Do you want to certify a green building project and don’t know how?

January 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | Posted in Certification, General, Training | Leave a comment
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Do you want to become a BREEAM or LEED assessor?

RoGBC just prepared for you a brief presentation about LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method).

This LEED information package summarizes what LEED is, measures and delivers, which the rating systems are, the steps to achieving certification and also how to become a LEED professional.

This BREEAM information package tells you about what BREEAM provides, its objectives, types of projects and buildings that can be assessed using BREEAM. You can also find out the main things regarding BREEAM certification and how to become a BREEAM assessor.


No more eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam

January 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Posted in Certification, General | Leave a comment
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There are no eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam, according to the most recent version of USGBC Candidate Handbook, which was updated in November 2012.

Eligibility: Old Requirements

Previously, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) called for professionals to meet certain conditions of eligibility for examination by performing one of the following requirements:

1) must be or have been engaged in a “sustainable industry” OR

2) must be or have been involved in a LEED certified project in the past three years

3) must show involvement in an education program on green building principles

New requirements:

Now Candidate Handbook says: “There eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate exam, however, GBCI recommended candidates have exposure to LEED and green building concepts through training, volunteering or work experience before exam . All applicants must agree to the Disciplinary and Exam policy and requirements for maintaining accreditation must submit an audit, and have more than 18 years. ”

Therefore, eligibility is now recommended, not required, no longer need to be evidenced by a letter of approval, certificate of completion or transcript. This will facilitate the inclusion of several students and professionals Green Associate exam.

News from Sauter in 2013.

January 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Posted in General, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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RoGBC member – Sauter is in pole position with its range of diverse solutions, when it comes to building management, that can be adapted to meet all requirements.
Sauter is  launching several new products for 2013, which for sure will confirm the Swiss quality. Last year it was the year of Bacnet solutions confirmation, the versatile controller with integrated web-server EY-AS525 being the flagship of their systems.

–  Sauter added a further valve to their Valveco range, up to DN 50;

–  The Sauter VAV compact controller ASV 115 is now available with a second control loop for compact decentralised and flexible control of room temperature and room pressure for Pharma aplications.

–  Also new are the two heating, ventilation and air-conditioning controllers, flexotron 400 and flexotron 800 – the former for smaller systems and the later for more complex ones.
–  The new Sauter AKM105 actuator is particularly sustable for smaller ball valves, while the new Sauter AXM 217 is used for 2/3 points or 0-10 V for through ot three-way unit valves.
–  There will be also a new version of the SCADA building management software, novaPro Opne, while SAUTER EMS 3.0 has a redesigned user interface and is now also suitable for mobile usage.

For more information about Sauter products and services you can ask information at the e-mail adress (
Also you can visit the site or

“Greening our Workspace” /RoGBC office renovation project documentary broadcasted on Realitatea TV

January 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Events, General, Green Building Projects, Greening our Wokspace, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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Dear RoGBC members and friends, We are pleased to announce that the RoGBC office renovation project will be broadcasted on Realitatea TV television this Saturday, 9.00-10.00 pm (21:00-22:00), on Realitatea Tv.

You will also find it automatically archived here starting Saturday 10.00 pm (22:00).

We would like to thank all project partners once again for their collaboration in developing this project, and we hope you will enjoy the show!


Sustainable Urban Building Contest 2013

January 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Posted in Academics, Certification, Events, General, Green Building Projects, Member Projects | Leave a comment
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Construction21 and Metropolitan Solutions are organising a new European online contest

Cities and local authorities worldwide have something in common: they have to become so called “Smart cities”. The intensifying trend of urbanisation forces cities to upgrade their existing infrastructure and to completely develop new forms of infrastructure. Therefore city planers, architects, technical experts and decision makers need smart and practicable solutions that are resource efficient, secure, low in emissions and reliable at the same time. Future infrastructural systems have to be intelligent, autonomously and interlinked to insure the provision of rapidly growing urban populations alongside a high quality of life.

Buildings are an important factor in this urban development, and the “Sustainable Urban Building Contest” seeks to address this aspect. With a view to promoting Best Practice solutions, we ask applicants submitting buildings to the contest to showcase

solutions that are already feasible and have been made reality today. For buildings you have already completed, show us:

1. How buildings can be integrated into the infrastructures of the “city of the future”

2. How buildings can make a positive contribution to infrastructures of the “city of the future”

3. How buildings can help improve quality of life in a city

Applications can be submitted online from the 21st of January 2013 until the 22nd of February in 2013.

The voting phase starts at the 25th of February until the 13th of March of 2013.

Read more about the Contest and the rules at .

The winners will be awarded to present their Best Practice Solutions at the Metropolitan Solutions Fair in Hannover (8 – 12 April 2013). Metropolitan Solutions has developed as platform for applications and solutions for cities and megacities, and has grown significantly since its launch in 2011. In April 2012, more than 70 exhibitors showcased their offers on 3,000 square meters. Beginning in 2013 the trade show has more space in Hall 1 and an innovative concept of immersion in the “city of the future”. Instead of the usual exhibition passageways, for example, visitors walk along streets lit with streetlamps. Panoramic wall images display forward-looking products and urban development solutions. Visitors are brought to Hall 1 in electric cars.

ecoBiblioteca project – HVAC equipment provided by JETRUN

January 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, General, Green Building Projects, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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EcoBiblioteca 16aug2012

The ecoBiblioteca project implement, for the first time in Romania (and in Europe) the  Living Building Challenge ecological certification, which is the most accurate system for ecological building certification existing in the world. To be eligible for certification, Living Building Challenge require that the building should be a high energy performance building with energy efficient equipments.

According to the technical MEP project, designed by CUNDALL, the RoGBC member, JETRUN provided on the ecoBiblioteca project high performance equipment for heating system and for ventilation system, respectig Living Building Challenge requirements:

– the WOLF brine/water heat-pump equipment (BWS-1-16) with accessories;

– the high efficiency WOLF heat-exchanger (CWL 400) with accessories. (the recovering energy rate is 95%)

more about JETRUN you can find here.


more about ecoBiblioteca you can find here.

5 New Member Companies joined the RoGBC since December 2012

January 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Posted in General, News from Members | Leave a comment
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We are pleased to announce our newest member companies that joined the council since December 2012:



3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries.

Depenbrock bau GmbH:  

Company with complex activity in the constructions branch, having its head offices in Stemwede, Germany and over 85 years experience in this sector.  Depenbrock Administrator Construct SCS, started at the end of 2008 within the internal civil and industrial turnkey constructions’ market, while presently having already executed a number of reference projects from the building sector and having implemented an integrated management system being certified with
ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2005, OHSAS 18001:2008 and ISO 16001:2009.


Provides building energy efficiency expertise and modeling, consultancy for green buildings voluntary certification and energy audits in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.


Kingspan is a leading company in the construction industry, being recognized for dedication for innovation, design and quality. With over 40 years of Kingspan, the building envelope provides solutions and addressing the needs of designers, builders and investors. In Romania, Kingspan LLC represents Division and Systems pane insulated panels Kingspan Group since 2003.

Vitastal Consulting: 

Private company with 100% Romanian capital and is the first Romanian company certified ISO 9001/ 14001/ OHSAS 18001 for energy audit services. Vitastal has important expertise in energy efficiency of buildings, providing a wide range of services as green buildings assessments, dynamic simulations for buildings energy consumption , design and technical advising (expertise, project verification) for a wide spectrum of applications in HVAC&R&S field, including installations using renewable energy sources: heat pumps, solar thermal plants, cogeneration plants, tri-generation plants etc.


Thermal bridges of RoGBC Heaquarters, showed with infrared camera made by EGEEA Design.

January 15, 2013 at 9:00 am | Posted in General, Green Building Projects, Greening our Wokspace, Member Projects, News from Members | 1 Comment
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The new member of RoGBC, EGEEA Design, has made on 13 December 2012 an survey with a infrared camera of the RoGBC headquarters. As part of the RoGBC pilot project : Greening our Workspace Phase II.

The survey has revealed the main areas where the heat transfer is increased, know as Thermal Bridges. Areas which, besides the energy which is consumed (lost) to the exterior environment, they can develop mold and/or condensation on the interior finishing and also, more evident, they generate a thermal discomfort of the residents.

Below you can find some images from this survey.

the Office ceiling: with a lamp on the left and a thermal bridges on the right.


the Office windows (view from out side): with a thermal bridges on the lower part (parapet) where is also an radiator on the interior.


Attic ceiling


Exeterior view: the darker parts of the attic is covered with snow, the lighter  parts o the attic are thermal bridges which are dry(not covered whit snow) due to the interior-exterior heat transfer.

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New graphic design for the RoGBC website

January 11, 2013 at 11:36 am | Posted in Building Greener Schools, ecobiblioteca, General, Green Building Projects, Greening our Wokspace, Romania's Greenest Buildings | Leave a comment
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The RoGBC team would like to wish you “Happy New Year” and all the best for 2013. We hope that this year will bring new and brighter perspective and a successful collaboration with our council.

We are proud to present to you a new version of the RoGBC website with a more powerful graphic design and information easier to be accessed. Please navigate and send us your feedback!
Special thanks to our graphic designer: arh Razvan Zamfira and for implementation to Extremis Technology

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