Green Building Council Iceland 

Mission statement:

Inspire and empower people to work for the common goal of creating a healthy, sustainable environment that promotes well being for all.

The Green Building Council Iceland is a member of the World Green Building Council and works to: promote environmental awareness and green action planning, while also lobbying authorities to pass legislation's that will direct the market into a more sustainable direction.

 

The organizations does this by educating, connecting, and motivating stakeholders involved in the urban planning and building sector. Since it was first established in 2010 The Green Building Council Iceland has worked towards it mission to:

 

Inspire and empower people to work for the common goal of creating a healthy, sustainable environment that promotes well being for all.

 

The organization now has about 40 members working towards their goal of making the building sector an active player in creating a more sustainable future and a healthier society.

What are our main objectives?

  • Promote environmental awareness and green action planning for the building and infrastructure sector

  • Lobby authorities to have legislation's that direct the market into a more sustainable direction.  

  • To be visible, influential, financially sustainable and recognized. 

World Green Building Council

World Green Building Council (WGBC), a non-profit organization who is at the forefront in transforming the built environment towards a more sustainable and healthier society. GBCI and the rest of the World GBC members are closely working together to reduce emissions from the building and construction sector by 2050.

To know more about the World GBC and the activities, courses and events they offer to their members and other organizations, click here

EUROPE REGIONAL NETWORK 

The Europe Regional Network (ERN) is a community of over 20 national Green Building Councils, 9 Regional Partners, and close to 5,000 members across Europe. Green Building Councils in the ERN, are from both EU and non-EU countries. The ERN’s mission is to ensure that sustainability is embedded across the whole sector value chain  by leveraging the power and knowledge of our network to transform the European buildings market.

Click here to know more of the Regional activities. 

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in Iceland

The demand for transparency in today´s society is becoming more prevalent. EPDs help build transparency and increases confidence that the manufacturers' environmental statements are accurate. A video presentation on EPDs along with several PDFs of EPDs of products on the Icelandic market can be found here.