A ‘green’ building is a building that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment. Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.
GBC CAM therefore is a call to duty – duty of spreading the gospel of the World Green Building Council.
There are a number of features which can make a building ‘green’. These include:
Any building can be a green building, whether it’s a home, an office, a school, a hospital, a community center, or any other type of structure, provided it includes features listed above.
However, it is worth noting that not all green buildings are – and need to be - the same. In the context of Cameroon, where the climate is tropical (rainy seasons and dry seasons only), the culture rich and diverse with a mix of about 250 indigenous populations (ethnic groups) and just as many cultures, the building typologies are also diverse. These populations are divided into 360 municipalities and 14 urban communities. The Green Building Council Cameroon (GBC CAM), will stand on the four pillars of sustainable development (Ecological responsibility, Social solidarity, Intercultural harmony and Economic efficiency) to ‘GREEN’ these municipalities and urban communities.