August 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, General | Leave a comment

Our project to select and renovate, in a very green way, one of Romania’s libraries is off to a great start.    We have narrowed the proposed libraries to five in Perisani – Valcea; Farcas – Dolj, Cacica – Suceava, Dragotesti – Gorj si Ulies – Harghita.

The RoGBC is partnering with Biblionet (; an excellent organization that is bringing innovation to Romania’s libraries with, among other activities, providing training and installing computers in their facilities throughout the country. The main objectives of Biblionet include improving access to information, training and capacity building for public librarians, improving government support for libraries and promoting the value of libraries.

We have co-organized this contest where the winning library will receive a “green renovation” to significantly improve the design, energy performance, lighting quality, indoor air quality, and comfort of the building. The project will encourage use of the library as a community space increasing visits and participation by the citizenry.

Our confirmed partners to date include Corporate Office Solutions, InterfaceFLOR, B Lighting, WSP Romania, and Dexion.   More discussions with potential partners are underway and we are confident we will have all the necessary participants to open an exemplary, green library on the October 22nd completion date.    A message went out to all RoGBC members at the end of July; please review or contact our office if you would like to get involved in this or other projects.

Next steps include the selection in mid-August of the library to be renovated and the integrated design session with all project stakeholders to ensure we maximize the results of this ambitious project.

Please keep checking back for updates on our progress!

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