About this good practice
LGBC launched in 2013, is a non-profit organization, actively promoting the creation of sustainable environment and spurring innovations in the design, construction and operation of green buildings in Lithuania.
Their mission is to stimulate the creation of sustainable environment and raise public awareness of the advantages of sustainable environment and innovations, contribute to the improvement of life quality for an individual person, the community and society, and take decisive measures to reduce the environmental effects.
LGBC has developed and adapted to the Lithuanian market a standard for the assessment of the sustainability of buildings and a certification system prepared in accordance with globally recognized international assessment methodologies. The Lithuanian Building Sustainability Assessment System (LBSAS) is designed to objectively and transparently determine the level of sustainability of territories and buildings in Lithuania and to publicly declare the best practices of sustainable design and construction.
Construction industry professionals will be able to calculate and compare the impact of embodied carbon and the efficiency of the materials used in their building project. The tool also provides access to EPD databases.
Members are invited to engage in the priority areas of the LGBC and to contribute to the improvement of construction and housing policy, environmental protection and related legislation.
A software, staff resources - 2 person months
Evidence of success
The main benefits are:
● Encourages design and construction of healthy, comfortable, long-lasting, economical, energy efficient buildings, rational use of natural resources at all stages of the building life cycle;
● Prepared according to globally recognized international assessment methodologies;
● Adapted to Lithuania, taking into account legal environment, economic realities, natural conditions and other important circumstances.
Potential for learning or transfer
Lithuanian Building Sustainability Assessment System (LBSAS) dedicated to assess sustainability level of construction works (sites and buildings) in a professional, objective and transparent manner and afterwards to publicly declare it.
LBSAS has been elaborated relying on the globally acknowledged assessment methodologies (BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, etc.) and covers 8 areas: energy, transport, water and wastewater handling, materials/substances, waste management and pollution, project management, land plot use and ecology, health and well being.
This good practice can be applied for all types of buildings. It is a tool that can be successfully used to monitor and evaluate processes in terms of LCA.