Green Building Council Italia
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.
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 >
WorldGBC takes a closer look at the iconic building 'Bosco Verticale' in Milan, Italy to explore the benefits of its sustainability features and how it dealt with the challenge of considering whole lifecycle emissions, both operational and embodied; the trade-offs and co-benefits, and lessons for future projects.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 >
Green Building Councils from across Europe are urging their governments to champion strong EU policy – particularly around building renovation - that helps to deliver on global climate change goals.Read more >
Ten Green Building Councils from Europe met in London today ahead of the publication of new research strengthening the case for energy efficient mortgages.Read more >