The Jordan Green Buildings Council (JGBC) was officially launched yesterday under the patronage of Princess Sumayyah bint Al Hassan and with USAID support, according to a release.
A representative from the Global Green Buildings Council participated in the launching event. "The importance of this occasion stems from the global movement that started over a decade ago, and has as of recently gained momentum in the architecture, environment, energy and water sectors. In Jordan, green building technologies are becoming a trend sought as a solution for economic and environmental challenges, and are considered a feasible economic solution that will enhance the national economy," it said. Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman and CEO of the US Green Buildings Council, said: "The tremendous leaps that Jordan has taken to enhance its green agenda, is in itself a strong testimony
of the cooperative relationship between the public and private sectors. Innovative ideas, products and projects under execution in Jordan, have lately gained global attention."