The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles for protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability in the United Arab Emirates.

Since the inception of the EmiratesGBC in 2006, there has been significant change in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. We have been encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities. As part of this evolution, the EmiratesGBC has continued to develop as an organization. In 2009 the Board of Directors and related committees reviewed its Vision and Mission to better reflect what our members needed from us.