Virtual Learning Portfolio

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April 2, 2020


Education & Leadership



In this unparalleled situation relating to COVID-19, many of us are becoming adept at remote working. To support you to keep learning and connected, UKGBC has adapted its member L&D offer by making it 100% online and launching a number of new virtual learning offerings. You can access online learning in your own time and at your own pace, and connect with others to learn together and share good practice.

Find out more about our standard L&D programme here.


UKGBC Resource Packs 

Resource packs bring together important work to-date across UKGBC’s key areas of sustainability. Each resource pack is carefully curated to provide the context of the topic area, industry perspectives and ambitions, key components, the business case for change, best practice and future trends. Users are guided to key resources such as policy statements, guidance notes, ‘How To’ guides and frameworks.

Review at your own pace and refer back to time and again. With links to a wealth of resources, these pages will help recap or fill any gaps in knowledge on:

  • Climate Change
  • Resource Use
  • Nature & Biodiversity
  • Health & Wellbeing; and
  • Socio-Economic Impact

Access the resource packs here.

Course Mail

UKGBC’s Course Mail offers regular bite-size emails sent to your inbox weekly. The upcoming series focuses on Social Value, covering why consideration of social value is important in the built environment alongside implementation and measurement. The series will also share examples of what others are doing.

Access all course mail series here.

Sustainability Essentials – E-learning Module

Through videos, case studies and activities, this one hour awareness level course is the first step in the journey to understanding the significant impact that our buildings and infrastructure have on both people and the environment.

It will help you understand the actions you can take to support your organisation in its sustainability journey. For businesses, this course provides a valuable opportunity to raise awareness at scale across the organisation and ensure staff are informed of current issues and progressive solutions.

Sign up here.


Global Green Building: Virtual Learning Programme (February – March) 

Global Green Building is an online learning programme, developed by UKGBC in collaboration with World GBC available anywhere, in your own time. It aims to help those new to sustainability in the built environment understand what green building means along with key concepts like ‘net zero carbon’ and ‘circular materials use’. It explores how these concepts interact with each other, and how delivering them is essential to keeping our planet within 1.5 degrees of warming.

Find out more and sign up here.

Setting a net zero target (Wednesday 24th February )

Organizations are setting their own climate commitments and/or ‘net zero targets’ to embrace the upcoming change as the UK aims to reach net zero emissions by 2050. To support members on their journey towards net zero, this workshop will provide insights into the commitments which helps in navigating relevant third-party commitments.

More information here.

Reflections on 2020 – progress made in challenging times (Wednesday 31st March)

2020 was the year no one expected it to be, and all UKGBC events and courses were delivered online. This session will look back through our 2020 virtual sessions, giving insight into key learnings and explore how work across each of our topic areas is accelerating action on climate.

Register here.

Around the World in 80 Case Studies (Wednesday 7th April)

What are the most sustainable buildings and places being delivered right now across the globe? What could you learn from them to implement in your next project?

Sign up to learn from global case studies here.