The World Green Building Council’s Annual Report for 2016/17 outlines the major achievements of the organisation and its global network of Green Building Councils.
The report details the progress we have made as a movement over the past year, including putting in place Regional Heads in all five of our Regional Networks; providing thought leadership, global influence, research and resources through our global projects; reaching an estimated potential 24 million people through World Green Building Week 2017; and strengthening our governance to ensure that every member GBC has a voice in the organisation and our Board holds us to account on delivering our mission.
As our CEO Terri Wills and Chairman Tai Lee Siang remark in their foreword to this year’s report: “Looking back on the last year, we both are filled with amazement at the accomplishments of our movement in such a short time. We feel incredibly fortunate to work with such a passionate, inspirational, dedicated, action-oriented, diverse – and fun – global community. Never has there been a group of people better poised to transform the world’s built environment than today.”
Key statistics from the report include:
- 5 new net zero building certifications launched through our Advancing Net Zero project
- 1.24 billion m2 of green building space around the world certified by our member Green Building Councils
- 7 new members of WorldGBC staff, taking the number of employees up to 17 (from 10 at the end of 2016)
- 5 Regional Heads established, giving each region of WorldGBC local leadership
- 8 National Renovation Strategies launched in Europe, with support from the BUILD UPON project
- 31 countries making green building policy changes at either the city, regional or national level, with contributions from our GBCs.