ecoBiblioteca update – Construction Started!

July 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, Green Building Projects | Leave a comment
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[ Note – We will be posting a series of updates and photos about our ecoBiblioteca project.   There are many project partners involved and we will introduce them in various posts throughout the phases of the project. RoGBC member companies have donated service hours,  products and technology or made significant discounts from their standard fees
to assist our Council in undertaking this work which we appreciate greatly.  ]

We hope you enjoy these project updates.  Please contact us if you would like to get involved.  – the RoGBC Team


The construction works of the green library renovation project have gotten underway with site preparation and the beginning of the “deconstruction” of an adjoining, derelict building and the organization of its usable materials to be integrated into the renovated building and the surrounding landscaping.

Project Site Manager Bogdan Draganescu of Smart & Pepper Consulting ensured the site was prepared to exceed the required Health and Safety regulations as well as to ensure the construction activity on the site will not cause harm to the surrounding ecology.   The construction team was briefed on the requirements of the “Living Building Challenge” standard which included carefully categorizing and storing of reusable materials and management of hazardous waste.   The standard requires almost all of the construction waste to be diverted from landfills.

For more information about the project, see:  or contact Timea Paal, ecoBiblioteca’s Project Manager for RoGBC.

site works

Plaster removal from the walls

Replacing Asbestos roof with traditional wood shingles

Storing reclaimed wood

Storing bricks for reusage

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