Who founded the Austrian Sustainable Building Council?
The ÖGNB was originally an initiative of the Austrian Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBO) and the Austrian Institute for Ecology (ÖÖI). Since the mid 80ies, both institutes have stood for commitment, research and consulting in the field of sustainable building. In the late 1990ies, the ÖÖI represented Austria as part of the Green Building Challenge (GBC), which became the basis for the first version of Total Quality Building (then TQ) in 2000: an Austrian method to assess buildings. The IBO then developed into the IBO Eco Pass. As early as 2007 both building valuation systems were united and became known as Total Quality Building (TQB).
January 2009: The Austrian Sustainable Building Council is founded
In 2009 the CEO of the Austrian Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (IBO), Bernhard Lipp, and Robert Lechner, director of the Austrian Institute for Ecology (ÖÖI), announced the foundation of the Austrian Sustainable Building Council. The official day of registration was 28 February 2009.