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The James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) Promotes and Inspires the Transformation to a Sustainable Built Environment. The JRGBC wants to create a positive impact on the region’s built environment by accelerating the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards

As buildings fundamentally impact peoples’ lives and the health of the planet, we strive to create a positive impact on the region’s built environment. Through the consensus process, and by drawing on the experience of stakeholders in the building industry, we will:
1. Promote cost effective design, construction and operation of buildings that are healthy places to live and work, environmentally responsible, and profitable.

2. Serve the James River Green Building Council members and our communities through development of industry standards, design practices and technologies, green building and design policy advocacy, information exchange, and education.

3. Encourage a widespread acceptance of LEED certified buildings as the regional standard.

The James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) wants to create a positive impact on the region’s built environment by accelerating the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards. We endeavor to move the green building industry forward with market-based solutions. The chapter’s membership is open and balanced and will be comprised of leaders and visionaries from all segments of the building industry, including product manufacturers, environmental organizations, building owners, building professionals, utilities, city government, research institutions, professional societies and universities. This type of representation provides a unique, integrated platform. The chapter’s growth and acceptance has grown with the following goals and strategies as a guiding framework.