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World Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a coalition of national green building marketplace.


The WorldGBC was founded at a meeting of representatives from eight national GBCs in November 1999 in California. The countries represented were Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Italy, Russia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. This meeting predated the creation of Green Buildings Councils in most of the countries in attendance.

The WorldGBC was formally incorporated in 2002, and a secretariat was established in 2007, based in Toronto, Canada.


"To facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms"[1]

Each year the WGBC promotes World Green Building Week, during which member organisations deliver special events promoting public awareness of sustainability (World Green Building Week 2011 took place 19–23 September).

In 2013, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announced that they will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to playing a leadership role in transforming the built environment and mitigating climate change.

The WorldGBC has agreed to connect its network of national green building councils to IFC’s investment and advisory program. The WorldGBC’s local affiliate councils will certify green buildings through IFC’s EDGE, a new web application that reveals solutions at the early design stage to reduce energy, water, and material consumption by twenty percent.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.worldgbc.org2/index.php?cID=83
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