Green Building Council
The Norwegian Green Building Council was established in 2010 to drive sustainability in the Norwegian built environment, primarily through the introduction of environmental rating tools. On 1 July 2018, the Norwegian Green Building Council and Green Building Alliance officially merged into a joint organisation, Grønn Byggallianse - the Norwegian Green Building Council.
The purpose of the merge is to become a stronger organisation for the entire value chain and to develop the Norwegian construction and real estate sector so that environmental and sustainability considerations become the natural choice for all. The Norwegian Green Building Councilworks with an increased focus on sustainability, which also includes social and economic sustainability.
The new organisation will have a wide range of activities related to new construction, rehabilitation, management and operation of buildings, area development and construction projects in urban and area development. And we will still offer, operate and manage environmental certifications, primarily BREEAM.
Built environment stakeholders recommend integration of whole life carbon criteria into European policyTue, 8th Oct 2019
Today a coalition of over 30 organisations working in the buildings and construction sector have signed an open letter to the European Commission outlining their view on the transformative potential that the Level(s) framework can play in mainstreaming sustainable buildings and deliver on key European environmental, economic and social goals.Read more >
A roadmap for the building and construction sector in Norway to achieve a common vision of zero emissions and a full circular economy in 2050 has sparked action to address both operational and embodied carbon emissions from buildings.Read more >
WorldGBC Europe publishes advocacy manifesto urging decision makers to recognise vital role of built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral EuropeThu, 27th Jun 2019
Over 20 countries from WorldGBC's Europe Regional Network have published a manifesto, A Sustainable Built Environment at the Heart of Europe’s Future urging decision makers to recognise the vital role that the built environment sector plays in delivering a climate neutral Europe.Read more >
WorldGBC Europe's Head of Projects Stephen Richardson demystifies how to achieve circularity in the built environment and outlines how European Green Building Councils are taking measures to close the loop for buildings and construction.Read more >
A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are now being built to the BREEAM-NOR certification standard.Read more >
The World Green Building Council is delighted that three new Green Building Councils have joined the organisation – taking our total number of member Green Building Councils up to 74.Read more >