CIOB Certification for Green Building Products

The CIOB Green Building Product (CGBP) certification scheme is a dedicated building product labeling scheme that evaluates building products and equipment for their environmental impact and performance. CGBP provides industry-recognised benchmark for green building products through its integrated and multi-criteria approach. The assessment criteria focus on five key areas;

Energy efficiency
Water efficiency
Resource efficiency
Health and pollution control
Other requirements such as Environmental Quality Management Systems (EQMS) and technical performance/ innovation

With an increasing number of companies claiming that their products are eco-friendly as they ride on the green trend, businesses and consumers alike need to differentiate what is truly green from what is just “greenwash”.

CIOB’s Certification Scheme for Green Building products is a part of its overall mission to develop a truly sustainable and environmentally-friendly built environment. It is a dedicated green building product certification scheme that adopts an integrated and multi-criteria approach in its assessment. The CIOB’s certification scheme complements the Green Mark Scheme of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore.

The assessment criteria are formulated by building professionals and experts. The multi-tiered certification scheme adopts an independent, multi-criteria third-party approach that complies with the ISO 14020 Type I International Standard for environmental labelling. The assessment criteria adopt a scientific approach to ensure the assessment is rigorous and technically sound. Also, the criteria are based on comprehensive product life-cycle assessment to determine a product’s long- term impact on the environment.

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CIOB’s multi-tiered certification scheme is highly supported and recognized by local government authorities and organizations, such as the Ministry of Construction & Housing and the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment.  This encourages businesses to constantly improve the eco-friendliness of their products.

Certified products are grouped into the following key categories:

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The CGBP certification scheme assesses products on a several levels of sustainability achievement, reflected by the number of ticks awarded.