Requirements of Membership

Thank you for considering joining our growing network. By joining as a member of the UK Green Building Council, you are making a statement that your organisation takes sustainability seriously and that you are actively participating in a network of organisations with whom you share expertise and collaboratively influence industry direction.

As such, UKGBC requires its member organisations to confirm their commitment to the following:


  1. UKGBC members must actively support the UKGBC mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained, repurposed, and operated.
  2. UKGBC members must take action to mitigate their organisation’s own contribution to climate change.

Organisations seeking to join UKGBC must demonstrate alignment with the above during the online application process, by providing links to a location on their company website where this is best demonstrated. For example, this might be the company mission statements, its sustainability strategy or reporting, examples or case studies of its work, projects, product or service offering etc. An alternative route is available to micro businesses who do not operate a website.

All UKGBC members are encouraged, but not required, to join the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign.

If you have questions about UKGBC’s membership requirements, please get in touch.

The fees

We have different fees depending on your organisation type. Business fee bands are determined by your UK annual turnover or value of assets under management / Gross Asset Value*.

Social Housing providers pay a fee based on annual turnover, with a capped rate at £2,912. Discounts of 50% on the standard rate are also offered to registered charities. Fixed fees are offered for Local Authorities, Universities, Government Departments, National Institutions, Professional Bodies and Trade associations.

* Property investors, investment trusts, Institutional investors, real estate businesses and REITS fees are based on the value of assets under management

Membership fees

Fee band Fee (ex VAT) Annual turnover Assets under management
1 £260 <£250k N/A
2 £624 £250k-£1m N/A
3 £1,914 £1-4m N/A
4 £2,132 £4-10m N/A
5 £3,640 £10-30m N/A
6 £5,408 £30-100m < £1bn
7 £8,736 £100 – 250m £1-1.5bn
8 £9,620 £250-500m £1.5-2bn
9 £12,012 £500m-1bn £2-5bn
10 £14,300 £1-2bn £5-8bn
11 £16,640 >£2bn >£8bn

Capped fees

Capped Fee
Public Institution/Government Department £2,912 (fixed rate)
Associate £1,248 (fixed rate)
Social Housing Provider £2,912 (capped)
Innovative Start Up £260 (fixed rate)
Local Authority £260 (fixed rate)
University £260 (fixed rate)
Registered Charity £2,912 (capped)

Upgrade fees

Upgrades & Partnerships
Keystone Member + £5,000
Project Partner + £5,000 – £10,000
Programme Partner + £25,000 – £30,000
Keystone Member Project Partner Programme Partner

Register with us before making an application

To start your application, you will need to register to use the login area of our website.  Once registered, having created your user password and been verified by email, you will be able to save and return to your application and come back to it at any time by going straight to log in. It’s easy and secure to register, when you click on the registration link below, a new tab will open and you will be prompted to enter your name and email address before the verification email is sent.

If you have any questions on the above, please get in touch.