Green Mark Scheme (GMS)

About the Program

Objectives and Procedure

Objectives of CIOB-GMS

  • To encourage consumers to purchase construction commodities (products and material) with significantly reduced adverse environmental impacts of their products;
  • To provide manufacturers and importers with incentives to reduce adverse environmental impacts of their products;
  • To provide a clear and independent guide for consumers considering environmental factors when making purchases
  • To ultimately improve the quality of the built environment and encourage sustainable management construction resources;
  • To encourage Builders, designers, architects and other professionals involved in construction practices in Sri Lanka to achieve greater environmental and sustainability standards in their designs and ground level projects and
  • To draw the attention of policy makers to create an enabling environment and to facilitate all stakeholders to voluntarily achieve and comply with higher environmental and sustainability standards in the construction industry in Sri Lanka.

Management and Administration of CIOB-GMS

The GMS is managed and implemented by CIOB:

In order to oversee the establishment and operation of the CIOB-GMS as well as attract wider participation by the local community, an Advisory Committee comprising of members from CIOB, academics, industry, environment organisations and commercial sectors has been established.

The CIOB-GMS is supported by the CIOB-GMS Advisory Committee which consists of academic, commerce, environmental and scientific members. The Committee is entrusted with the task of providing comments and reviews on the operating procedures, the development and implementation of the eco-labelling standards and gives direction and advice to the program.

    The CIOB-GMS Advisory Panel

    The CIOB-GMS is honoured to have the following members in their respective areas of expertise:

    1. Prof. Chitra Weddikkara – Chartered Architect, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, President-Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
    2. Prof. Mohan Kumaraswamy – Director, Centre for Infrastructure & Construction Industry Development, University of Hong Kong
    3. Prof. M.S. Manawadu – Senior Professor of Architecture, Director ,Post Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa
    4. Prof. Kapila C. K. Perera – Vice Chairman, Ceylon Electricity Board
    5. Dr. Asiri Karunawardena – Director General, National Building Research Organization (NBRO)
    6. Dr. T.A. Piyasiri – Vice Chancellor , University of Vocational Technology
    7. Dr. Tissa Meepe – Specialist, Water & Sanitation
    8. Dr. A.M. Mubarak – President – Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
    9. Dr. Rohan Karunaratne – President- CIOB, Ex-officio member
    10. Eng. Rohan Tudawe – Chairman – Tudawe Brothers (Pvt) Ltd
    11. Eng. Walter Perera – Managing Director – Frigi Engineering Services(Pvt) Ltd.
    12. Eng. Saliya Kaluarachchi – Secretary- CIOB, Ex-officio member
    13. Gratian A. Peiris – Chief Executive Office, Eco Power Group of Companies
    14. Representative – Building & Construction Authority, Singapore

    The Committee mainly advises on:

    • Operational guidelines, product categories, and respective product environmental criteria;
    • The CIOB-GMS application and assessment mechanisms;
    • Approval or disapproval of CIOB-GMS applications; and
    • Issues in connection with licensing, product certification, and/or revoking the use of the CIOB-GMS label.

    The CIOB-GMS Technical Panel

    The Technical Panel comprises scientific and technical experts from universities, laboratories, environmental disciplines and the Industry who are invited/ appointed on the basis of their technical excellence and experience.
    Members of the Technical Panel undertake the task of reviewing and making recommendations in regard to the applications received for certification, conducting their evaluations including site/ factory visits etc. In the process, all relevant information as the Technical Panel deems necessary to carry out their tasks are furnished to them. CIOB will appoint members of the panel consisting qualified Green Auditors.

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