Harpa, the new conference and concert centre in Reykjavík opened in May 2011. The building is the ideal venue for various events, international conferences, conventions with accompanying trade shows as well as meetings. Harpa complies with the highest Icelandic thermal performance standards. Its advances in insulation and air-tight constructions make it one of the greenest conference centers in the world. These elements play a key role in minimizing energy use for heating and cooling and therefore reducing carbon emissions.