Romania Green Building Council, Green Awards 2013

April 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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RoGBC Awards 2013

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!

Romania Green Building Council is proud to present the fourth edition of the “Romania Green Building Council Awards” to be awarded on June 10th, 2013.

This year’s categories include:

Criteriile generale pentru toate premiile le puteți găsi pe  platforma Constructio21.eu/Romania.

IMPORTANT: Eligible building projects must have been completed and, for large buildings, have issued by December 31, 2012 the final energy performance certificate as required by Romanian law 372/2005. Please contact the RoGBC office to obtain more information on energy audits and to be referred to our member companies that perform them.

This year’s distinguished jury members are:

  • Alinda Dudu –  Senior Architect, Epstein
  • Claus Kegel –  Managing Director, Heberger Constructii
  • Constantin Goagea –  Director, Zeppelin
  • Cristian Popescu –  CEO, Cofely Romania
  • Eugen Goldhammer –  Energy Auditor, EGEEA Design
  • Hadley Barrett –  Managing Partner, Oxford Sustainable Group
  • Perry Zizzi –  Partner, Badea Clifford Chance
  • Serban Tiganas –  Presedinte, Dico & Tiganas
  • Silvu Ginju –  General Manager, Strucon Proiect

SUBMISSION: Please find HERE more details about the submission process and eligibility criteria.

Submissions will be accepted until 5 June with a strict cut off that all electronic files be sent by 6pm Eastern Europe Time. Only submissions registered on Construction21.eu – will be accepted. 

 SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT!

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ecoBiblioteca – the new RoGBC Director of Projects will join the ecoBiblioteca team as co-Director

April 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, Events, General, Green Building Projects, Member Projects | Leave a comment
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EcoBiblioteca 16aug2012Dear green builders,

I wanted to extend a welcome to our recent addition to the Romania Green Building Council team, Mr. Paul Lannoye.   Paul will serve as our Director of Projects and joining Mr. Dragos Riti as co-Director of our ecoBiblioteca project.   Paul is a highly experienced real estate and construction professional with significant experience in Romania and on exemplary projects.    His participation “in house” at the RoGBC will provide us some needed resource hours as we make the final construction push for ecoBiblioteca.

Paul can be reached at Paul.Lannoye@RoGBC.org and +40720 449 139.

Paul L and Steve B

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Learn more about the “Property Tax Reduction” Legislative Guide on “Money Magazine” – The Money Channel, Friday April 5th, 9:00pm

April 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Certification, General | Leave a comment
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Luiza Manolea, Attorney at Law and Leader of the Legislative Outreach Task Group will talk about the legislative guide proposal aimed at recognizing achievements in green building tax reduction for green building owners.

“The RoGBC initiative to propose property tax reduction as a mechanism to promote green building is based on : the results of the report “Measures to attract investment in local green buildings“, which indicates the property tax reduction or exemption for a period of time, as forefront among the most relevant and easy to implement measures for encouraging the development of energy efficient buildings by public authorities, on the existing legislative framework regarding establishing property tax by local decisions, but within the limits set at national level on the Fiscal Code.

This approach has resulted in the legislative package made available to local councils and the General Council of Bucharest, in their capacity as decision makers regarding the property tax and also to interested building owners. This package includes both the explanatory memorandum for applying such a mechanism, as well as the actual draft decision of the local council / General Council of Bucharest.This local legislative proposal is flexible and can be adapted to the specificities of each city ” (Luiza Manolea)

The TV show will be re-broadcasted on Saturday, April 6th starting with 1:00pm and on Sunday, April 7th, starting with 12:00pm.

Enjoy the show!

The RoGBC would like to sincerely thank all the members involved in drafting this guide:

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ecoBiblioteca March Update

April 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, General, Green Building Projects, Meeting Notes, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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In the last meeting that took place in late February at RoGBC headquarters, it was establish what needs to be done to finalize the MEP project for the ecoBiblioteca project according to the new changes in the RoGBC design team.

As you know from previous posts, the ecoBiblioteca project will 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 requires that the building should be, between others prerequisites, a zero energy building – that means a very high performance envelope of the building and most energy efficient MEP systems and 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, respecting Living Building Challenge requirements:

– the heating generation design system will be provided by VITASTAL, using a heating pump with borehole soil to water collection. Also, Vitastal will provide expertise in Net Zero Energy prerogative requested by Living Building Challenge certification.

– the distribution of the heating agent and the ventilation ducts will be provided by Thermaflex with duct that respect Living Building Challenge material prerogative.

– The heating system will be with CLINA radiant surfaces at low temperatures (max 30 C) through the ceiling. The design, consultancy and material would be provided by PROMAX Engineering – CLINA Romanian representatives.

– The lighting system design by B-lighting and the fixtures are be provided by our partners OSRAM.

The coordination of mechanical and electrical installation, as well as the implementation on site would be provided by our recent member DAS ENGINEERING GRUP, through its representative dipl eng Alexandra Stoica.

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Romania’s Greenest Buildings

April 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

Romania’s Greenest Buildings

April 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Posted in General, Legislative Outreach | Leave a comment
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Thursday March 28th, the Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) in partnership with NAI Romania, launched the “Romania’s Greenest Buildings” report to over 120 participants in the Crystal Tower Building.

The event’s purpose was to identify and celebrate the success of the existing and pipeline green building projects in Romania, open a forum for discussion for an open source tool kit for Romania’s municipalities to understand and implement fiscal incentives to promote green jobs and greener buildings, and launch a comprehensive report on “The Business Case for Green Buildings”.   The event opened with Mr. Ion Bradu showing support for the event in his role as President of the District 1 Bucharest’s City Council.

Romania’s Greenest Buildings campaign

In launching the campaign and 2013 reportSteven Borncamp, President of the RoGBC, explained: “We have tailored an initiative to provide and urgent economic stimulus, create green jobs, and dramatically improve the energy and environmental performance of our buildings; all while being revenue neutral or revenue positive for Romania’s municipalities”.

The RoGBC’s Mihaela Nicolau introduced the platform Construction21.eu (www.Construction21.eu/Romania) as a tool for collecting the data in this campaign. The Romania’s Greenest Buildings Campaign consists of continuous research and the report is to be completed along the way.

 

Andrei BotișManaging Partner of NAI Romania and leader of the research team engaged by RoGBC, declared: “RoGBC proved once again to be a resonant voice in promoting green buildings in Romania, through the legislative measures proposed to reduce property taxes and also through the launch of the ‘Romania’s Greenest buildings’ report. As research partners in this campaign, we are very glad we could add a brick on the well-established foundation of RoGBC”.

The event continued with Mr. Eugen Goldhammer’s presentation about The Prispa House, also included in the report as a case study, as an example of best practices from a team of talented students who represented Romania in the first Solar Decathlon competition in 2012; and with CristinaȘiu’s explanation regarding the difference between this report and the Gala of the “Romania Green Building Council Awards”, organized yearly by the association. This year’s Gala will take place on May 9th, 2013, and projects may be entered in the competition through the Construction21.eu platform.

Building tax reduction for Green Buildings

Lawyer Luiza Manolea with Steven Borncamp, presented on behalf of RoGBC a proposal for a legislative guide aimed at recognizing achievements in green building tax reduction for green building owners. “The RoGBC initiative to propose property tax reduction as a mechanism to promote green building is based on : the results of the report “Measures to attract investment in local green buildings“, which indicates the property tax reduction or exemption for a period of time, as forefront among the most relevant and easy to implement measures for encouraging the development of energy efficient buildings by public authorities, on the existing legislative framework regarding establishing property tax by local decisions, but within the limits set at national level on the Fiscal Code.”declared Luiza Manolea.

The Business Case for Green Building

In the last part of the conference Steven Borncamp and Jukka Parkkamaki, business development manager SKANSKA Romania, presented a report from World Green Building Council discussing the general framework for promoting green buildings including the costs and benefits for developers, investors and occupants.

Read here the entire press release!

 

 
 
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Organizer:

Romania Green Building Council (www.RoGBC.org) is a non-profit and apolitical organization that fosters market conditions necessary legislative and educational transformation and the adjacent construction industry to create and renovate buildings to be both sustainable performance and profitable. RoGBC received accreditation “Established Council” (Full Member) of the World Green Building Council (www.WorldGBC.org).

Research partner:

Appraisal & Valuation, branded as NAI Romania (www.nairomania.ro) is the exclusive representative of NAI Global in Romania. Although NAI Romania has the capability to provide full spectrum of real estate services, the main activity is valuation and research consulting for different types of assets (real estate, plant and machinery’s, business and financial instruments).   Starting with 2012, NAI Romania provides green building certifications for: LEED, BREEAM and DGNB. NAI Global is the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide.

Research tool:

Construction21.eu (www.construction21.eu) – the first European platform dedicated to green building practitioners. The online platform is a consortium of six countries (Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Romania, France) which promote best practice examples of green building industry. This online tool helps registering and evaluating both local and international green building projects, presenting innovative products and technologies and also thematic communities to facilitate contact with companies from the field and local and international experts. Content Manager for Romania is Mihaela Nicolau.

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