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  • Green shovel | Grænni byggð GBCI

    The Green Shovel Award Tilnefnið hér til Grænu skóflunnar 2024! The Green Shovel Award was awarded for the first time on Green Building Day 2022. It is a recognition of a structure that has been built with an excellent ecological and sustainable focus. The award has its roots in action 6.9. in the Roadmap to Green Building Construction 2030 (6.9. í Vegvísi að vistvænni mannvirkjagerð 2030 - in Icelandic): About the Award Last winter, a competition took place among the students of the Iceland University of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) to design the prize. Hekla Dís Pálsdóttir won that competition, and the prize was based on her design. In 2022, the prize was made of Icelandic graystone. Arngrímur Guðmundsson was in charge of preparing working drawings, Steinsmiðjan was in charge of cutting the graystone, and Stálnaust did the water-cutting. 2023 Opið var fyrir tilnefningar mannvirkja til Grænu Skóflunnar frá því í lok apríl til 15. ágúst. Mörg framúrskarandi verkefni voru tilnefnd í ár, og voru mannvirkin fjölbreytt, allt frá stórum stofnunum til tilraunakenndra smáhýsa. Dómnefnd var skipuð stjórn Grænni byggðar, og voru verðlaunin veitt á Degi Grænni byggðar í lok september. ​ Í niðurstöðu dómnefndar segir um mannvirkið: Þessi bygging bar af. Allt frá upphafi markaðist hönnun mannvirkisins af sjálfbærni, hvort sem litið er til framkvæmda- eða rekstrartíma. Áhersla var lögð á efnisval, innivist, orkumál og góða umhverfisstjórnun. Lífsferilsgreiningar og líftímakostnaðargreiningar voru notaðar við ákvarðanatöku í hönnun. Dagsbirtugreiningar voru framkvæmdar ásamt hljóðvistagreiningum. Sem dæmi má nefna að hljóðverkfræðingur skoðaði sérstaklega kröfur um hljóðvist fyrir notendur með sérstakar heyrnar- og samskiptaþarfir. Segja má að einstakur metnaður hafi verið lagður í að tryggja vellíðan vistmanna samhliða því að draga úr neikvæðum umhverfisáhrifum byggingarinnar. Það var mikill samrómur innan dómnefndar og ég held að við séum sammála um að hér sé á ferðinni verkefni sem sýnir: • Framúrskarandi hönnun • Fer lengra en að uppfylla bara skilyrði • Setur ný viðmið fyrir aðbúnað hjúkrunarheimila með vistvænum áherslum • Tryggir samfélagslega sjálfbærni ​ Mannvirkið se m hlaut Grænu skófluna árið 2023 er Móberg - hjúkrunarheimili í Árborg. Móberg er í eigu Sveitarfélagsins Árborg og Heilbrigðisráðu neytisins, og er rekið af HSU. ​ Að hönnun og framkvæmd stóðu eftirtaldir aðilar: ​ → Umsjón hönnunar og framkvæmda: FSRE → Arkitektar: Urban arkitektar ehf. og Loop Architects (DK) → Verkfræðihönnun: Verkfræðistofa Reykjavíkur ehf. → Rafkerfahönnun: Liska ehf. → Ljósvistarhönnun: Liska ehf. → Brunahönnun: Mannvit hf. → Landslag: Hornsteinar arkitektar ehf. → Hljóðhönnun: Brekke Strand (NO) → BREEAM: EFLA hf. → Algild hönnun og ráðgjöf: Harpa Cilia Ingólfsdóttir → Aðalverktaki: Eykt ehf. Hönnunargögn og lýsing 2022 Early this summer, the nominations for the award were opened. Numerous nominations were received from various sources across the country, and the nominations spanned a very wide range of civil engineering, from smaller bridge projects, single-family houses and extensions, to large-scale service facilities and apartment buildings. After a review by a jury, which, this time, was made up of the board of Green Building Council Iceland, one structure was chosen to receive the prize. The jury felt this project stood out quite a bit in many areas. What the jury's verdict said about the structure: During the preparation of the structure, care has been taken in setting goals for the project, both in terms of the social activities that the structure accommodates and the specifications that should be included in its design. When solving the design, a life cycle analysis (LCA) was used for the structure as a whole, which supports the credibility that the building is environmentally friendly and prevents greenwashing. A comparison of the environmental impact of building materials was also made, and the designers' choice of materials was based on its results, which shapes the building's overall and natural appearance. The construction instructions and the project's goals were reflected in the contractor's work and the owner's follow-up with BREEAM certification of design and construction will confirm how the project's sustainability goals will be achieved. The project was a renovation of an older building, where every effort was made to make the best use of the existing concrete structure. This ensured that the construction process was easier than otherwise and prevented the unnecessary production and transportation of new building materials. As such, the building is a worthy model for future reconstructions of older structures. The structure that received the Green Shovel in 2022 is the Brákarborg preschool in Reykjavík at Kleppsvegi 150-152. Brákarborg is owned by the City of Reykjavík . ​ The following parties were responsible for the design and implementation: → Arkís arkitektar ehf. ; → Efla hf. supervised the life cycle analyses (LCA); → Arkamon ehf. was in charge of structural design; → Teknik verkfræðistofa ehf. designed the piping; → Liska ehf. designed the electrical system and lighting; → Kanon arkitektar ehf. were in charge of landscape design; → fire design was in the hand of Mannvit hf. ; → the contractor was Þarfaþing hf. ; → BREEAM certification was under the supervision of Verkís hf. Design data and description

  • Events | Grænni byggð GBCI

    Past events - 2021 Nordic GBC Webinar #3: Renovation of buildings and the Circular Economy 30/09/2021 The webinar was organised by Green Building Council Denmark within the Nordic Green Building Councils Network initiative. Arnhildur Pálmadóttir (architect at sap architects) and Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir (the board member of Green Building Council Iceland and Docent at the University of Iceland) represented Green Building Council Iceland. Among other things, they presented a new BM Vallá's project on circular concrete. Slides from the event (in English) are available here: ​→ Introduction to circular economy (Lau Raffnsøe, Technical director, Green Building Council Denmark) ; ​→ Sweden: Recycle and reuse an entire building (Magnus Tengberg, Head of real estate, Gothenburg Region, Vasakronan) ; → Norway: First circular building (Trond Simonsen, Manager sustainability, Entra ASA) ; → Finland: Circular approaches to planning in Hartaanselänranta, Oulu (Tuuli Kassi, Circular economy specialist/Architect, Ethica Finland) ; → Iceland: Circular concrete (Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, Architect, sap architects & Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir, Docent, the University of Iceland) ; → Denmark: Construction waste reused as resources in new constructions in the initiative City Loop (Klaus Kellermann, Sustainability architect, Roskilde Municipality). Nordc GBC Webinar #3 Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 2021 27/09/2021 The conference Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 2021 was held on September 27, 2021, at 8-13. The event took place in English. Further information can be found here . Live video here: Agenda: ​→ Moderator's welcome (Sigríður Ósk Bjarnadóttir, Board member of Green Bulding Council Iceland); ​→ Opening words (Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Social Affairs in Iceland); → On time and water (Andri Snær Magnason, Writer); → Oslo: How to reduce GHG emissions by 95% by 2030? (Heidi Sørensen, Director of Oslo’s Climate Agency); → European Commission: Construction products regulation and Environmental product declarations (Tapani Mikkeli, Head of Sector, Sustainable Construction, European Commission, DG GROW); → Status and current issues from academia (Jukka Heinonen, Professor, University of Iceland and Aalto University in Finland); → Status and current issues from authority (Kristina Einarsson, Boverket, Sweden & Luzie Rück, Bolig- og Planstyrelsen, Denmark); → Status and current issues from industry (Björt Ólafsdóttir, Real Estate Developer, Iða and former Minister of the Environment in Iceland) ; → Implementation of limit values in the Netherlands (Jos Verlinden, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Netherlands) ; → Limit values in the Nordic countries (Matti Kuittinen, Senior advisor, Ministry of the Environment in Finland) ; ​ → Roundtable discussion: Limit values and Nordic harmonisation 20-24/09/2021 World Green Building Week 2021 In September every year, the so-called "Green building week" is organized by the World Green Building Council. This year, the main topic is "Building resilience", which deals with how to build resilience in the built environment. More information about the event can be found here . Green Building Day 2021 02/09/2021 The annual Green Building Day was held in IÐNÓ this year on Thursday, 2nd September. The talks were given by leading professionals in design, planning and civil engineering, where sustainability in the built environment will be the guiding principle. The event was held in Icelandic but two presentations was given in English. Unfortunately, the recording of the meeting was lost and streaming is not available this year. ​Facebook event can be found here . ​ Agenda: Moderator : Elín Hirst Opening speech : Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland ​→ Catastrophic warming as an icentive for change (in English) (Jukka Heinonen, Professor, Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, the University of Iceland); ​ Jukka Heinonen's presentation: ​ ​→ Græn framtíðí í Hafnarfirði (Rósa Guðbjartsdóttir, Mayor of Hafnarfjörður); ​→ Tækifæri og áskoranir við það að fjármagna grænni byggð (Kristrún Tinna Gunnarsdóttir, Head of Strategy & Sustainability, Íslandsbanki); ​→ Grænþvotturinn leysir ekki loftslagsmálin (Þorsteinn Víglundsson, CEO, Hornstein ehf); ​→ Kynning á fagviðurkenningunni Græna skóflan (Ragnar Ómarsson, Chairman of the Green Building Council Iceland board); ​→ The change that has taken place in the Norwegian construction industry in terms of sustainability, and the drivers behind this change (á ensku) (Marit Kindem Thyholt, Chief adviser on climate and environment, Skanska); ​ Marit Kindem Thyholt's presentation: ​→ Grænir hvatar í tengslum við uppbyggingu og rekstur fasteigna með fókus á atvinnuhúsnæði (Friðjón Sigurðarsson, Executive director, Reitir); ​→ I nnri og ytri hvatar í umhverfismálum (Hrólfur Karl Cela, Architect, Basalt); ​→ Byggjum grænni framtíð, samstarfsverkefni stjórnvalda og hagaðila byggingariðnaðarins um vistvænni mannvirkjagerð (Þóra Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Specialist, Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun). 03/06/2021 Morning meeting - Energy transition at the construction site On June 3, Grænni organized an exciting seminar in collaboration with Landsvirkjun, Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun, and Green Energy. The topic of the seminar was energy transition at the construction site. The live video can be found here (in Icelandic ). Nordic GBC Webinar #2: How can we half emissions from construction in two? 27/05/2021 The webinar was organized by the Norwegian Green Building Council with the Nordic GBC Network initiative. Recordings of the presentations are available here: → Our sector as a solution to the Paris Agreement ( Katharina Th. Bramslev, CEO, Norwegian Green Building Council ) → Marked initiatives and common practice in our countries ( CEOs from the GBCs in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland ) → Concrete goes low carbon in Denmark ( Jan Søndergaard Hansen, Managing director, Unicon A/S ) → Nordic collaboration for low carbon construction ( Matti Kuittinen, Senior advisor, Ministry of the Environment in Finland ) → Low carbon dwellings in Iceland ( Benedikt Ingi Tómasson, General manager, Vistbyggð ) → Lidl Visby and Noll CO2- why and how? ( Mattias Tas, Sustainability manager, Lidl ) Annual Green Building Council Iceland Meeting 21/04/2021 The meeting agenda depends on the general meeting duties according to the GBCI's bylaws and was as follows: 1. The board's report on the GBCI's work in the past year. 2. The board's work plan for the next working year. 3. The board's budget for the following operating year. 4. Invoice submission. 5. Proposals and changes to the GBCI's bylaws. 6. Election of the board of directors. 7. Inspectors' remuneration (cf. Article 9) 8. Other matters. ​ Minutes of the general meeting can be found here (in Icelandic) . Nordc GBC Webinar #2 Strategy meeting with GBCI' partners 17/03/2021 Lectures on sustainability in the construction industry 10/2020-02/2021 IĐAN educational centre and Green Building Council Iceland organised a series of lectures on the sustainability of the construction industry: 1. BYKO's sustainability and environmental strategy. 2. Purchase of building materials and Iceland's first Swan-certified residential building. 3. Swan-certified Kársnes School and Húsasmiðinn's environmental policy. 4. Socially certified Selfoss and vision of sustainability. 5. Innivist and the "unsustainable generation". 6. Garbage as a resource and reuse of structures. See all the lectures that have been given and recordings from them (in Icelandic ) on the IDUNNAR website here.

  • Before 2021 | Grænni byggð GBCI

    Past events - Before 2021 The renovation of Swan-certified office building 12/11/2020 On September 18, Reitir received a Swan certification for the renovation of the Environment Agency's (Umhverfisstofnun) office building at Suðurlandsbraut 24. The construction was the first to receive certification according to Swan standards for environmentally certified renovations. During the briefing, the experience and lessons learned from the project were reviewed. The moderator was Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir, manager of Green Building Council Iceland. Slide presentations from the meeting can be found below (in Icelandic ): → Svansvottaðar endurbætur - hver eru viðmiðin fyrir vottun (Guðrún Lilja Kristinsdóttir, Team leader, Umhverfisstofnun); → Lærdómur eiganda hússins (Íris Þórarinsdóttir, Environmental manager, Reitir); → Reynsla framkvæmdaraðila (Þráinn Fannar Gunnarsson, Project manager, THG arkitektar). ​ Office of the Environment Agency - video with the Director General Green operation of apartment buildings at the Living better conference 31/10/2020 Green Building Council Iceland gave a presentation on the Green operation of apartment buildings at the Living better conference on health and environmental issues. Housing associations can have a very positive impact on the environment, whether it is related to maintenance, waste management, common property, transport or gardening. Þórhildur Fjóla and Elísabet Sara tell about the many ways you can go, and some advice is also relevant for those who live in a single-family house, two-family house or three-family house. The lecture was prepared based on the guidelines for Green apartment buildings that GBCI prepared in 2019 (available here - in Icelandic ). The presentation can be watched here: Green bonds and real estate 28/10/2020 Morning session on the value of environmentally certified buildings for investors, was organised in collaboration with IcelandSif. Þórhildur Kristjánsdóttir, CEO of GBCI, opened the meeting and introduced different certifications, e.g. BREEAM, Leed and the Swan. Members from both Regin and Reitum review their experience with such certificates - their advantages, disadvantages and benefits for property owners. Gréta Þórsdóttir Björnsson, architect at the Environment and Planning Department of the City of Reykjavík also gave a talk. Slide presentations (in Icelandic ) can be found below: → Vottanir bygginga (Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir, Green Building Council Iceland); → BREEAM vottun (Baldur Már Helgason og Sunna Hrönn Sigmarsdóttir, Reginn); → Reynsla Reita af Svansvottun endurnýjunar skrifstofuhúsnæðis (Einar Þorsteinsson, Reitir); → Reynsla Reykjavíkurborgar ( Gréta Þórsdóttir Björnsson, Reykjavík City's Department of Environment and Planning). Annual Green Building Council Iceland Meeting 11/09/2020 The GBCI general meeting was held on Friday, September 11 at 12-2 pm in Hannesarholt, Grundarstíg 10. The usual general meeting activities took place. ​ The meeting minutes can be found here. Green Building Day 2020 10/09/2020 The annual Green Building Day was held in Reykjavík City Hall's Tjarnarsal on Thursday, September 10, 2020. As in previous years, interesting talks were given by leading professionals from the fields of design, planning and civil engineering, where sustainability in the built environment will be the guiding principle. Among the speakers is the Norwegian architect Tine Hegli, who can be considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of carbon-neutral design. Facebook event can be found here . ​ Full live video can be found here. Slides and presentation recordings can be found below. The event was held in Icelandic with one presentation in English. Agenda → Welcoming (Moderator, Kristjana Ósk Jónsdóttir, GBCI Board member and marketing director, Reitir) ; ​ → Opening speech (Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Ministry of Housing in Iceland); → Carbon neutral buildings ( in English; video recording is missing ) (Tine Hegli , Architect, Snøhetta and professorr, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design) ; ​ → Grænni byggingar hjá borginni (Dagur B. Eggertsson, the Mayor of Reykjavík); ​ → Reynsla verktaka af BREEAM (Bjarma Magnúsdóttir, Project manager, ÍAV); → Græn skuldabréf og fasteignir (Hrefna Ösp Sigfinnssdóttir, Managing Director, Landsbankinn); → Umhverfisstefna BYKO (Sigurður Brynjar Pálsson, CEO, BYKO); → Aðlögun að loftslagsbreytingum með grænum lausnum (Halldóra Hreggviðsdóttir, General manager and founder, Alta); → Kolefnisspor viðmiðunarhúss á Íslandi (Ólafur H. Wallevik, Professor, Háskólinn í Reykjavík and Director of the Construction Industry Laboratory, NMÍ); → Vistvænn vegvísir fyrir byggingariðnaðinn (Þóra Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Specialist, Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun); → Vistvottun skipulags (Íris Þórarinsdóttir, Environmental manager, Reitir); → Loftslagsáskorun arkitekta (Björn Guðbrandsson, Architect, ARKÍS); → Grænni byggð og loftslagmálin (Ragnar Ómarsson, Construction engineer, Verkís and chairman of the GBCI Board); Nordic Climate Forum for Construction 27/08/2020 Nordic Climate Forum for Construction was held online on August 27, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Icelandic time. It was organised by Trafik-, Bygge and Boligstyrelsen in Denmark in collaboration with other housing and infrastructure organizations in the Nordic countries, The Swedish Life Cycle Center in Sweden and the Nordic Council of Ministers. Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun (HMS) is the Icelandic partner in this Nordic collaboration. Its purpose was to have a conversation about how the Nordic countries can better control the environmental impact of the construction industry and reduce emissions from construction. The detailed agenda can be found here . The presentation recordings are available here . Rafhjólavæðingin - Hádegisfundur 25/08/2020 Græna Orkan, GBCI, and Hjólafærni hosted a lunch meeting on the electric bike market in Iceland at Green Energy (Orkustofnun). The event was held in Icelandic. Moderator : Anna Margrét Kornélíusdóttir, Project manager, Græna Orkan. Agenda: → Reynslan hjá Reykjavíkurborg (Kristinn Eysteinsson, Project manager, Reykjavíkurborg); → Rafhjólareynslan hjá Norðurorku (Erla Björg Guðmundsdóttir, HR manager, Norðurorku); → Örflæði: Lítill mótor fyrir stuttar ferðir (Jökull Sólberg Auðunsson); → Aðstaða við verslunar- og þjónustukjarna (Baldur Már Helgason, Managing director, Reginn); → Rafhjól: Þjónn á þeytingi (Sesselja Traustadóttir, Hjólafærni). ​ Upptökur frá viðburðinum : Morning talk: Travel habits in urban environment after Covid 19 23/06/2020 The event was held in Icelandic. Agenda: → Skipulagsmál, loftslagsmál og endurskoðun langtímamarkmiða eftir Covid19 (Hrafnhildur Bragadóttir, Skipulagsstofnun); → Hvað segja tölurnar um ferðavenjur á höfuðborgarsvæðinu (Daði Baldur Ottósson, EFLA); → Græni stígurinn í Græna treflinum (Þráinn Hauksson, Landslag); → Sveigjanlegri ferðavenjur og grænir innviðir (Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir, Mannvit); → Kófið, lýðheilsan og skipulagsmálin (Matthildur. Kr. Elmarsdóttir, Alta). Leap towards sustainability after Covid19 15/05/2020 GBCI had a tpresentation on Green infrastructure (Grænir innviðir) at the climate strike's lunch meeting on Leap towards sustainability after Covid19. ​ The presentation can be found here (in Icelandic ). 07/05/2020 BREEAM - Annexe Green Building Council Iceland presented a summary of the results of research projects on the BREEAM certification system and ideas from the BREEAM - IS annexe. BREEAM in the UK has approved this work and will review the GBCI 2020 proposals. Sustainability in the construction industry - Course 29/04/2020 The course was held in Icelandic by IĐAN in cooperation with Green Building Council Iceland. There are four lectures which were: → Sjálfbærni í mannvirkjagerð - almenn yfirferð ( Ragnar Ómarsson); → Stig - Ný sjálfbærni viðmið Evrópusambandins (Levels) (Ragnar Ómarsson); → Bundið - kolefni (Embodied carbon) (Ragnar Ómarsson); → Hringrásarhagkerfið í byggingariðnaði - áskoranir og möguleikar (Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir). The 10th anniversary of Green Building Council Iceland! 24/02/2020 Presentations (event held in Icelandic ): → Niðurstöður rannsóknarverkefna Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir); → Myndir frá starfinu við ávarp frá Hlökk Theodórsdóttur → Loftlsagsmál og byggingar (Harpa Birgisdóttir). Morning meeting: Icelandic glulam, wooden buildings and furniture 05/12/2019 The morning meeting was organised in Hafnarborg (Strandgatu 34, Hafnarfjörður). The moderator was Ragnar Ómarsson, chairman of Green Building Council Iceland and construction engineer at Verkís. The event was held in Icelandic. The Facebook event can be found here. Agenda: → Umhverfisáherslur fyrir byggingar í Hafnarfirði (Sigurður Haraldsson, Chairman of Hafnarfjörður Environment and Planning Department); → Framleiðsla á límtré úr íslensku timbri - niðurstöður rannsókna (Logi Unnarson Jónsson, Construction engineer, LímtréVírnet); → Hönnun timburbygginga á Íslandi (Sigurður Einarsson, Architect, Batteríið arkitektar); → Timburbyggingar (Svava Björk Hjaltalín Jónsdóttir, Architect) → Að hanna húsgögn úr íslensku timbri (Björn Steinar Blumenstein, Designer) → Staða nytjaskóga á Íslandi (Hlynur Gauti Sigurðsson, CEO, Landsambands skógareigenda). Conference - Indoor air quality, energy efficiency and environmental certification 14/11/2019 GBCI's autumn conference on indoor air quality, energy efficiency and eco-certification (in Icelandic) . See event on Facebook here . Agenda: → Af hverjum erum við hér í dag? Áskoranir varðandi loftræstingu og orkunýtni (Björn Marteinsson, Associate professor, Háskóli Íslands); → Orkuhermun og Raunnotkun – Er gott samhengi þar á milli? (Sveinn Áki, Engineer, VSB Verkfræðistofa); → Loftræstilausnir í BREEAM verkefnum (Brynjar Örn Árnason, Engineer; EFLA); → Loftræsting og loftgæði í skólum: Svansvottaðurskóli á Íslandi (Alma Dagbjört Ívarsdóttir, Engineer, Mannvit); → Áherslur Betri Bygginga (Ólafur H. Wallevik, Director of the Construction Industry Laboratory, NMÍ); → SIMIEN Orkuútreikningar fyrir BREEAM verkefni (Bjartur Guangze Hu, Engineer, VSÓ Ráðgjöf); → Betri byggingar (Sylgja Dögg Sigurjónsdóttir, Construction engineer, EFLA); → Rekstur loftræstikerfa og orkunýtni á Íslandi (Karl H. Karlsson, Blikksmiðjan and HR). Workshop on BREEAM 31/10/2019 Workshop on BREEAM in the context of Icelandic conditions. How is adaptation to local conditions generally managed? What is the experience with BREEAM in Iceland and how can the requirements of BREEAM be adapted to Icelandic conditions? Experts shared their experience with BREEAM and how its requirements can be met, taking into account Icelandic conditions. This was a closed workshop among members of the Green Building Council Iceland. Educational session on BREEAM 31/10/2019 GBCI organised a meeting with BREEAM expert Glen Watts in the Verkís office. The discussion included trends and trends in new construction and in-use versions of BREEAM environmental certification and how BREEAM adapts to Icelandic conditions. BREEAM is one of the world's best-known and most widely used environmental certification systems. The system covers many factors related to the impact of a building on the environment, but the number of Icelandic buildings with BREEAM certification is increasing rapidly every year. ​ See the Facebook event here . What to do with the methane? 23/10/2019 Græna orkan, Green Building Council Iceland and Orkustofnun organised a lunch event entitled "What to do with the methane?" Wednesday, October 23. Ways to increase the utilization of methane in this country, and its role in the energy exchange, were discussed, especially in light of the planned increase in its production. Also, Sorpa's gas and composting plant was introduced. The chairperson was Fundarstjóri var Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir, CEO of GBCI. The event was held in Icelandic. The prelegents were as follows: → Björn Halldórsson, Managing director, Sorpa; → María Jóna Magnúsdóttir, Executive director, Bílgreinasambandsins; → Hafsteinn Helgason, Head of development, EFLA; → Auður Nanna Baldvinsdóttir, Business development manager, Landsvirkjun and the chairman of the GBCI Board; → Guðmundur B. Friðriksson, Office manager, Office of Environmental Quality at the City of Reykjavík. Morning talk on the school grounds design for ecological transport 18/10/2019 Agenda (presentations in Icelandic ): → Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir - the transportation specialist at Mannvit Verkfræðistofa presented a presentation based on data from and work with Reykjavík City's Cycling Plan. → Herborg Árnadóttir from Alta ráðgjöf delivered a talk based on his project on active transport from the point of view of the movement and how to design an urban environment that encourages it. → Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson from Teiknistofunni Storð gave a talk titled "The school site from the children's point of view - School site design and sustainable transport ". Hermann recently defended his Master's thesis in planning studies on the environment of preschools and the effects of built density on preschool sites. → Dagur Bollason from GBCI discussed what the involvement of administrative and planning authorities can be to better foster sustainable transport at all school levels. Morning talk on Swan certification 31/05/2019 Agenda (presentations in Icelandic ): → Guðrún Lilja Kristinsdóttir from the Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) discussed the Swan certification for Icelandic buildings in general. Umhverfisstofnun is working on Swan certification for the renovation of its office building owned by Reitir. → Finnur Sveinsson reviewed the experience of using the Swan certification both in his own single-family house and also the experience with the IKEA block that recently received Swan certification. → Björn Marteinsson from the University of Iceland (Háskóla Íslands) reviewed the energy solution that was chosen for Finnur and Þórdís' house (above). → Rakel Sif S. Thorarensen newly graduated construction technician, delivered a talk on construction waste in the context of a Swan-certified building. Morning talk on Oakland EcoBlock 30/04/2019 Gregory Thompson is an architect and analyst at the California Institute for Energy and Environment, a subsidiary of UC Berkeley. He discussed the Oakland EcoBlock project, where the goal is to implement a holistic solution to dramatically improve the ecological footprint of the already built environment. The moderator was Halldór Eiríksson from T.ark architects. The meeting was held in English. ​ Gregory's lecture is avialable here . Green Building Day 2019 11/04/2019 ​A conference on sustainability in the construction industry and planning was held in HT103 in Háskólatorgi. The conference was well attended and many informative talks were given. It was held in Icelandic with two presentations in English. ​ See the Facebook event here . ​ Presentations: → The Property Sectors Roadmap towards 2050 (in English ) (Katharina Bramslev, CEO, Norwegian Green Building Council); → Hugmyndir Byggingarfélags um bíllausan lífstíl (Magnús Jensen, Architect, Miðgarðs byggingarfélags); → European trends in Green Buildings (in English ) (James Drinkwater, CEO, European Green Building Councils); → Sjálfsþurft (Margrét Harðardóttir, Architect, Studio Granda); → Sjálf / bær (Anna María Bogadóttir, Architect); → Í eina átt (Ólöf Örvarsdóttir, Director of the Environment and Planning Department of the City of Reykjavík); → Grænar lausnir fyrir byggingar (Helga Jóhanna Bjarnadóttir, Engineer and director of the environmental department, EFLA); → Af hverju Vistvottun? (Jón Pálmi Guðmundsson, CEO, Urriðaholt); → Hvernig er að búa í vistvottuðu húsi? (Finnur Sveinssson, Environmentalist and project manager of the first swan-certified building in Iceland); → Ný rannsóknarverkefni um sjálfbærar byggingar ​(Ólafur H. Wallevik, Director of the Construction Industry Laboratory, NMÍ). Morning talk on the experience with the BREEAM eco-certification system 21/03/2019 Agenda (in Icelandic ): → Egill Guðmundsson , architect at ARKÍS discussed their experiences as ARKÍS took part in several projects including the BREEAM certification system. → Olga Árnadóttir , architect and project manager for environmental affairs at Framkvæmdasýslan, discussed the results of her Master's project: The environmental certification system BREEAM - Analysis of the adaptability of the assessment system to Icelandic conditions. → Karl Magnús Karlsson and Ólafur Axelsson from VA arkitektar discussed Hönnun á Sundhöllinni (the Design of the Sundhöllinn), which has recently received BREEAM design certification. → Elín Vignisdóttir , a geographer at Verkís discussed Consultants' experience in BREEAM projects. Morning talk about ALDIN Biodome, growing herbs and green walls 07/03/2019 Agedna (event held in Icelandic ): → Ræktun Kryddjurta (Auður Rafnsdóttir, Author of a book: Kryddjurtaræktun fyrir byrjendur); → Gróðurveggir, gerðir, upsetning og umhirða (Magnús Bjarklind, Horticulturist, EFLA); → Aldin Biodome verkefnið (Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Organisational analyst). Morning talk on architecture, people's well-being and social sustainability 31/01/2019 Presenters: → Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir; → Hildur Gunnarsdóttir ; → Áslaug Traustadóttir. Morning talk about the design of intersections for diverse modes of travel 06/12/2018 Agenda (presentations in Icelandic ): → Skipulagsmál og ferðavenjur (Sóley Ósk Sigurgeirsdóttir, Skipulagsstofnun); → Borgin, áskoranir og framtíðarsýn varðandi fjölbreyttar samgöngur ( Edda Ívarsdóttir, Reykjavíkurborg); → Hönnunarleiðbeiningar ( Bryndís Friðriksdóttir, EFLA); → Hönnun gatnamóta með áherslu á almenningssamgöngur ( Lilja Guðríður Karlsdóttir, Viaplan); → Hönnun gatnamóta með tilliti til hjólreiða ( Hörður Bjarnason, Mannvit); → Hönnun gatnamóta við þjóðvegi ( Erna B. Hreinsdóttir, Vegagerðin). Morning talk about criteria for ecological construction 22/11/2018 Here you can find the lectures from the morning talk about the criteria for ecological construction. We had lectures on: → Rýmisnýtingu og sveigjanleika - Anna Sigríður Jóhannsdóttir, VA arkitektar; → Efnisnotkun og úrgang - Gyða Mjöll Ingólfsdóttir, EFLA and Elín Vignisdóttir, Verkís; → Innivist - Sandra Rán Ásgrímsdóttir, Mannvit; → Lóðamál og vistvænar samgöngur - Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir, Mannvit; → Orkumál og stýringu - Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjansdóttir, Green Building Council Iceland. Conference on construction waste 08/11/2018 The conference on construction waste was a collaborative project between FENÚR, GBCI, and Samtaka iðnaðarins. The meeting was moderated by Bryndís Skúladóttir, a consultant at VSÓ ráðgjöf. The event was held in Icelandic. ​ Presentations: → Source separation and organization og the work on construction site (Eirik Wærner, Consultant, Multiconsult, Osló); → Niðurrif og nýbyggingar – staðan og áskoranir hjá Reykjavíkurborg (Rúnar Gunnarsson, Department head of Primary design, Reykjavíkurborg); → Getur BIM minnkað byggingarúrgang? (Ingibjörg Birna Kjartansdóttir, BIM development menager, ÍSTAK); → BREEAM verkefni hjá Framkvæmdasýslu ríkisins ( Olga Árnadóttir, Project manager for environmental affairs, Framkvæmdasýslu ríkisins); → Reynsla verktaka: Eyjólfur Bjarnason , Quality manager, Framkvæmdafélaginu Arnarhvoli; Örn Tryggvi Johnsen , Project and operations manager, ÞG Verk; → Endurvinnslufarvegur byggingarúrgangs ( Arngrímur Sverrisson, Operations manager, Gámaþjónustunni hf.); → Dæmi um endurvinnslu/endurnýtingu ( Harpa Þrastardóttir, Environment and quality Manager, Hlaðbæ Colas); → Reynsla úr norskum verkefnum ( Haukur Þór Haraldsson, Consultant, Verkís); → Efnismiðlun Sorpu (Guðmundur Tryggvi Ólafsson , Operations manager of recycling centers, Sorpa); → Leiðbeiningar um byggingarúrgang (J ón Guðmundsson, Professional director of the construction department, Mannvirkjastofnun). Business Environment Day 17/10/2018 The GBCI' CEO, Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir gave a lecture on Eco-friendly structures on Business Environment Day. Morning talk about ecosystem analysis and sustainability in the Greenlandic construction industry 17/08/2018 Agenda (event held in Icelandic ): → Vistferilsgreiningar í byggingariðnaði by Gyða Mjöll Ingólfsdóttur, Environmental engineer at EFLA. → ​Sjálfbærni áherslur í Grænlenskum Byggingariðnaði by Ragnar Ómarsson, Construction engineer at Verkís. Morning talk about transport agreements 01/03/2018 Do transport agreements work? From the morning talk of GBCI on March 1st about transport agreements (in Icelandic ): → Reynsla Orkuveitu Reykjavíkur by Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir, Environmental manager at Orkuveita Reykjavíkur; ​→ Reynslan hjá Landspítalanum by Hulda Steingrímsdóttir; → Reynsla Reykjavíkurborgar by Lóu Birna Birgisdóttir; → Reynsla Verkís by Elín Vignisdóttir. Morning talk on Græna Stíginn í Græna Treflinum 31/01/2018 Presenters: → Brynjólfur Jónsson, manager of the Forestry Association of Iceland (Skógræktarfélags Íslands); → Þráinn Hauksson, landscape architect at Landslag.

  • EPDs - Einangrunarefni | Grænni byggð GBCI

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    About the project The CIRCON project (full name: The circular economy in construction: eco-design of circular buildings) is realised by Green Building Council Iceland (GBCI) in cooperation with two Polish partners – a mirror to GBCI organisation Polish Green Building Council and the Silesian University of Technology. The project will last 2 years (01/04/2022-31/03/2024). Overview The urban population is growing globally, and so does the demand for housing and accommodation. This means the growing intensity of construction-related activities and, consequently, increasing construction and demolition waste (C&DW) generation. This calls for action as, currently, C&DW already comprises one of the largest waste streams in the EU and Iceland. Even though C&DW recovery rates are high, their recovery leaves room for improvement as it is predominantly low-grade (for instance, backfilling). To preserve the value of construction materials and thus keep them on the market as long as possible, the implementation of circular economy principles in the construction sector is necessary. This would result in reducing the amount of not only C&DW produced but also the raw materials used. Building materials are responsible for around half of the carbon footprint of an Icelandic building during its lifetime. Doing so requires developing solid and systematised knowledge of circular economy principles regarding construction processes. This is why, in the CIRCON project, we aim to create practical guidelines, emphasising circular building design as everything starts with the plan and design. These guidelines would include the specificity of Icelandic and Polish construction sectors, and they will be disseminated among the key stakeholders in the sectors. This will be done to familiarise the key actors with optimal building design regarding not only buildings' longevity and durability but also their sustainability and material circulation through possible reusing of building components after its deconstruction. Main objectives The project aims to strengthen the implementation of circular economy principles in the Icelandic and Polish construction sectors through: 1. Creation of practical guidelines on circular economy implementation in building design, including Icelandic and Polish market characteristics, needs, and specific Icelandic geographical and resource conditions. 2. Dissemination of the above guidelines among key stakeholders in the construction sector. The CIRCON project benefits from a € 361,422 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants and co-funding by the national funding of Poland. Co-funding from the Polish state amounts to € 54,213. More about the project Project partners Newsletter CIRCON vefsíðu Information on EEA and Norway Grants ​ The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion. The priorities for this period are: #1 Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness #2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction #3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy #4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights #5 Justice and Home Affairs Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average. The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway. ​ More information can be found on: https://eeagrants.org/ Information on co-funding by the national funding of Poland ​ The co-funding from the Polish state was granted to the project within the program: Environment, Energy and Climate Change , program area: Climate .

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    Energy use – designed and measured About the project The main goal of the project is to collect information on the (purchased) energy demand of buildings (kWh/m² anually; due to heating and/or cooling on one hand and general electricity consumption on the other) and compare the purchased energy and the estimated energy demand according to calculations . Partners Project partners are: - EFLA ; - the University of Reykjavik ; - Björn Marteinsson. The project received a grant from Askur – Housing and Construction Research Fund. Skoðið skýrslu verkefnisins hér

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  • Svanurinn | Grænni byggð GBCI

    Svansvottun Svanurinn er sam-norrænt vottunarkerfi sem margir ættu að þekkja enda víða sjáanlegt á vörum af ýmsum toga. Svanurinn vottar bæði vörur og þjónustu og er vottunarkerfi Svansins fyrir byggingar í örum vexti á Norðurlöndunum og víðar. Á Íslandi er Umhverfisstofnun umsjónaraðili Svansins og sér starfsfólk þess um að aðstoða fyrirtæki í gegnum vottunarferlið og að gefa leyfi til notkunar merkisins. Tvö hús á Íslandi hafa nú verið svansvottuð. Svansvottun á Íslandi Fyrsta Svansvottaða húsið á Íslandi er Visthúsið í Garðabæ. Hér má fá nánari upplýsingar um það. Það voru þau hjónin Finnur Sveinsson umhverfisfræðingur og Þórdís Jóna Hrafnkelsdóttir hjartalæknir sem byggðu húsið. ​ Í fyrirlestri á vegum Grænni byggðar fór Finnur yfir reynsluna af notkun Svansins bæði í sínu eigin einbýlishúsi og einnig reynslunni við IKEA blokkina sem nýlega fékk Svansvottun. Visthúsið í Garðabæ. Mynd: Finnur Sveinsson IKEA lét reisa fjölbýlishús í Urriðaholti sem er umhverfisvottuð samkvæmt stöðlum Svansins. Guðrún Lilja Kristinsdóttir frá Umhverfisstofnun fjallaði í fyrirlestri almennt um Svaninn fyrir íslenskar byggingar en Umhverfisstofnun er að vinna að Svansvottun í endurbótum á sínu skrifstofuhúsnæði í eigu Reita. ​ Byko gaf nýverið út vörulista fyrir Svansvottað hús sem nefnist Vistvæn hús - vísir að vöruvali fyrir byggingu á vistvænu húsi. Vörurnar í handbókinni má nota við byggingu Svansvottaðra húsa. Hann má finna hér. ​ ​ Our Clients

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    On-going projects BREEAM - An cost-benefit analysis of sustainable building certificates 2022 About CIRCON (The circular economy in construction: eco-design of circular buildings) 2022-2024 About Partners Newsletter CIRCON website HringRás (Circularity) 2022-2023 About Energy use - designed and measured 2022 About Nordic Networks for Circular Construction (NNCC) 2023 About Nordic Sustainable Construction - Emission-free Construction Sites 2022-2024 About Nordic Sustainable Construction - Emission-free Construction Sites 2022-2024 About

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    About the project Nordic Networks for Circular Construction (NNCC) is a two-year project aiming at accelerating the implementation of circular economy principles in the Nordic construction sector. It is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers . The project consists of six work packages of which GBCI and the Housing and Construction Authority of Iceland (HMS ) work towards realising Work package 6: National Fora . Other work packages deal with, among others, analysing the barriers and possibilities in implementing a circular economy in Nordics and metrics for circularity. Work package 6: National Fora One of the crucial parts of sustainable and circular construction development is sharing know-how and hands-on experiences along the entire chain of construction stakeholders. This is often realised by the so-called national fora (networks) consisting of the cross-section of the construction sector. Therefore, one of the goals of Work package 6: National fora is creating such a network in Iceland to facilitate spreading the knowledge on circular construction, especially focusing on the Icelandic and Nordic context, but not excluding European and global state-of-the-art solutions. ​ Additionally, workshops with various stakeholders would be organised to strengthen the implementation of a circular economy in Nordic construction. At these workshops, the findings on the barriers to adopting circular construction (Work Package 2: Analysis of Barriers and Possibilities ) will be presented, and possible solutions will be discussed to define further steps necessary to accelerate the implementation of circular construction. Main objectives > Creating the network on circular construction in Iceland to facilitate sharing of know-how and hands-on experiences among Icelandic and foreign construction sector stakeholders; > Defining further steps necessary to accelerate the adaptation of circular economy in Nordic countries.

  • Events 2023 | Grænni byggð GBCI

    Upcoming events Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 15/05/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). Agenda (in Icelandic ) : → Áróra Árnadóttir, Grænni byggð - Hringvangur → Björk Úlfarsdóttir, Colas – Endurunnið í malbik → Elín Þórólfsdóttir, EFLA and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Basalt Architects - Hringrásarveggur → Ragnar Ómarsson, Verkís – Um meðferð á bundnu kolefni → Arnhildur Pálmadóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, Lendager Ísland – Wasteland sýningin ​ Here, you can find Facebook event. Dagskrá ​ Loftslagsávinningur timburvara Áróra Árnadóttir, framkvæmdastjóri Grænni byggðar og aðjúnkt hjá umhverfis- og byggingarverkfræðideild HÍ CE merking og staðlavinna Eiríkur Þorsteinsson, trétæknir hjá Trétækniráðgjöf Áskoranir, staða og framtíð íslenskra timburvara Ólafur Eggertsson, sérfræðingur hjá Land og skógi og dósent við LBHÍ Timbur sem efni í nærumhverfinu - Landsfjórðungahús Auður Hreiðarsdóttir, arkitekt hjá Esja Architecture Krosslímdar timbureiningar – áhættuþættir og meðhöndlun Gústaf Adolf Hermannsson, sérfræðingur hjá HMS​ Hlé ​ ​ Mannvirki úr íslensku timbri Hreinn Óskarsson, sviðsstjóri þjóðskóga og landa,og Trausti Jóhannsson, skógarvörður hjá Landi og skógi Tækifæri í timbri Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, arkitekt og eigandi Lendager á Íslandi Íslenskt timbur Hlynur Axelsson, arkitekt hjá HAX arkitektúr og stundakennari við Listaháskóla Íslands Gestastofa í Þjórsárdal Marcos Zotes, arkitekt og meðeigandi hjá Basalt arkitektum Val á íslensku timbri Halldór Eiríksson T.ark. Fundarstjóri er Hrafnhildur Sif Hrafnsdóttir, verkefnisstjóri Asks - mannvirkjarannsóknasjóðs Skráning bæði í sal og í streymi fer fram hér Viðburður á facebook hér Past events - 2024 Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 23/04/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). Agenda (in Icelandic ) : → Áróra Árnadóttir, Grænni byggð - Hringvangur → Björk Úlfarsdóttir, Colas – Endurunnið í malbik → Elín Þórólfsdóttir, EFLA and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Basalt Architects - Hringrásarveggur → Ragnar Ómarsson, Verkís – Um meðferð á bundnu kolefni → Arnhildur Pálmadóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, Lendager Ísland – Wasteland sýningin ​ Here, you can find Facebook event. Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 21/03/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). Agenda (in Icelandic ) : → Áróra Árnadóttir, Grænni byggð - Hringvangur → Björk Úlfarsdóttir, Colas – Endurunnið í malbik → Elín Þórólfsdóttir, EFLA and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Basalt Architects - Hringrásarveggur → Ragnar Ómarsson, Verkís – Um meðferð á bundnu kolefni → Arnhildur Pálmadóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, Lendager Ísland – Wasteland sýningin ​ Here, you can find Facebook event. Dagskrá: ​ Setning Sigríður Maack formaður Arkitektafélags Íslands og Sigurður Magnús Garðarsson forseti Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasviðs HÍ bjóða gesti velkomna Samþætt sjálfbær hönnun Jóns Kristinssonar Prof.dr.ir. Andy van den Dobbelsteen PhD, prófessor við Tækniháskólann í Delft. Tíðni rakaskemda og gæði innilofts- er hægt að draga úr vandamálinu með varmaskipti á loftræstingu? Björn Marteinsson arkitekt og byggingarverkfræðingur og fyrrum kennari við HÍ. Í upphafi skyldi endinn skoða Arnhildur Pálmadóttir arkitekt fjallar um sjálfbæra húsagerð Pallborðsumræður Jón Kristinsson, arkitekt og heiðursgestur; Koos Slootweg, verkfræðingur; Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir,verkfræðingur; Björn Marteinsson, arkitekt; Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, arkitekt og Andy van den Dobbelsteen, verkfræðingur Fundarstjóri: Guðrún Ingvarsdóttir arkitekt FAÍ Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 6/03/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). Agenda (in Icelandic ) : → Áróra Árnadóttir, Grænni byggð - Hringvangur → Björk Úlfarsdóttir, Colas – Endurunnið í malbik → Elín Þórólfsdóttir, EFLA and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Basalt Architects - Hringrásarveggur → Ragnar Ómarsson, Verkís – Um meðferð á bundnu kolefni → Arnhildur Pálmadóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, Lendager Ísland – Wasteland sýningin ​ Here, you can find Facebook event. Dagskrá Þóra Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir frá Húsnæðis- og mannvirkjastofnun fer yfir forsendur og markmið aðgerðar 6.4 í Vegvísi að vistvænni mannvirkjagerð. Sveinbjörn Ingi Grímsson frá Ríkiskaupum fjallar um svigrúm í opinberum innkaupum til að beita umhverfisskilyrðum innan lagalegra heimilda. Áróra Árnadóttir framkvæmdastjóri Grænni byggðar fjallar um niðurstöður úr svarkönnun um notkun á umhverfisskilyrðum í útboðum og verksamningum fyrir þjónustu- og vörukaup í mannvirkjageiranum á Íslandi. Ragnar Ómarsson verkefnisstjóri Verkís hf. fjallar um efni umhverfisskilyrða í norrænum fyrirmyndum og íslenskum hugmyndum. Vinnustofa með opnum umræðum á vinnuborðum um forgangsröðun og áherslur í samræmdum umhverfisskilyrðum fyrir útboð og valforsendur fyrir tilboð. Fundarstjóri var Elísa Arnarsdóttir, viðskiptastjóri á mannvirkjasviði SI. Glærur frá fundinum má nálgast hér . Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 28/02/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). Agenda (in Icelandic ) : → Áróra Árnadóttir, Grænni byggð - Hringvangur → Björk Úlfarsdóttir, Colas – Endurunnið í malbik → Elín Þórólfsdóttir, EFLA and Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Basalt Architects - Hringrásarveggur → Ragnar Ómarsson, Verkís – Um meðferð á bundnu kolefni → Arnhildur Pálmadóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, Lendager Ísland – Wasteland sýningin ​ Here, you can find Facebook event. Launching event of the Icelandic network on circular construction - Hringvangur 15/02/2024 It has been decided to create an independent platform for communication about the circular economy in the construction industry. This network will be called Hringvangur. Its establishment is within the Nordic Networks for Circular Construction project, in which the Housing and Infrastructure Agency and Green Building Council Iceland participate. Greenery will manage the venue. ​ Hringvangur's founding meeting was held on the 13th of December from 15:00-16:30 at the Grand Hotel. The event began with a presentation of Hringvangur's goals, scope and budget. Afterwards, we listened to four inspiring talks about ambitious Icelandic circular construction projects, chaired by Halla Helgadóttir (Iceland Design and Architecture ). 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