Tags: Romania Green Building Council, sustainability
On the 18th March, ROGBC headquarters had the pleasure of hosting the conference of Professor Brodsky, Directorof the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment in The Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University School of Professional Studies and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Sustainable Built Environment. The lecture was build upon the ideea of green construction and real estate developement in the U.S.
The discourse path followed :
to point out the context offered not only by the U.S. Building Stock, but also by the climate situation – the last one, coordinated by measurements and statistics regarding both the energy consume process and the rate of GHG emissions -;
the accomplishments display of the certification systems LEED and ENERGY STAR – using the comparative study and the observation analysis through time of both systems limitations;
the critical and comparative presentation of a suite of sustainable mechanisms, among witch : energetic codes, equipement standards or selection criterias of certification systems, as LEED and ENERGY STAR;
choosing and explaining the relevant market drivers both from non-governmental and governmental environment;
and also attaching the recomended tools in the new construction process.
The up-to-date , good study and good observation of the green construction subject in the U.S. left under analysis and documentation the similar and the distinctive situations from Europe.
Tags: Events, Green Building, Initiative, Romania Green Building Council
For the last 3 years Cundall have celebrated the World Green Building Council’s “World Green Building Week” providing sustainability seminars in many of their global locations. This year, they presented in Bucharest and have made their presentation available for your review. Take a look!
Tags: Energy Efficiency, Green Building Council, Green Building events, Green Building Project, Green Service Provider, RoGBC, RoGBC Awards, Romania Green Building Council, Romania Green Building Council Awards, the Green Building Awards
Thursday, June 12th, during the Green Building Awards Gala, held at the Faculty of Building Services, UTCB, Romania Green Building Council has announced the winners.
The awards took into consideration all companies doing business in Romania and building projects that have been completed by December 31st, 2013 and, for the Green Building Project of the Year category, have entered the energy performance certificate as required by the Romanian law 372/2005.
Thank you to all those who submitted entries!
We would also like to thank our jury of experts who reviewed the merits of each entry through comprehensive and engaging discussions.
This year’s jury consisted of:
• Andreas Laspadakis – General Manager, Etem Systems
• Cristian Popescu – CEO, Cofely Romania
• Dragos Riti – Head of Construction Departament, Erste Group Immorent
• Eugen Goldhammer – Consultant eficienta energetica
• Silviu Ginju – General Manager, Strucon Proiect
• Elena Rastei – Sustainability Specialist, Institutul de Ecoinovare
• Andrei Botis – General Manager, Nai Romania
• Rodica Margarit – Business Development Manager, BASF
The winners of the 5th edition are:
Green Building Project of the Year – Floreasca Park (Portland Trust)
Sustainable Company of the Year – Studium Green
Green Product Innovation of the Year – Charging stations for electric vehicles (E-Motion Electric)
Green Service Provider of the Year – E-Motion Electric
Green Building Education Initiative of the Year – The Faculty of Building Services, UTCB
Government Initiative of the Year – Alba Iulia City Hall
The RoGBC awards are hand made reusing
salvaged materials from a window factory.
Tags: Bucharest, ECOPACK, Events, green buildings, RoGBC, Romania Green Building Council, sustainability, Sustainable Construction
The concept of planning TNI Green Home Pavilion aimed the exposure as expressive sustainable solutions for constructions. The benefits of sustainable design exceed the issues related to environmental protection and come in the effective economic solutions. The concept of planning the pavilion is organic, which uses simple materials, recyclable or reusable for delimitation of four areas: presentation, discussion area, exhibition of new technology and modular exhibition. Each area of pavilion was adapted for the exhibitors by using solid-shaped signal.
For the production of Green Home Pavilion, were chosen recyclable materials as wood and corrugated , provided by Ecopack collaborator RoGBC, which created contrast with standard stands. In this way, Green Home Pavilion was easily to find at the fair because of it’s design based on ecological principles.
Tags: Green Building, Green Building Council, Romania Green Building Council, Sustainable Construction
The visitors of the National Real Estate Fair helped us to answer the question: “Can I have a green home?”. We have used an interactive green panel to send the message with our intention to educate those interested in building sustainable houses.
Tags: Bucharest, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Green Building Projects, green buildings, green homes, Romania Green Building Council, sustainability, TNI
First Info Session about Green Home Pavilion RoGBC took place at the RoGBC office Thursday, March 20th .
The session began with the presentation of National Real Estate Fair held by Cristina Bercea , PR & Marketing Manager. TNI is the largest fair of its kind on the Romanian market and it is offering to the visitors real estate financing solutions , eco design building , electrical echipament, home landscaping ingenious solutions , water and air filtration systems and new this year, Green Home Pavilion ( exhibition space for projects and case studies of green residential) .
In the second part of the Info Session we had the pleasure to watch with great interest the concept and design of Green Home Pavilion made by Ina Leonte – Architect Zest Collective.
In the end Monica Zarnescu, Manager Finance & Green Office Romania Green Building Council spoke with the participants about the purpose of the Green Home Pavilion, to educate and explain better the benefits of home buyers about the energy efficient and environmental responsibity .
Green Home Pavilion will be a dedicated space within the TNI fair in Bucharest and provide presentations, case studies and exhibits on green technologies, traditional building solutions and ideas, and free consultations for saving money while providing healthier and higher quality homes.
More details … http://bit.ly/1r4eo7L
Tags: Bucharest, conference, Energy Certification, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Green Building, ILFI, LBC, Living Building Challenge, RoGBC, sustainable arhitecture, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Development
For the first time in Europe, Romania Green Building Council organized the Living Building Challenge workshop, in the Romanian capital. The main mission was to present the most demanding ecological certification in the world.
“It is important that we prove the concept that ‘deep green’ or ‘restorative buildings’ are beneficial for green economic growth, for improving our building stock, and, of course, restoring the health of our planet. As Europe debates the Net Zero Energy Building criteria for year 2020, we believe the Living Building Challenge represents the most ambitious interpretation of how are buildings need to be and we and our member companies will deliver them soon as aspirational yet practical examples of what is possible,” said RoGBC President Steven Borncamp who was recently appointed Managing Director of the campaign to promote the Living Building Challenge in Europe.
Trainer arh. Adrian Pop presented the criteria of the Living Building Challenge, emphasizing the importance of demonstrating the 1 year performance as a Net Zero Energy Building, and the requirements to collect and process all water on site, and to build only on brown field or existing building sites.
In the end we wish to thank our partners and hosts AECOM and Cervantes Institute for their support in organizing our event.
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Tags: BREEAM, conference, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Building Council, green buildings project management, LEED, Legislation, Romania Green Building Council, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Development
On the 8th of August, Romania Green Building Council organized the Managing Green Building Project workshop, in Bucharest, a comprehensive insight into the key principles of sustainable construction.
We were privileged to have Eric Johnson among us, a consultant specialized in planning, cost management, and delivery of green commercial development projects. Eric demonstrated the importance of management quality, sharing from his vast experience gained as a LEEP AP and BREEAM Assessor and involvement in numerous international committees of experts.
Among the objective, the course tried to give a full definition of an integrated project management, identify the requirements and challenges posed, as well as the assessment tools and strategies needed to successfully deliver high performance building projects, aiming to increasing profitability through streamlined management and planning practices.
The 30 participants enjoyed an interactive training, the informative sessions were interspersed with case studies and teamwork, which helped them successfully achieve the objectives. Also, they identified the most appropriate ways of implementing best business practices for the management of sustainable buildings.
We believe that raising public awareness about the use of assessment tools and adopting an integrated project management, will help the future development in this area.
Event location at the Cervantes Institute was provided by our partners AECOM, which was the perfect setting for out courses and we would like to use this opportunity and Thank them!
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Tags: conference, Energy Efficiency, Financial Incentives, Legislation, Legislative Outreach, Romania Green Building Council, Sustainable Construction
Romania Green Building Council, in partnership with DAS Engineering Group and Cluj-Napoca Town hall, invited the IT&C companies from Cluj to a conference on the subject of financial incentives for highly energy efficient green buildings.
The conference was opened by the representative of Cluj Napoca local authorities, Ms. Emilia Botezean, who welcomed the guests with and introductory speech. Following this, Steven Borncamp, president of Romania Green Building Council, granted the Cluj Napoca local authorities with the Award for the Governmental Initiative of the Year 2012, earned through by implementing the tax reduction on buildings in order to reward energy efficiency and green performance. Cluj-Napoca is the first city in Romania to adopt this policy, opening the path for other local public authorities that we hope will follow this success example.
After the award, Mr. Borncamp presented a brief overview of the green building trend and industry capability in Romania. Thus, Romania’s accession to the European Union and resultant legislative changes has increased the strategic outlook on high quality, sustainable construction. Local companies are improving their capability while leading international companies have entered the Romanian market bringing an increased level of professionalism, and implicitly, the requests on the market. From a green building perspective, there is a significant increase in awareness of the Romanian business community on the issue of sustainability and energy efficiency. Adding to the above the opportunity to grow in the underdeveloped field of green building in Romania, we can say that the market is highly favourable to sustainable project initiatives.
Further on, Mr. Dorin Beu, lecturer at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca, presented the financial incentives for green buildings, followed by Alexandra Stoica’ s presentation, representing DAS Engineering, regarding the steps required to achieve a sufficient level of green building performance to qualify for the tax discount.
The Establishing of the Regional Cluster for Sustainable Urban Development „Green Building& Development„August 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Events, General | Leave a comment
Tags: conference, Energy Efficiency, Events, Green Building, LEED, Legislation, Legislative Outreach, Regional Cluster, Sustainable Construction
The Establishing of the Regional Cluster for Sustainable Urban Development „Green Building & Development„
On the initiative of the Center for Technological Transfer CENTI Cluj Napoca, a new step was taken in the direction of the development of Romanian-Hungarian business relations in the field of green energy, in order to secure a sustainable and clean future.
During the 2nd and 3rd of July 2013 an event dedicated to the Use of Green Energy Sources for a Sustainable and Clean Future in Romania and Hungary took place in Târgu Mureș, consisting of a conference that hosted specialists from both countries, business meetings between companies based both in Romania and Hungary and a study visit to the companies active in the field of sustainable energy in Covasna County. The event was dedicated primarily to companies working in the green energy sector, yet it can be considered a model of good practice in international cooperation for other regions and industries as well.
During the two day conference, a significant moment was the signing of the Collaboration Protocol regarding the establishing of the first Regional Cluster for Sustainable Urban Development „Green Building& Development”. It will act as an organisation that enables the cooperation between the economic field, local public authorities and research institutes, looking to align and to represent the economic and general interests of urban communities. The cluster will work as a legal entity in the form of a non-governmental organisation, with the operational procedures, the association’s relations and competences to be discussed and established through the mutual agreement of the members.
The cluster’s general objectives are to participate and initiate innovative and growing projects, to support the sustainable urban development through legislative initiatives, the training of specialists in the field and the creation of new workplaces, as well as greening the urban transportation, attracting funds for rehabilitation projects and participating in consortium to project auctions regarding urban development. Internally, the cluster seeks to increase the profit of member companies, to develop its own products and services, together with a coherent cluster policy, a personal IT system, to contribute to the professional development of its members and employees and to attract funds for management.
Romania Green Building Council was among the signatories, along other 29 institutions coming from various fields, such as universities, financial institutions, constructions, sustainable energy, IT, transportation, as well as consultancy companies, project management companies, local public authorities and catalyst institutions. As a professional organisation, according to the agreement, RoGBC takes on the role to support the professional formation of the cluster’s members and its growth at national end euro-regional level.
Given the strong compatibility between the RoGBC objectives and those of the new Regional Cluster, we are pleased to be founding members of the most recent cooperation initiative in sustainable urban developments.