There are a whole host of benefits to being a member of the UK Green Building Council from advancing your organisation's sustainability journey to joining a global movement of over 100 Green Building Councils.
UK-GBC has two primary membership types Full and Gold Leaf membership. Detailed on this page are details of our full membership benefits offer. If you are interested in finding out more about the additional benefits Gold Leaf membership can offer please visit our page on Gold Leaf Membership.
Here are the top 10 reasons why your organisation should become a UK-GBC member:
1. Advance your organisation’s sustainability journey
Improve your organisation’s sustainability performance through our multidisciplinary Learning and Development programme, the use of peer support and collaboration, and access to our in-house expertise – through processes such as “Sustainability Journeys”.
2. Inform and influence Government policy through our campaigns and policy work
Our strong track record of impacting policy and industry practice means our members are viewed as key stakeholders by Government departments in shaping future legislation and policy. There are a number of ways members can get involved in our priority areas such as Task Groups, Parliamentary roundtables, consultation responses and advocacy letters to Government.
3. Educate your workforce through our Learning and Development programme
Designed by and for our members, our Learning and Development programme is multi-disciplinary, flexible and highly accessible - structured around different levels of learning to assist members no matter where they are on their sustainability journey. UK-GBC members benefit from discounted course fees, priority access and opportunities for bespoke learning.
4. Demonstrate your commitment to creating a more sustainable built environment
By signing the Member Commitment, our members agree to actively support and adhere to our vision for the built environment. Members can demonstrate their commitment through a range of UK-GBC activities and we encourage them to use our logo on their corporate communications and websites to allow potential customers to learn about their sustainability work and contribution to our campaign.
5. Develop sustainability leadership through our leadership programmes
Through our Future Leaders programme members can develop their leadership skills, and our exclusive Leaders’ Network allows senior business leaders from the built environment sector to collaborate, network, and share ideas and experiences.
6. Share best practice and access resources through our online search engine Pinpoint
Members have an integral role to play in our commitment to sharing industry best practice. Through our online search engine Pinpoint, members can add and disseminate their tools and resources, promote training courses, profile their organisation, and position their experts as thought leaders. Individuals from member organisations can also become “Pinpoint Champions”, meaning their reviews and comments on resources will be specially recognised and highlighted to all Pinpoint users.
7. Network with over 400 other member organisations
UK-GBC has a diverse membership of more than 400 organisations spanning the entire built environment industry, from both public and private spheres, as well as the third sector. We offer our members an unrivalled opportunity to connect and network with a variety of green building professionals through our wide range of events, policy work and our learning and development programme.
8. Attend over 40 exclusive industry events each year
Our members enjoy a packed programme of events from report launches and technical seminars, to green building tours and networking receptions. Our events feature high-profile, expert speakers and offer fantastic networking opportunities, allowing members to develop their knowledge of key issues and network with green building professionals. There are also regular speaking opportunities available to members.
9. Receive the latest industry news, policy and insights
We produce weekly updates on the latest news, opinion, research and Government announcements, as well as more in-depth monthly policy updates. This exclusive member benefit allows organisations to stay ahead of any developments in green building.
10. Join a global movement of more than 100 Green Building Councils
UK-GBC is part of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network, a global coalition of more than 100 national Green Building Councils around the world. Our link with WorldGBC gives our members unique access this global network of organisations, activities, and international events such as the UN climate negotiations.
Want to learn and network with others?
Attend a course or event
Our wide range of learning and development courses and events allows members to learn, influence and network with like-minded sustainability professionals from across the built environment industry.View the calendar