Österreichische Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen


The Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNB) was initiated and founded in Austria in January 2009, by a number of renowned and independent institutions in the field of sustainable building.

The following people are on the ÖGNB board:
  • Robert Lechner (Austrian Institute for Ecology - Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut)
  • Monika Auer (Austrian Institute for Environment and Technology -Österreichische Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik)
  • Dr. Bernhard Lipp (Austrian Institute for Building Biology and Ecology - Österreichisches Institut für Baubiologie und -ökologie)
  • DI Martin Ploß (Energy Institute Vorarlberg - Energieinstitut Vorarlberg)

The steering committee now includes additional well-known specialists in construction industry, education and design.

Membership is open to all who are interested, to institutions and businesses seeking to participate actively in supporting the Austrian building industry in compliance with sustainable building.

The structure for the assessment system is designed in close consultation with klimaaktiv Construction and Renovation. In addition, a considerable number of insights gained from scientific projects of the R&D Programme, House of Tomorrow/Plus are included, which is the most extensive R&D initiative in the field of sustainable building in Europe.

The ÖGNB also collaborates closely with policy-makers, specialists and building-relevant institions from science, business and administration.

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