UK Green Building Council

Membership Benefits

UK-GBC membership benefits a wide range of different sizes and types of organisations across the built environment, as shown by our ever-growing community of members across all sectors, including: architects, engineers, contractors, developers, retailers, sustainability consultants, academic institutions, local authorities, refurbishment specialists, product manufacturers and many more.

Click here to see our full list of members.

Membership benefits

  • Demonstrate Leadership
  • Raise your profile and promote your business
  • Influence Government policy and lead industry action
  • Stay one step ahead with a digest of the most up-to-date information
  • Attend a wide range of events to learn and network
  • Access an online library of resources and demonstrate thought leadership on Pinpoint
  • Access training and education
  • Be part of a global network 

Types of Membership

We welcome organisations and businesses of any size and sector that want to commit to improving the sustainability of their practices; the wide diversity of our membership is one of our key strengths. 

Standard membership

Full members receive the standard member benefits listed above. 

Gold Leaf membership

Gold Leaf membership is available to organisations who want to further demonstrate their commitment to UK-GBC and be seen by industry and government as playing a clear and leading role in the campaign for a sustainable built environment.

In addition to all of the benefits of standard membership, Gold Leaf members enjoy a range of enhancements:

  • Direct communications with the Chief Executive and Trustees.
  • Advance booking to a wide range of member events including technical seminars, task group report launches, consultation workshops and social and networking events. This includes a free place to most fee-paying member events.
  • Gold Leaf Members exclusive annual lunch with an influential speaker.
  • Introductions to other Gold Leaf members through Gold Leaf-only member networking events.
  • Scope for our CEO Paul King to participate in your corporate or sustainability events, as well as providing contributions to your sustainability report and relevant press releases.
  • Use of the Gold leaf member logo – be recognised for your commitment to the sustainability agenda and enjoy closer alignment with UK-GBC.
  • Profiling on website – with logo in the Member Directory.
  • Free inclusion for subsidiary companies – subsidiary companies can receive free Standard membership.
  • First opportunity on sponsorship and media options - (e.g. National and Trade press, activity programmes and Ecobuild).

Download the Gold Leaf brochure. For more information on the benefits of Gold Leaf membership, contact Jenny.Buckland@ukgbc.org  

The Gold Leaf members lunch was excellent. The opportunity to talk with Ministers is rare and speaks volumes about your great skill in engagement, the value it adds for us as members is huge.

Patrick Bellew, Principal, Atelier Ten

Associate membership*

Associate membership is specifically for trade associations, professional institutions and membership-based organisations.  Please contact Robert.Fordham@ukgbc.org for more details.

* Some benefit restrictions apply. 

Student membership

Student members receive our weekly news roundup and monthly newsletter. Student membership is FREE to those in full-time higher education. Download the Student Application Form here.

Membership benefits - the details

Demonstrate Leadership

Membership of UK-GBC sends a clear signal that your business takes sustainability seriously. All members sign a Statement of Member Commitment, promising continuous improvement in sustainability performance, which UK-GBC will help you to achieve and promote, no matter where you are on your sustainability journey.

Members can also become Champions for our online Pinpoint platform, whose  reviews and comments will be specially recognised and highlighted to all platform users as well as being identified as those of a UK-GBC member.

Raise your profile and promote your business

As a member, you are encouraged to demonstrate your commitment to UK-GBC by using the exclusive Member logo on corporate communications and your website, and by showcasing your work through a range of PR opportunities. Your company profile, publicly visible on our website, allows potential customers to learn about your sustainability commitment and your contribution to our campaign. You can raise your profile further by sponsoring specific UK-GBC activities, as well as upgrading to take advantage of the extra benefits of Gold Leaf Membership.

Influence Government policy and lead industry action

Our recommendations on government policy and industry practice have had a significant impact already. All that work is built upon the expertise within our diverse membership, and our track record means our members are viewed as key stakeholders for government departments in shaping future legislation and policy. As a member of UK-GBC, you can get involved in our priority areas of work, including ‘Task Groups’, joint government and industry workshops and by contributing to our consultation responses and unique policy positions.

Stay one step ahead with a digest of the most up-to-date information

We collate news, research and government policy announcements on a weekly basis and provide e-mail updates for members to help you stay ahead of any developments in green building.

We produce briefings on key policy issues and showcase examples of best practice across the industry for others to learn from.

Attend a wide range of events to learn and network

Our members enjoy a packed events programme including technical seminars, topical debates, tours of exemplar green buildings, and networking receptions. Members have the choice to attend on average two events per month. We will help you to connect and network with like-minded green building professionals from right across the built environment lifecycle. Our comprehensive programme of content and high quality speakers means you will always learn something new about the issues that matter to you most. There are also regular speaking opportunities for members.

Access an online library of resources and demonstrate thought leadership on Pinpoint

We campaign for consistency and reliability in sustainability information and encourage the sharing of data to understand the issues in a sustainable built environment. To consolidate the plethora of sustainability tools, courses and resources, we have developed the industry’s first online search engine, Pinpoint. This online platform combines access to sustainability tools, training & resources for professionals across the built environment, facilitates access to information and data sharing. Members use Pinpoint to add and disseminate their tools, promote training courses and position their organisation as thought leaders.

Access training and education

Sustainability is a complex subject and its application in the built environment is constantly changing. Through the UK-GBC's work on education we are improving awareness and understanding of sustainability across the industry and building the capacity of professionals to embed it in their decision making.

Our members are entitled to discounts on any UK-GBC education courses.

Be part of a global network

UK-GBC is part of a growing network of Green Building Councils across the globe. Our position within the World GBC network gives our members unique access to the global green building market and the opportunity to be part of our international efforts to promote the built environment as the most cost effective way to reduce carbon.

The launch of a new World GBC Europe Regional Network, chaired by UK-GBC Chief Executive Paul King, means that we are better placed than ever to shape forthcoming European policy and to share knowledge, contacts and training opportunities to the benefit of your business.

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