Vikki Johansen’s interest in sustainable building materials began when she volunteered in rainforest conservation as
a timber inspector. “Although no product can ever be completely environmentally friendly, I began to look at the lifespan of materials and tried to find those with the least possible amount of impact on the environment. It opened my eyes: we all depend on a healthy planet,” Johansen says. IN 2014, she founded Ecoteria.no, a platform that helps architects and property owners find ‘green’ interior and building materials. The company is a member of the Norwegian Green Building Council, which aims to engage the country’s construction sector to improve the quality and environmental standards.