News regarding the European Ecolabel – products, services and buildings

April 11, 2012 at 10:42 am | Posted in Certification, Events | Leave a comment
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On April 5th, the Romania Green Building Council organized the third edition of the event that focused on the eco-labeling topicThe event took place at the headquarters of Swan Office & Technology Park and engaged the construction and hospitality industry and its service and product suppliers in a discussion about the opportunity and importance of a more environmentally responsible approach to designing, renovating, and operating their properties.

This year we have extended the discussion beyond the hotel industry, due to the increased  interest not only from the building materials manufacturers in Romania, but also an increased interest at the European level regarding the extension and development of the criteria’s for obtaining the eco-label in other sectors of the construction industry. The main guest was Mrs. Daniela Toma – Councellor within the Directorate of  Pollution Control and Impact Assessment, part of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Mrs. Toma presented the advantages of obtaining the eco-label and the steps to be followed. The case study presented in this section was “Complex Piatra Soimului” from Sinaia, the first hotel from the Prahova Valley that obtained the eco-label.

 

Furthermore, it has been brought into discussion the types of products in the construction industry that can obtain the ecolabel certification and what is the connection between the ecolabel certification and buildings. The Romanian Green Buildings Council will collaborate with the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the establishment of a consultative working group which purpose will be to analyze and provide comments on the draft criteria that exist at the moment for the eco-labeling of buildings.

The first trans‐European communication platform about Sustainable Construction –  Construction 21 was also part of the agenda, as the event was addressed to those concerned in taking advantage from  energy-efficient design principles with low impact on the environment. Ms. Eng. Mihaela Nicolau presented the project’s scope and ways of how getting involved. We are confident that as a result of this event, a larger number of companies that promote energy efficient buildings will get involved in the Construction 21 project.

Madalina Radulescu, Complex Piatra Soimului, Sinaia

 

eng. Mihaela Nicolau, presenting the Construction21 project.

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