Collaborating and complementing one another’s efforts in addressing region-specific challenges and creating opportunities in green building.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – April 11, 2017 – Leaders of 12 national Green Building Councils in the Asia Pacific Region gathered together in Kuala Lumpur for the biannual meeting of World Green Building Council – Asia Pacific Network (WorldGBC-APN). The two-day WorldGBC-APN Mid-Year Meeting was hosted by the Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC). The WorldGBC APN Meetings serve as a powerful and collaborative platform for the APN network to exchange knowledge, ideas, solutions, work plans on the green transformation of markets in the region. It is also an opportunity where the green building leaders share the highlights of their councils and discuss the issues they are facing.
WorldGBC and APN Chair, Tai Lee Siang provided an inspiring opening message recalling how the organization evolved from being non-existent to becoming the global leader in green building and the source of knowledge and business strategies on sustainability. Currently there are 76 national GBCs worldwide – 39 Established Members, 11 Emerging Members and 29 Prospective Members.
WorldGBC Global strategy, governance, projects and events were provided by the WorldGBC staff. Among the project shared are: Better Places for People, Building Efficiency Accelerator and Net Zero.
The APN Regional Manager, Joelle Chen lead the discussion on the APN Strategy and workplan. Included in the agenda were regional and local issues such as raising the profile of the APN and capacity building strategies — revenue generation, members engagement and retention program. Some outcomes of the meeting include: development of a series of mini-reports of the Business Case for Green Buildings and the creation of a Regional Leadership Consortium led by the Established GBCs and regional partners.
The year-end APN Meeting will be hosted by the PHILGBC in November during the National Convention which included activities such as: CEO Forum, Green Building Tour, PHILGBC 10th year Gala Dinner, and the Building Green Conference.
The WorldGBC – Asia Pacific Network is composed of 15 national GBCs namely:
Green Building Council Australia
Hong Kong Green Building Council
Indian Green Building Council
Japan Sustainable Building Consortium
New Zealand Green Building Council
Malaysia Green Building Confederation
Philippine Green Building Council
Singapore Green Building Council
Taiwan Green Building Council
Green Building Council Indonesia
Korea Green Building Council
Pakistan Green Building Council
Kazakhstan Green Building Council
Green Building Council Sri Lanka
Vietnam Green Building Council