The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC)was formed in 2006 to support the United Arab Emirates in its goal to be a global leader for sustainability in the built environment. Globally, EmiratesGBC represents the UAE on the World Green Building Council and supports the MENA Network of Green Building Councils. Locally, the organization serves the industry and its members by: •Serving as a catalyst for collaboration and a hub for excellence to promote sustainability of the built environment. •Providing resources and information to those active in the sustainable buildings sector. •Influencing policy and regulation related to sustainable building environments. •Providing the link between international green building movements and local industry