WHAT IS THE LEBANON GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL?

The Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC) is an NGO that provides stewardship towards a sustainable built environment. It promotes, spreads and helps implement high performance construction concepts that are environmentally responsible, healthy and profitable. LGBC acts on market, educational, and legislative issues to achieve its goals.

 

 

WHY WAS LGBC CREATED?

Lebanon faces an urgent need to upgrade its built environment towards sustainability. Serious action must be taken to ensure that future construction growth in Lebanon complies with the principles of sustainable development. LGBC was chartered to take the lead to mobilize and guide all major players in the socio-economic and legislative arenas in order to secure full commitment to this goal.

 

Considering that Green Buildings lead to better resources management and energy efficiency, the strategic implications of this action are incommensurable taking into consideration the fact that Lebanon is endowed with few natural resources other than its fast dwindling natural capital.

 

 

WHO CAN JOIN THE LGBC?

All organizations and individuals from all walks of life are welcome to join the LGBC. Green Buildings are a national concern and therefore all the Lebanese society is a stake holder in this endeavour. The details of membership can be found on the LGBC application form.

 

 

IS THE LGBC PART OF THE USGBC?

The LGBC is not related to the USGBC or any other GBC around the world in any way whether legal or technical. The LGBC is planning to become an emerging member of the World GBC which is the umbrella organization for all national GBC around the world. Joining the LGBC does not entitle the member to any prerogatives with respect to other GBC.

 

 

HOW CAN WE / CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE LGBC?

LGBC has five committees to which those who like to contribute volunteer work can join according to their abilities and liking: 1) Awareness, 2) Education & Training, 3) Events 4) Membership & 5) Technical.

 

 

DOES THE LGBC ISSUE GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION LIKE

LEED, BREEAM OR OTHER?

In its mandate, LGBC will work on introducing a “Lebanese“ applicable certification and labeling of buildings. Any devised and suitable system shall have no relationship with LEED, Breeam or others certification model.

 

 

WHEN WILL A LOCAL GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION SYSTEM IS

AVAILABLE?

LGBC members are keen to prepare a certification system that will be widely applicable in Lebanon. Understanding the immense volunteer works rendered by our members, the hopes are to conclude such system within the coming two years.

 

In parallel, the LGBC whenever possible will be supporting projects which are implementing any of the International certification systems.

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF ONE SEEKS AN ARZ CERTIFICATION FOR A LOCAL BUILDING?

The party interested in a Arz Rating System certification can contact the LGBC for guidance, we will do our utmost to provide technical advice and guidance regarding the procedures to follow.

 

 

WHO IS MANAGING THE LGBC?

LGBC is a newly born organization. The current structure of its Board includes the founding members. Most of the Members of the Board of directors are also coordinators of the standing committees. In its bylaws, LGBC board members shall be elected by its membership and will serve for two years.

 

 

WHAT DO I BENEFIT FROM JOINING THE LGBC?

  • Access to information and stay current with changing industry trends and discover new methods for transforming the built environment.
  • Platform for networking and great opportunity to connect with peers.
  • Opportunity to play an active role in the advocacy of green buildings and environment care.
  • Participation in local activities and committees and addressing the needs and interest of green building professionals from a variety of disciplines.
  • Special discounts for LGBC programs, events and publications
  • Members News letters
  • Training Programs will offer an opportunity for members to be recognized as leaders in green building education.
  • Serve on a LGBC committee to shape the future of green building.
  • Participate in legislative outreach efforts and stay up to date with green building programs.

 

   

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Opening for a part time position: LGBC Administrator

 

Lebanon Green Building Council has an opening for a part time position “LGBC Administrator&

 

 

Wednesday, April 28th, 2014

LGBC - Newsletter Issue#2 - April 2014

 

Lebanon Green Building Council is pleased to provide you with its Second issue o

 

 

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

LGBC - Newsletter Issue#1 - JULY 2013

 

Lebanon Green Building Council is pleased to provide you with its first issue of our newsletter.