Sustainable Building Council


ÖGNI is an NGO founded in 2009 by 125 companies and institutions from the construction and real estate industries with the aim of enabling the paradigm shift of the sector towards sustainability.

Our point of departure is the fact that the construction and real estate industry accounts for 50 per cent of resources, 40 per cent of energy and 30 per cent of emissions. Besides, the prevention of the Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a strong motivation for our activities.

ÖGNI applies the 3-P approach meaning products, processes and persons, and places its focus on the consideration of the life cycle, stressing the balance between ecology, economy and socio-cultural factors.

The members of ÖGNI develop recommendations, codes and manuals in partnership and with a result-oriented and internationally connected approach. These documents should help the implementation of sustainable products and processes by persons equipped with specialist knowledge about sustainability.



WorldGBC Europe publishes advocacy manifesto urging decision makers to recognise vital role of built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral Europe

Thu, 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. 

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Which women are leading the way in the global green building movement?

Tue, 8th Mar 2016

Today is International Women’s Day – an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural political, and of course, environmental achievements of women around the world.

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