The Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) is a non-profit association of businesses encouraging the market, educational, and legislative conditions necessary to promote high performance construction that is both environmentally responsible and profitable. The RoGBC is officially accredited as an “Emerging Council” with the World Green Building Council (www.WorldGBC.org).
As many of you may have heard… the “Casa Verde” (green homes) subsidy program has been suspended. It is a high priority of the RoGBC to ensure this program and others that support projects to integrate renewable energy with buildings are implemented quickly and effectively. We had some concerns with the implementation of the first version of this plan and hope to use our continued discussions with the government to create a better program.
Offering and then withdrawing subsidies has an immediate and strongly negative effect on the promotion of green energy and related jobs as consumers and businesses will not purchase the green solutions if they believe a subsidy will be reinstated in some form in the future. It is our belief that significant green energy support will provide a needed economic stimulus, energy security for the nation and citizens, and maintain and create high quality jobs for the industry. I believe a letter signed by our membership will have an impact.
We encourage our members to contact us with their feedback, concerns, and suggestions and will incorporate into our response and actions going forward. You can add your comments to this blog post or call or email Anca Bieru and myself.
Workshop: Green Architectural Design & the Enabling Technologies – 27 January, JW Marriott, BucharestJanuary 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Posted in Events, Training | Leave a comment
Romania Green Building Council is pleased to announce our upcoming green workshop:
Green Architectural Design and the Enabling Technologies
Listen, learn, discuss and network with the key experts and practitioners in energy efficient and ecological construction.
What: a full day workshop to educate architects, engineers and other solution providers about green design principles and the information technology that supports the discipline
When: January 27, 2009
Where: JW Marriott – Bucharest, Romania
How much: Register by January 16 and benefit from significant discounts:
- 75 Euros fee for RoGBC members (starting January 17, the fee is 110 Euros)
- 190 Euros fee for non-members (starting January 17, the fee is 225 Euros)
The Registration Form is available here. A limited number of scholarships will be offered to interested professors and students. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact us for details.
Trainers (see below for profiles): Aurore Julien Dipl.Eng. /MCIBSE /LEED AP /BREEAM – Head of Sustainability, Llewelyn Davies Yeang Architects, Prof. Arch. Ana-Maria Dabija Ph.D. – “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism
More details: RoGBC.org, Events Section; Laura.Nemoianu@RoGBC.org
The workshop will be interactive and will:
• Discuss green design principles
• Discuss solar orientation, energy and day lighting considerations
• Review IT solutions, benefits and possibilities
• Include relevant case studies
• Facilitate greater collaboration between architects, engineers, project managers, and other solution providers for exemplary green construction projects.
Upcoming RoGBC Events:
• Greening our Hotels – February 20, 2009
• Roof Gardens, Green Roofs and Urban Landscape – March 10, 2009
• Sustainable Construction Materials – March 19, 2009
• Creating Greener Workspaces – April/May 2009
• Architecture Days – 6-9 May, 2009
We sincerely hope you can join us for these exciting events!
The RoGBC Team
The Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) is a non-profit, non-political association of businesses encouraging the market, educational, and legislative conditions necessary to promote high performance construction that is both environmentally responsible and profitable. The RoGBC is accredited as an “Emerging Council” with the World Green Building Council.
Aurore Julien Dipl.Eng./MCIBSE /LEED AP /BREEAM – Head of Sustainability, Llewelyn Davies Yeang Architects
Aurore Julien leads Eco Systems, a design unit of Llewelyn Davies Yeang focused on eco and sustainable design. Trained as an engineer, Aurore has particular expertise in environmental design, building physics, natural ventilation, daylight and renewable energy systems. She also is accredited to carry out Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM International and LEED assessments. Aurore has been working on a wide variety of projects, ranging from schools, hospitals, residential, and offices, both in the UK and internationally. She is a Chartered Engineer and attended the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA France) and University College London (UCL), earning a Masters in Environmental Design and Engineering, a Membership in the Institution of Building Services Engineers (MIBSE), and certification as a LEED Accredited Professional and BREEAM assessor.
Notable projects include an innovative design of the natural ventilation system for the Eden Institute, the first residential CHP in the UK, based in the Altrincham development, the CHP for a new campus for Columbia University, New York, and consultancy for hospital and school PFI projects and several large scale residential developments in the UK.
Current projects include Tashkent, Premier City and various competitions. Prior to joining Llewelyn Davies Yeang, Aurore worked as an environmental designer in BDSP, a sustainability driven building services consultancy. She then went on to head up sustainability of the engineering consultancy Ramboll Whitbybird (RWB) for four years. During her time with RWB, the Sustainability Designer of the Year Awards was won two years consecutively (BM, 2006, and BSJ, 2007).
Prof. Arch. Ana-Maria Dabija Ph.D. – “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism
Ana-Maria Dabija lectures within the Technical Sciences Chair of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism of Bucharest, Romania. She teaches the courses of “Architectural Detailing”, “Mistakes in Building Design – Execution – Maintenance” for undergraduates and “Performant Architectural Components of the Building Envelope” within the Master courses of Buildings Rehabilitation, Sustainable Development and Energetic Audit at the Faculty of Architecture.
Professor Dabija is a member of the specialized Technical Committees of the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing and in the Romanian Association of Standardisation, a member of the Romanian Order of Architects, a member of the International Solar Energy Society, and a member of CIB World (International Council for Research and Innovation in Buildings and Construction).
Tags: Energy Audit, Energy Efficiency, EPBD, Green Building, renewable energy, WWF
WWF published this recent press release on the gas crisis of the region and the need for a rapid move towards clean energy and energy efficiency. RoGBC will continue to work with WWF Romania to promote creation and implementation of effective energy efficiency in buildings legislation.
You can read the press release here.