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The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is a United Kingdom membership organisation, formed in 2007, which aims to 'radically transform' the way that the built environment in the UK is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.
The council is concerned about the environmental impact of buildings and infrastructure on the environment, in particular the use of water, materials, energy, the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, and the health of building occupants.
The organisation was founded in the autumn of 2006 and launched in February 2007 in response to the 2004 Sustainable Building Task Group Report Better Buildings - Better Lives, which recommended the UK Government should "review the advisory bodies concerned with sustainable buildings to simplify and consolidate them and to provide clear direction to the industry" (para 1.8, p. 7).
Its first CEO was Paul King (formerly head of campaigns at WWF), who filled the role from its inception until December 2014, when he was succeeded by the current CEO, Julie Hirigoyen. In February 2023, the UKGBC confirmed Smith Mordak as its new CEO from 1 June 2023.
UKGBC is a charitable organisation, and - through the World Green Building Council - is part of a global network of like-minded organisations in almost 80 countries. Its headquarters is at The Building Centre in London.
See also Edit
- Seager, Ashley (28 February 2007). "Construction sector rises to challenge of building eco-friendly homes of the future". The Guardian.
- Better Buildings - Better LivesNational Archives. Accessed: 21 July 2015.
- Pitt, Vern (11 December 2014). "Interview: Paul King". Building. UBM. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
- Wilson, Robyn (January 2015). "JLL UK head of sustainability Julie Hirigoyen appointed UK Green Building Council chief". Construction News.
- "Smith Mordak confirmed as new chief executive of UKGBC". Housing Digital. 21 February 2023. Retrieved 21 February 2023.