P&G’s bright green future

November 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment
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On Thursday, the RoGBC hosted Procter & Gamble’s Technical Director, Mr. Jacques Euler and his colleague Mr. Ovidiu Dutu who were kind enough to provide details of the green features of the company’s green flagship manufacturing facility in Urlati, Romania.

P&G's Jacques Euler highlights the sustainable construction features of the company's new Urlati factory

The recently completed 100 Million USD project was designed from its inception by renown green architects McDonough Partners with sustainability and a necessary strong business case in mind.   The addition of this factory will reduce the carbon miles of shipping its products throughout the Central Eastern European region.

The  RoGBC members heard about features including:

– the modeling and design of the building orientation for maximizing the effects of passive solar and natural daylighting

– collection of rain water for use in its manufacturing processes

– a design that would allow future expansions / modifications to the building while minimize construction waste and ensure the retention of its originally designed features

– waste processing using natural means

– ventilation measures for improved indoor air quality and heat recovery

– geothermal heating and cooling

– sustainable construction materials selected and installed and

– local recruiting and shuttle buses to minimize the number of employee commuter miles

The RoGBC greatly appreciates P&G’s fantastic example and the efforts of Jacques and Ovidiu to share their experience of the project.   I toured this factory a few months ago and was amazed to see such a nice design and the efforts made to make it comfortable and safe for the employees.   As this factory will serve as a global model for the company’s future plants, we are certain it will drive considerable positive change for P&G and the industry.

– Steve

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