What we do

We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions. We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing green building policy.

Build networks

UK-GBC is focussed on growing and maintaining a thriving network of member organisations and strategic partners.

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Things we’ll be doing for our members:

  • Continue to convene our diverse membership to share sustainability best practice, evaluate the business case and collaborate on viable solutions
  • Introduce new face-to-face forums to support members in discussing and addressing key issues facing our industry
  • Strengthen our networks in key cities across the UK
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Research & Innovation

UK-GBC aims to provide information that underpins solutions and innovation in thinking, technology and business models.

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Things we’ll be doing for our members: 

  • Showcase best practice through member’s case studies, sustainability journeys and blogs, as well as new bitesize briefings
  • Launch a report on the state of sustainability in the built environment
  • Scope and establish future research projects in areas such as social value, circular economy and natural capital
  • Support open innovation through the delivery of our unique Innovation Lab programme

Education & Leadership

UK-GBC seeks to change mindsets, empower individuals, and support sustainability leaders to make bold decisions.

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Things we’ll be doing for our members:

  • Scale our reach through innovative and accessible learning approaches, with a refreshed curriculum
  • Deepen technical knowledge and skills at all levels through workshops, courses, webinars, site tours and online modules
  • Continue to inspire action and cultivate purpose-driven leadership through our Future Leaders, Change Accelerator and Leaders’ Network
  • Offer customised learning solutions to allow forward-thinking organisations to upskill their staff at scale

Policy & Advocacy

UK-GBC seeks to inform and influence government policy, nationally and locally, to enable industry to deliver. To support this, we encourage collaboration between policy-makers and our private sector membership.

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Things we’ll be doing for our members:

  • Inform the Government’s Industrial Strategy and highlight the importance of retrofit as a catalyst for place-based skills, innovation and regeneration.
  • Convene round-table dinners on key topics such as housebuilding, energy bills, health, economy and community, to provide opportunities for members to make the case for progressive action
  • Work with members and major cities – including new mayoral teams - to strengthen relationships and incentivise high quality, sustainable construction
  • Partner with like-minded organisations to make the case for strong environmental protection as the UK prepares to exit the EU.  

Want to get involved?

Become a member

By joining UK-GBC’s network of over 400 organisations, you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, educate your staff, help to inform and influence Government policy, and take part in a range of other activities.

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