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.



UAE ready to mainstream nearly zero energy buildings, finds new report

Wed, 27th Sep 2017

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.

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Four new Green Building Councils join Advancing Net Zero project

Tue, 26th Sep 2017

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.

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Emirates Green Building Council & Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to benchmark 100 buildings through BEA programme

Tue, 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.

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

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.

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World Green Building Week 2016 – how our global movement changed perspectives on green buildings

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016

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!

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Green Building Councils & cities join forces to ramp up building energy efficiency

Wed, 27th Jul 2016

Green Building Councils are joining forces with leading cities around the world to dramatically ramp up energy efficiency within buildings.

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Tuesday 17th October 2017 to Wednesday 18th October 2017

Emirates Green Building Council proudly presents the 6th Annual EmiratesGBC Congress.

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The 2017 MENA Green Building Awards celebrate achievements, success stories and best practices across the region.