Member benefits

Membership of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) demonstrates your commitment to improving the sustainability of the built environment. As a member, you join a progressive network of over 400 organisations that, between them, represent the full range of disciplines, spanning the entire value chain. We represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders striving for transformational change.

Our work brings together forward-thinking individuals and organisations to share best practice and learn from each other. We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping you to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions. 

For those organisations that aspire to sustainability leadership, our Gold Leaf membership category offers a range of enhanced benefits.

Member Benefits (standard)

Invest in your workforce

Through membership of UK-GBC, your organisation is investing in the knowledge and resilience of your workforce at a time of unprecedented change. Our experienced team produces regular updates to keep you up-to-date with the latest sustainability news and insights. Membership entitles you to receive our popular Friday news round-up email, monthly policy update and our member-led quarterly publication, The Knowledge.

UK-GBC also facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing through roundtables and working groups, and provides you with an online platform, Pinpoint, where you can access and share valuable case studies, articles and research.

Through UK-GBC membership, you  benefit from 50% off all of our industry-leading learning and development (L&D) programmes and events, as well as free access to a range of exclusive seminars throughout the year. You also receive access to the UK-GBC Sustainability Essentials e-learning course, with 20 complimentary places per year included as part of our standard membership package.

Expand your professional network

Membership allows you to expand your network of industry contacts through participation in our wide-ranging activities. We run a programme of members-only events carefully curated to facilitate business connections between our diverse group of members and thought-leaders, as well as enabling you to hear from subject-matter experts on a range of sustainability themes.

As a member, you are invited to put forward a representative on our Leaders’ Network - an exclusive group of CEOs and Board-level Executives whom we bring together for VIP events to share personal experiences and stories of sustainability leadership.

Through our own membership of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), we are also connected to another 75 Green Building Councils around the world, and through them to 32,000 member organisations. Our close working relationship with WorldGBC can provide opportunities for you to connect with influential organisations in new territories and to learn about international best practice. 

Shape best practice and demonstrate your leadership

Our team regularly runs focus groups, task groups and workshops to develop best practice guidance and policy recommendations on the issues affecting our industry. As a member, you are invited to participate in these sessions, giving you the opportunity to shape industry best practice and co-create viable solutions.

You are also granted discounted access to our unique programmes designed to develop and promote sustainability leadership. Our Future Leaders and Change Accelerator programmes provide insights, tools and structured learning, to place sustainability at the heart of your business’ leadership, developing both individuals and your organisation as a whole. For smaller organisations within our membership, we offer bursary places on these courses. 

Influence government policy

As a member, you are provided with regular opportunities to feed into sustainable built environment policy frameworks, and influence elected politicians and government officials at both a national and local government level.

Our experienced policy team is continuously looking for opportunities to represent our members’ interests and experiences, and to engage members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing green building policy. 

Raise your profile

As a UK-GBC member, you are able to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability through signing our member commitment. You are also able to raise your sustainability profile through the use of our member logo and the provision of a dedicated page on our website. We actively engage with your communications team, and can help your message reach a wide audience through our publications and digital channels.

Participation in our work provides the added value of raising the public affairs profile of your organisation. We also offer a range of attractive sponsorship opportunities to associate your brand with industry-leading events, projects and programmes. 

Member benefits at-a-glance

  • Stay up to date with evolving best practice sustainability solutions
  • Learn from both your clients, peers and suppliers about their own sustainability stories
  • Get discounted access to our Learning and Development programmes
  • Benefit from complimentary places on our e-learning course
  • Invest in your leaders through our unique leadership courses
  • Foster new ideas through our open innovation programmes
  • Receive timely industry updates and insights
  • Access a wide range of valuable resources
  • Influence national and local government policy
  • Expand your professional network and develop new relationships
  • Contribute to industry best practice
  • Link with us to boost your PR profile
  • Benefit from appearing on our online member directory

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Explore Gold Leaf Membership

Our Gold Leaf membership category offers enhanced benefits for organisations that aspire to sustainability leadership.

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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.

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