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Logo of the World Green Building Council, which acts as an umbrella organization for existing, emerging and developing GBCs around the world

A Green Building Council (GBC) is a national non-profit, non-government organization that is part of a global network recognized by the World Green Building Council. A GBC's goal is to promote a transformation of the built environment towards one that is sustainable (buildings and cities that are environmentally sensitive, economically viable, socially just and culturally significant).[1]

List of recognised GBCsEdit

As of October 2012, there were at least 20 nations with established GBCs, seven recognized as "emerging" members, and dozens more in the development process.[2] As of Spring 2014 there were around 100 Green Building Councils at various stages of their development.[citation needed]

The Green Building Council Russia (RuGBC) formed in 2009 and is presently seeking Emerging Status.[citation needed] Growth in the CIS countries accompanies growth in the number of Green Construction projects in those countries, that is, those certified to LEED.[citation needed] or to BREEAM standard.

The 20 established councils are

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