In line with GBCs globally, our Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC) unites key stakeholders - organisations, universities and experts into a broad Green Building Community.
The work which we started in 2009, as the Russian national representative at the time of the World GBC, continues alongside other National GBC’s using a systematic and science-based approach with several annual events in various formats. Russian specialists especially value the opportunity to exchange knowledge with other recognised global centres for sustainable construction - research centres, certification bodies, universities and manufacturers with whom we hold joint events and projects. This approach brings many players onto a level playing ground and welcomes newcomers to the global Green Building market and common goal of creating a sustainable living environment.
RuGBC is the leading industry association uniting commercial and non-commercial, academic and scientific-research organisations, specialists, experts, enthusiasts, engineers, architects, construction companies, students as well as building owners and facility managers. In order to bring together as many related industries, we have united with other industry associations, thus linking members through “associated membership” and creating a centre of competence.
We hold a register of specialists and developers, assessors and engineers for all types of green buildings.
Amongst our members are 200 leading and innovative companies - manufacturers, over 1,500 construction-related organisations, renewable energy companies, expert consultants, certification bodies, press and individuals.
RuGBC over its 10 years has developed numerous partnerships with the Federal and Regional State authorities, scientific and academic institutions as well as key environmental organisations.
RuGBC is developing educational programs - in 2019 in cooperation with the MGSU and 5 regional universities we opened a program for Masters level students for international green standards. Our members arrange many seminars, lectures and other types of training. Our Council is actively engaged in the formation of Building Regulations in the State Technical Committees of Rosstandard as well as supporting the development of several green building standards and rating tools. We are actively supporting innovation in the form of accelerators for greentech startups, research work (resident of Skolkovo) as well as working with other government development agencies.
RuGBC’s professional expert community includes over 200 prominent figures from various industries participating in various council projects, as well as a global community of thousands of specialists through our partner organisations.
Come and join us! For networking, knowledge exchange and to take part in our projects.
According to UN data, cities are responsible for three quarters of global emissions. Metapolicies use over two thirds of the world’s generated energy. The population of the planet Earth is growing and the devastating impact of civilization on the environment is becoming stronger. Construction at all its stages, starting from the manufacture of construction materials to the demolition of buildings are one of the most powerful anthropogenic factors that influence our environment.
Construction is an important economic driver, at the same time creating a product - new urbanized territories, infrastructure, energy supply systems etc. Their construction consumes huge volumes of an array of raw and construction materials, energy, water and other resources, which are extracted on an increasing scale, leading to the degradation of ecosystems.
As a result, agricultural land is diminishing in size, water and soil is becoming polluted, due to industry emissions and household waste accumulation, there is airbound pollution, gas and heat air emissions affecting solar radiation, weather patterns, annual wind and rain patterns. Construction works as such result in serious damage to the landscape, changing soil morphology, creating waste mountains, worsening of hydrological conditions, soil erosion and other negative environmental effects.
Toxic materials, non-sustainable transport, used in the construction process also damage the ecosystem. Energy consumption of many buildings during their operation is enormous. In other words, by creating more cities and settlements of all sizes and operating them as “business as usual”, we are killing the planet. If we continue building in the same manner, it will be insufficient to compete for renewable and alternative energy resources. Builders will completely crash our fragile future. What will the future world be like and will humans civilization exist?
The Social and Technological development of the environment in which we live, predominantly the urban environment combined with urban ecosystems have become the subject of new technological, innovational, methodological and sociological research. Programs for construction, regeneration, modernization and transformation of cities are increasing daily. Today enthusiasts and scientists, politicians and social activists, engineers and businessmen, designers and builders have started to dictate “sustainable” city development models and upgrades, supplying new demand which respect the achievements of past generations in a human and nature friendly manner.
RuGBC’s mission is to enhance and add value to the construction industry, with the aim of providing stronger, healthy and longer active lives for Russia’s inhabitants. We seek to provide integrated circular natural resource use models, providing future generations with a sustainable built environment.
Our goal and tasks include helping modernize the construction industry in accordance with green building principles, by creating standards, methods, design solutions, uniting supporters as well as the complex promotion of “green” technologies and solutions.
The Green Building Council Russia (RuGBC) was founded in 2009, aiming to develop the nascent green building market in Russia, uniting its members and promoting modern technologies and related knowledge. Building up awareness in the market was one of the most important of the Council’s achievements. Additionally much emphasis was placed to recognize and unite all practicing specialists of the green building sector, including builders, developers, architects, suppliers and material manufacturers, experts and many others.
The RuGBC launch initiative was led by its founder Guy Eames, at the time a researcher and environmental enthusiast, Yury Tabunchikov, Professor Marianna Brodach and other supporters.
That same year (2009) the first professional association of materials and technologies (used in green building) manufacturers, “GreenStroi”, was organized in the form of practical community. “GreenStroi” is a non-commercial organization which unites Russian manufacturers, producing construction materials and systems for complex solutions in housing development. “GreenStroi” is a practical community, integrator acting between materials manufacture specialists, engineering companies and construction organizations, all oriented towards on green building and using new technologies. “GreenStroi”’s founder is Dmitry Berezutsky, a “green” engineer and social activist, with the support of Russian State Corporation Rosnanotech.
As a result of lasting successful collaboration and creation of initial “green” building market in Russia, in 2018 these organizations merged de jure into a new Association for “Green Building” (the Green Building Council). What unites “GreenStroi” and RuGBC, is a focus for real projects and an expansion of the community of green-building members and supporters.
You can join the Green Building Council. To become a member, follow the link and fill in a small questionnaire.