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Introduction to green building rating systems and the adoption of a net-zero model

Civil Society Pavilion

Place: Civil Society Pavilion

Date: 17 November 2022

Time: 9:00-10:00 Eastern European Time

Lead organisation(s): Egypt Ministry of Social Solidarity / Egypt Green Building Council


The Global Green Building movement catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. It aims at transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—through a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.

Green building rating tools – also known as certification – are used to assess and recognise buildings which meet certain green requirements or standards. Rating tools, often voluntary, recognise and reward companies and organisations who build and operate greener buildings, thereby encouraging and incentivising them to push the boundaries on sustainability. They kick-start the market by setting standards that then in turn elevate the ambition of government building codes and regulation, workforce training, and corporate strategies.

Rating tools vary in their approach and can be applied to the planning and design, construction, operation and maintenance, renovation, and eventual demolition phases of a green building. Rating tools can also differ in the type of buildings they are applied to, with specific tools or subsets of tools used for different building types such as homes, commercial buildings or even whole neighbourhoods.