The Norwegian Green Building Council (NGBC) is an independent association for industry leaders in Norwegian construction and real estate. NGBC intends to be a motivator and driving force for the changes that construction and real estate will be making to reduce adverse effects to the environment and human health by disseminating knowledge and tools, and preparing its members and others with respect to future requirements and possibilities.
NGBC’s purpose is to increase the environmental standard of Norwegian construction by developing BREEAM-NOR in a manner that causes environmentally friendly buildings to be demanded and highly sought after. NGBC is, with its more than 220 members, nation-wide and representative for the entire value chain in construction and real estate, including tenants and local societies/towns.
BREEAM-NOR ver. 1.0 was developed with input from more than 100 volunteering employees from NGBC’s member companies. Five technical working groups have received strategic guidance and advice from the Strategic Advising Group (SAG), which is composed of representatives from the authorities, the research community and the member companies. The working groups have purchased expert consulting as needed. SAG has given the Board of NGBC its recommendation for BREEAM-NOR. BRE Global Ltd´s approval of BREEAM-NOR is based upon its adoption by the Board of NGBC.