Introduction

China Green Building Council of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (“China Green Building Council” for short and abbreviated as China GBC) is a subsidiary of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies and was incorporated with approval by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology and registration with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. It is an academic organization dedicated to research on theories and technology integration, which are best suited for Chinese reality, for green buildings and building energy efficiency, and to support the government in promoting the green building development in China.

The China GBC’s mission: in strict compliance with the Chinese Constitution, applicable laws, government regulations and policies, and the Charter of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies, to conduct academic discussions in open and liberal spirit, advance scholarship in adherence to the scientific development principle, engage in thorough research on theories and policies to promote green building and building energy efficiency in the context of the socialist market economy to better serve the country’s economic development, endeavor to construct a scientific system for green buildings and building energy efficiency that is best suited to Chinese reality, enhance efficiency in resource and energy use in China’s rapid urbanization, protect and improve human habitat, actively participate in international academic exchange, promote advancement of green building and building energy efficiency technology, support talent development and facilitate communication and collaboration for the development of green building and building energy saving cause in China.

China GBC’s organizational principle: dedicated to collaboration between the industry and academic community, focused on implementation, innovation, service to the industry, and democratic consultation.

China GBC’s Scope of Operation: conduct research on theories relating to green building and building energy saving, develop academic exchange and international cooperation, organize professional and technical training, compile academic publications, organize public outreach and education programs to promote knowledge of green buildings, and provide consulting services to relevant government departments and business entities.