As of this week, Iceland is the newest member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Grænni byggð, or Green Building Council Iceland will henceforth work to “promote environmental awareness and green action planning, while also lobbying authorities to pass legislations that will direct the market into a more sustainable direction.”
Iceland joins WGBC’s network of nearly 70 national building councils around the world, including sister councils in Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, Montenegro, Palestine, the UK, the US, Vietnam, and many others.
“We are looking forward to becoming part of the WorldGBC network to increase our participation globally in transforming the built environment towards sustainability,” stated Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir, CEO of Green Building Council Iceland. “We are excited to connect regionally with other GBCs, to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience of positive accomplishments in achieving shared goals. Our members will also have the benefit of being recognised worldwide as supporters of a sustainable future. But, above all, it allows us to advance green building practice in Iceland, helping achieve environmental, economic and social challenges.”