The growth of Green Building Councils

The growth in the number of Green Building Councils (GBCs) and the impact this is having on the construction industry cannot be overlooked. As the UK Green Building Council celebrates its 5th birthday, Paul King talks to Skanska about the reason behind this growth and explains why the green agenda is here to stay.

“Green Building Councils (GBCs) have experienced exponential growth all over the globe with the number on the ground rising from just 26 to 90 councils in just five years” says King. “But what is perhaps most interesting about this is that growth has not been driven by government intervention. All GBCs have grown through grass-root private sector organisations led by the people who see the trend towards green buildings increasing and recognise the growing evidence of policy, regulation and customer demand for low carbon buildings.”

King believes that it is in fact the industry that is driving itself, moving at a speed that is one step ahead of government expectation.

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