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 (SLIA)
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
12 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.