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: Green Building, RoGBC, Romania Green Building Council, Training
We proudly announce that September 8th to 14th, 2014 will bring you the first autumn school programme, exclusively dedicated to green buildings. This event is called „Cluj-Napoca – The City of Green Buildings” and has been specifically conceived for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, within fields such as architecture, construction or civil engineering. Cluj-Napoca is among the first cities in Europe to offer a tax deduction for green buildings, which renders „The Heart of Transylvania” the perfect environment for our event.
“Cluj-Napoca – The City of Green Buildings” is organised by The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, The Faculty of Building Services, ASFIC (Faculty of Building Services of Cluj-Napoca Students’ Association), RoGBC (Romanian Green Building Council), SHARE Federation and our most recent partner, E.ON Romania.
We are all aware of how important green buildings are when it comes to a large number of factors such as the environment, energy consumption levels and urban development. Moreover, modern man spends 90% of daily time inside a building, so the quality of that building is essential to well-being.
With that in mind, we strongly believe that by properly educating future architects and engineers with respect to green buildings, which have already proved their positive impact on our lives, we can actively contribute to building a bright and secure future via sustainable development.
The event was launched along with the 4th edition of the Cluj-Napoca Days, which takes place during May 23rd to 30th, 2014 and this year’s theme is multiculturalism. For three days, part of our team represented “Cluj-Napoca – The City of Green Buildings” within the Youth Corner set up in the Museum Square. Passers-by were attracted by our “Insta-Fun”, a multifunctional prototype, which is based on the idea of creating a system that makes it possible to observe the use and transfer of solar energy to various devices.
A full set of information regarding this event is available on the webpage: http://thecityofgreenbuildings.asfic.ro
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, Certification, Green Building, green homes, Romania Green Building Council, Sustainable Construction
Last weekend, from Friday to Sunday, RoGBC was present at the National Real Estate Fair with a booth used by its partners as exhibition space systems and products for green building. Among partners: Zest Collective, ALUKÖNIGSTAHL, E-MOTION, SIP PANEL TECHNOLOGIES, Studium Green, EfdeN, ECOPACK, Arta Gradinilor, BuildIN, Energinomics. Together we tried to answer the question:
Can I have a green house?
A green home requires as little impact on the environment both in terms of construction, building materials and energy used in its operation. At the moment it is not easy to build a “green” building. This would involve the use of special construction materials, renewable energy or energy very cheap for cooling, lighting and hot water production. Last but not least, a green home architecture is specifically designed for use within the natural advantages of the place in which it is built. Impossible? Certainly not, but most important is to try to minimize the effect it will have on future home environment. And on your budget!
Europe Regional Network addresses the Energy and Environment Ministers on the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.February 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment
Tags: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, policy, World GBC
2030: Europe Regional Network outlines need for investment certainty
The Europe Regional Network of WorldGBC has today written to Energy and Environment Ministers outlining the need for a coherent set of legally binding targets within the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.
The letter from the Network notes that three targets for 2030 are needed, for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reductions and member state renewable quotas, alongside a sector energy efficiency target for buildings. A number of EU countries are currently pushing for a single greenhouse gas target to replace the current ’20-20-20’ targets within the EU’s 2020 framework, though the European Parliament has supported a three target approach.
James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor to the Network, said: “This is a matter of certainty for the companies investing in products and services that can transform our energy system for good. They need to know that EU policy-makers support their business models over the long-term so that they can create new facilities and jobs in the region without fear of having to cut this all back in the event national policies change. Many of our members are focused on unlocking the energy efficiency potential of the building sector, which is a complex issue that needs long-term political backing as well as market based solutions.”
Joanne Wheeler, Chair of the Network’s Policy Task Force, said: “The buildings sector has long been recognised as the sector with the greatest potential for cost effective climate action which will save money for businesses and householders. However, significant market barriers persist, and this means that industry needs long-term policy signals in order to invest and deliver greener buildings. A sector energy efficiency target would help focus minds across both public and private sectors, helping deliver buildings that are fit for the 21st Century.”
To view the letter click here.
Introducing the Network
Green Building Councils are not-for-profit, member-based organisations that are driving the transformation of buildings, communities and users’ behaviour towards sustainability. The World Green Building Council is a coalition of over 100 national Green Building Councils around the world, making it the largest international organisation influencing the Green Building marketplace.
Our Europe Regional Network consists of over 30 national Green Building Councils and works in collaboration with around 4,500 member companies across Europe, which represent the full breadth of stakeholders in the buildings industry. A crucial part of Green Building is bringing the whole value chain in our industry together to provide better solutions, and this is exactly what we are doing through our members.
Tags: Green Home Pavilion, targ, TNI
Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) and Târgul Național Imobiliar (TNI) announce a partnership to develop a Green Home Pavilion to educate home buyers on the benefits of energy efficient and environmentally responsible homes. Green Home Pavilion will be a dedicated space within the TNI fair in Bucharest and provide presentations and exhibits on green technologies, traditional building solutions and ideas, and free consultations for saving money with a healthier and greener lifestyle.
Key Features of Event
Exhibition Space for Green Residential Projects
The organizers offer an aisle of 90 sqm of the exhibition for green residential projects, which will enable the pavilion to become a significant sector within the fair. These booths are offered to RoGBC members for a special discount.
The Romania Green Building Council Booth
The 20 sqm of the RoGBC booth will be used as display area for green building systems, a product from each category. This exhibit will play the role of a ‘technical museum’ where companies can showcase their products in simulation of a built environment.
The RoGBC booth will also host the presentation and education area, whith thematic presentations on the different benefits of a green home.
We thank our members ZEST Collective for pavilion concept and design.
Tags: Building Greener Schools, green renovation, LED lighting
Within the Building Greener Schools campaign, a classroom of the Ion Creanga High School in Bucharest benefits from a green renovation with the support of RoGBC and our members.
These days they are installing a lighting system based on LED technology, provided by Zumtobel. Under the “Light for Education and Science” application, Zumtobel will demonstrate how the bright, uniform illumination of both horizontal and vertical surfaces is the basis for optimal visual and learning conditions.
Pictures with the finished classroom will be coming soon.
“Build Greener Schools” is an initiative of the Romania Green Building Council to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breath, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.
The Business Case for Green Building and European Green Building Policy Challenges – In Discussion with James DrinkwaterJanuary 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment
Tags: EU policies, Green Building, Legislation, Policy Task Force Group
On January 29, at the Clifford Chance Badea headquarters, we organized a meeting between James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor, World Green Building Council (Europe Regional Network) and RoGBC members. On this occasion, James Drinkwater held two seminars dedicated to introducing the members into the matter of policy change and of the next steps for the industry in order to help government and the EU take the best decisions.
The first seminar presented the World GBC’s landmark 2013 report on the costs and benefits of green building, underlining the business case for green building. If in 2007 the reason for building green was that it was the right thing to do, the incentive has gradually shifted up to today, more and more companies investing in green buildings because these stand for a better business decision.
In the second seminar of the session, James Drinkwater discussed EU green building policy and legislation, going through major challenges that governments and businesses are facing. This discussion highlighted the opportunity for creating a voice of industry in support of policy regulation.
The RoGBC Policy Task Group comes as an initiative to channel this voice of the green building industry in Romania, to discuss the needs, objectives and opportunities of each stakeholder on the market and put these forward for regulation. As a RoGBC member, if you want to take part in this Policy Task Group, please contact Monica.Ardeleanu@RoGBC.org.
Want to join RoGBC? Click here.
Tags: Energy Efficiency, news from members
Jetrun EnergoEco commissioned the HVAC equipment at Artifex, a textile manufacturing plant in Focsani, Romania.
In 2012 , Artifex started the total renovation of a 13 500 m2 working space, located in Focsani. The production process involves various types of activities , each activity requiring a different microclimate . A common essential element is the need for a strict control of the humidity level. The client wanted a system that provided energy efficiency and a high level of comfort for the employees, which became a challenge for the whole team who worked on the project: the design company Cepronef, the execution company Amteh and the equipment supplier Jetrun EnergoEco.
“The project requirements regarding energy efficiency and a high level of comfort have increased the complexity of the system and asked for a creative approach . We opted for implementing a geothermal heat pump solution, creating one of the largest industrial projects that use geothermal energy in Romania . We decided to follow the operating parameters of the system to develop a practical knowledge base in this area which is less explored in our country. ” said Adrian Moisa, general manager at Jetrun .
The ventilation system is made up of 4 air handling units Wolf KG Top 510 of 40,000 m3 / h with rotary heat recovery system and KG Top 190 of 10,000 m3 / h with plate heat recovery . Given the high density of employees, it is important to ensure a consistent volume of fresh air without affecting the overall efficiency of the installation. The heat recovery system benefits from a special treatment to ensure humidity recovery from the spent air, an extremely important function to reduce the need for additional humidification in winter. As for increased comfort for the employees, we opted for underfloor heating and cooling. By reducing the heat and cooling load of the ventilation system, we can reduce the difference in temperature between the introduced fresh air and the air inside the room, thus eliminating the discomfort created by conventional systems for heating / ventilation .
The air introduction piping was made up of textile fabric and the exhaust air system was made up of metal. To ensure the thermal load for heating and cooling , Jetrun delivered 4 reversible geothermal heat pumps of 250 Kw each, with multiscroll technology and intelligent cascading kit, produced by Hiref . The heat pumps extract heat from a geothermal field of 120 wells of 120m depth and covers the entire heat demand of the building. At a COP 4.0, the primary energy consumption is reduced 4 times compared to a standard system .
About Jetrun EnergoEco
Jetrun EnergoEco is the official supplier in Romania for well known HVAC equipment manufacturers such as Wolf Heiztechnik and provides a full range of products from boilers and heat pumps to air handling units, chillers, cogeneration systems. At Jetrun, we believe in energy efficiency and a responsible use of resources. The people we work with on industrial or commercial projects recognize us for our support and involvement in the project design phase, installation and maintenance.