The Business Case for Green Building’ / ‘Navigating European Green Building Policy Challenges

January 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

29th of January 2014 // Ora 9:00 –12:00 // Location: RoGBC 

RoGBC Members are invited to a networking and informational session in Bucharest with James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor for the World Green Building Council. (Europe Regional Network)


James advises on European green building law and policy for the network of over 30 national Green Building Councils around Europe, coordinating their advocacy work as well as the work of WorldGBC’s global Policy Task Force. He has a Masters from the University of Cambridge, and a background in corporate and finance law. Previously an associate with the Environment and Climate Change practice of global law firm Linklaters LLP, he specialised in advising global corporations on UK and EU sustainable real estate law and policy, renewable energy projects and chemicals regulation. He also previously worked for the Royal Institute of British Architects, focusing on sustainable building policy and EU public procurement reform.

9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration

9:30-10:00 Seminar 1: ‘The Business Case for Green Building’ will inform participants about WorldGBC’s landmark 2013 report on the costs and benefits of green building, taking a look at:

  • WorldGBC and the growth of the green building movement around the world;
  • Design and construction costs;
  • Asset value;
  • Operating costs;
  • Workplace productivity and health; and
  • Risk mitigation.

10:00-11:00 Networking Break

11:00-12:00 Seminar 2: ‘European Green Building Policy Challenges’ will inform participants and hold Q&A about:

  • The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC;
  • EU green building policy and legislation and major challenges that governments and businesses are facing.

To secure a place at the seminars please RSVP by email to no later than 23 January. Please note that the seminars will be in English.



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