Chile Green Building Council achieves Established GBC Status
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The Chile Green Building Council (Chile GBC) has achieved Established Green Building Council (GBC) status, the top tier of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) membership.
Previously an Emerging GBC, the second tier of WorldGBC membership, Chile GBC has now progressed in its green building journey to become Established. This has been achieved in light of its continued efforts to demonstrate exceptional leadership within the building and construction industry, whilst growing and educating the Chilean market, and acting as the primary source of information and collective action on sustainable building in the country.
WorldGBC defines an Established GBC as a fully developed and operational organisation that is running impactful green building programmes of work—delivering change on a national level, and embracing best practice governance, accountability and transparency.
María Fernanda Aguirre, CEO of Chile GBC, said: “For Chile Green Building Council, both the staff and our partners and collaborators, this achievement inspires us and encourages us to work even more intensively than we have already been doing in these 10 years of existence, training professionals, generating public-private alliances, creating innovative projects and being local benchmarks in sustainable construction. This announcement has come at a precise moment – in our 10th anniversary – as it gives us a regional leadership position that invites us to collaborate in a multisectoral way, so that the construction industry grows within the framework of sustainable development.”
Dominika Czerwinska, Membership and Regional Networks Director, WorldGBC said: “I am delighted to welcome Chile GBC to the leaders’ league of GBCs globally. Their attainment of WorldGBC’s highest member status is due to their dedication to growing a strong, local market for sustainable buildings and a powerful members network. They send an inspiring message to all global markets who are on this journey.”
Chile Green Building Council is a non-profit organisation that aims to promote and boost sustainable construction and development, technological innovation, efficient use of energy and construction materials in order to improve the quality of life and health of people and communities.
Chile GBC rejoins WorldGBC’s Americas Regional Network of 15 Green Building Councils.