Green Building Council Italia (GBC Italia) is a non-profit association bringing together the most competitive companies and the most qualified Italian associations and professional communities active in the sustainable building industry.
GBC Italia was founded in January 2008, with the objective of promoting sustainable design and construction practices in order to reduce negative environmental impact while increasing profitability, and improving building occupants health and wellbeing.
GBC Italia promotes a transformation of the Italian construction market through the promotion of LEED certification system and its own certification systems targeted specifically for the Italian context. GBC Italia elaborated a specific rating system for the certification of historical buildings. This rating system aims to tackle this specific area starting from the peculiar Italian sector of the restoration of historical architectures, based on the most well-framed regulations and the wider diffused cultural heritage in the world.
The mission is to foster collaboration between all sectors of the property and construction industry, government, academic institutions and all other stakeholders in order to transform the Italian built environment into a green built environment adapted to suit the traditional culture, architecture and environment of Italy.