On November 12, in San Francisco, a new organization was formed – the World Green Building Council. Its purpose is to foster the development of national green building councils around the world to develop and promote standards, rating and certification systems, performance measures, technologies, products, and resources in green building and construction. Currently there are formal councils in the U.S, Japan, Spain and Korea.
A new website will help members communicate and will include a “tool kit” to provide a model for countries interested in forming their own national green building councils.
The next World Green Building Council meeting is currently scheduled to be held March 30-31, 2000 in Paris, France.