Our Green Building Councils

Green Building Councils are independent, non-profit organisations made up of businesses and organisations working in the building and construction industry. As members of WorldGBC, they work to advance green building in their own countries, as well as uniting with other Green Building Councils to achieve environmental, economic and social goals on a larger, global scale.


There are currently 73 member Green Building Councils around the world, each at different stages of their own green building journey. There are three membership levels for Green Building Councils:

Established – a fully developed and operational organisation that is running impactful green building programmes of work – delivering change on a national level, and embracing best practice governance, accountability, and transparency.

Emerging – an organisation open to membership and which has a strong foundation, such as an elected board and staff to manage day-to-day operations. It is expected to progress to Established status within 24 months.

Prospective – an organisation at the early stages of development but which has put in place a comprehensive strategy on how it will operate and advance green building in its country. It is expected to progress to Emerging status within 24 months.

Green Building Councils are independent, non-profit organisations made up of businesses and organisations working in the building and construction industry. As members of WorldGBC, they work to advance green building in their own countries, as well as uniting with other Green Building Councils to achieve environmental, economic and social goals on a larger, global scale.


There are currently 73 member Green Building Councils around the world, each at different stages of their own green building journey. There are three membership levels for Green Building Councils:

Established – a fully developed and operational organisation that is running impactful green building programmes of work – delivering change on a national level, and embracing best practice governance, accountability, and transparency.

Emerging – an organisation open to membership and which has a strong foundation, such as an elected board and staff to manage day-to-day operations. It is expected to progress to Established status within 24 months.

Prospective – an organisation at the early stages of development but which has put in place a comprehensive strategy on how it will operate and advance green building in its country. It is expected to progress to Emerging status within 24 months.