(01) 6815862
info@igbc.ie
https://www.igbc.ie/
Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS)
P.O BOX 5997-00200
Kiambu Road,
Nairobi
KENYA

The Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) is an independent, non-profit membership based society registered with the World Green Building Council as its Kenya Chapter. KGBS is mandated to certify the built environment, advocate for green buildings and train green building professionals. KGBS is the leading Green Building movement in the Kenyan market that ensure buildings are designed and built sustainably. Currently, KGBS using Green star SA rating tool We are a dedicated team of professionals working in collaboration with industry experts, leaders, government departments to develop modern day building best practices crafted to suit the Kenyan dynamic property industry.

+254 710 869 547
http://kenyagreenbuildingsociety.co.ke/
New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC)
Level 2, Tower 1
205 Queen Street
Auckland 1010
NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation. Our vision is that New Zealanders live, work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment.

We do this through:

– Promoting the benefits of sustainable buildings by creating a common language and demonstrating the value.

– Assisting the property and construction sector to acquire the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver a sustainable built environment.

– Motivating and rewarding the sustainable development and operation of buildings across New Zealand.

(09) 379-3996
https://www.nzgbc.org.nz
Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC)
Unit G-4B, The NET One Center, 26th Street corner 3rd Avenue
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City 1634
PHILIPPINES

The Philippine Green Building Council(PHILGBC) was incorporated on March 22, 2007 as a national non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green building practices to the industry to ensure a sustainable environment. It was organized to serve as a single voice in the promotion of holistic and market-based green building practices, to facilitate the sharing of green building information and practices in the building industry, and to serve as a non-partisan venue for the development of a green building rating system.

Since its establishment, PHILGBC has been campaigning for the transformation of design, construction and management methods of the industry into practices that are environmentally and socially responsible, safe and healthy, and a prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

With a lot of “schools of thought” on how to be green, the PhilGBC explains to the public that a rating tool will make things easier for the public to identify green buildings. In this regard, the Council is continuously developing and improving the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Rating System, the Philippines’ own green building rating system. Initiated to facilitate greener building, BERDE measures how a building excels above and beyond the existing local environmental regulations and standards.

The PHILGBC is a member of the World Green Building Council – Asia Pacific Network. The Council is also a member organization of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), and a global partner of the GLOBE Alliance. The Council’s opinions are valued in the areas of policy development, business development, and environmental expertise. And over the span of five years, a growing number of individual professionals and over two hundred and fifty (250) corporations and organizations from the different sectors of the building industry are currently members of the largest and greenest building initiative in the country.

+63 2 815 9301
+63 2 858 8082
secretariat@philgbc.org
http://philgbc.org/
Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC)
Argentina 43, Sector 1
Bucharest
ROMANIA

Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) is a non-profit, non-political association of businesses and other organizations active throughout the country. We are the leading organization promoting environmental responsibility and energy efficiency in the Design, Construction, Operation, and Deconstruction of Romania’s buildings.

0738 182 421
info@RoGBC.org
http://www.rogbc.org/