Cundall presentation on Green Buildings in Romania

September 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Events, Member Projects | Leave a comment
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Alec Stewart - CundallFor 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!

Cundall presentation on Green Buildings in Romania

Liberty Technology Park Cluj was granted the first BREEAM Major Refurbishment certificate with a „Very Good” rating in Romania

September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Certification, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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Liberty Technology Park Cluj received on the 4th of September the final BREEAM International certificate (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method).


The 1st BREEAM certificate for major refurbishments ever received in Romania


It’s the first BREEAM certificate for major refurbishments obtained by a building in Romania, proving thus the developer’s wish to create a project that uses all its resources to offer exceptional comfort and amenities to its residents. Moreover, the BREEAM assessment indicates the concern for capitalizing the industrial heritage, whilst contributing to Cluj-Napoca’s recent history and encouraging the development potential of the sites’ vicinities. The developer’s objectives were, in many ways, exactly the same as the BREEAM requirements.

The industrial heritage that came along with buying the Libertatea furniture factory included 5 buildings. During the first stage of the development, delivered in December 2013, buildings B and C were refurbished. These offer a total of 5 600 sq m occupied by class A offices and a restaurant. At the moment developments for the second stage of the project are ongoing, revitalizing buildings D and E, offering a total of 13 412 sq m.



The developer’s initial intention was to keep and ingeniously use all the resources offered by the former factory, to recycle all that is to recycle, giving thus life to a new ecosystem, built on the remains of the former, without eradicating it completely and rather by putting to good use all that it has to offer.

Multinvest Business Center – Building a Green Future in Târgu Mureş

May 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Posted in Events, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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The press conference for the inauguration of the Multinvest Business Center office building is an event dedicated to all those interested in innovative technologies and green building.

Multinvest Business Center is the first Green Office Building in Târgu Mureş, currently under BREEAM “Very Good” .
Located in the historical center of Targu Mures, Multinvest Business Center wants to be a major point of interest for the community, beyond the business side, tending to participate in the city life.

General theme:

Overview Multinvest Business Center office building, thematic presentations related to construction of green buildings, certification system for green buildings, presentations related to obtaining EU funds for green industries.

The “Multinvest Business Center – Building a Green Future in Târgu Mureş” conference addresses media specialists, public figures, architects, engineers, investors, green building specialists.
Event organized by SC MULTINVEST SRL in collaboration with Romania Green Building Council.

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 and +40720 449 139.

Paul L and Steve B


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.

ecobiblioteca - membri martie 2013

Triple Green Building Group is offering an online course which prepares proffesionals for the LEED Green Associate exam

March 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Posted in Certification, Member Projects, Training | Leave a comment
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Triple Green Building Group, member of RoGBC, is offering via the Learning Resources Network (LERN) an online course which fully prepares proffesionals for the LEED Green Associate exam at their own pace.

The online courses consist of audio lectures, slideshows and quizzes that can be taken in order to evaluate your knowledge and progress. Furthermore, the course offers all the readings necessary to pass the exam.

Another advantage is the possibility of interaction with the instructor and the fellow participants, as you are able to post questions for the instructor will and also start online discussions with the other people attending the course, on the subject that has been presented.

The course will be taught online by Vessela Valtcheva-McGee and Kelly Gearhart.
Vessela Valtcheva-McGee has extensive experience with sustainablity in both practice and education. She has been a LEED AP since 2005 and has been a founder and President of a USGBC chapter in the United States, serving as an officer of the executive committee for 6 years. In her capacity as an architect she has worked on LEED projects of national significance and as a consultant she managed the administration and documentation of numerous LEED rating systems on projects of various scopes and sizes. After joining partners to form Triple Green Building Group, in 2008, she has taken the company international creating a base in her native country of Bulgaria where she is serving as Director of Education and Development for the Bulgarian Green Building Council. Vessela is currently an honorary guest lecturer at the Savannah College of Art and Design and is also in the process of becoming a DGNB international auditor and a BREEAM international assessor.

Kelly Gearhart is a founder and Principal with the international green building consulting firm Triple Green Building Group (Triple Green). She has served as an officer on the board of the USGBC Atlanta Chapter for two years as well as serving as a member of USGBC’s Southeast Regional Council. Accredited in the new Building Design + Construction and Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance programs, Kelly has taught over 75 full-day and multi-day LEED courses, facilitated seven full-day and multi-day green building charrettes, presented at 12 conferences, consulted with more than 100 clients on green building strategies and worked on over 30 LEED registered and certified projects across the U.S. and internationally. Currently, Gearhart is managing LEED projects, teaching courses at Berkeley, delivering LEED workshops around the U.S. and working to implement carbon reduction strategies in cities and municipalities throughout California as the Co-Chair of USGBC Northern California Chapter’s Climate Change Task Force.

The course can be attended at anytime of day or night, preferably at least 2-3 times a week.

For more information about the course and registration details please go to this link:

Câlnic visit follow-up, March 14th

March 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Building Greener Schools, General, Green Building Projects, Member Projects | Leave a comment
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On March 14th, the RoGBC team made a new visit to Câlnic in order to present their proposed technical solutions for the problems that had been previously identified and to receive a feedback from the beneficiaries regarding the sustainability strategies that are desired to be implemented.

Since there was a positive reaction to the proposals, they were followed by a more detailed presentation of the list of works that will be carried out on the building site. The lack of connection to the water distribuition and sewerage systems represents the major issue regarding the school’s building and resolving it as soon as possible is mandatory. Another important operation is introducing a heating system that will incorporate either a heat pump or a central system fueled with natural gas, depending on the funds provided by the local authorities.

Beside the officials that had announced their presence, the mayor of Câlnic, the vice-president of the Alba County Council and representatives of the National Agency for Rroma people, at the event there was also a representative of the Prefecture of the Alba County and representatives of the Alba County School Inspectorate .

In the following weeks, the project’s team will meet on every Wednesday, at 9 AM, at the AECOM headquarters, in order to further develop the details of the rehabilitation of the School from Câlnic, a project carried out within the “Building Greener Schools” campaign.

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Zeppelin Evenings # 46: Open. Reinventing public space

March 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Posted in General, Member Projects | Leave a comment
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Date: 12 March

The public space comes back as a key topic of Romanian architecture. Communities start to express their right to urban squares, pedestrian streets, squares or parks. The public space is part both of urban strategies, as well as construction and design; it needs to be looked upon as an artistic and social issue, but also as an economic drive for cities and the background for sophisticated, and often spectacular, technical solutions.


Preliminary list of speakers:


Kai Vöckler, Germany

Urban planner, researcher, professor at the Art and Design University in Offenbach, Kai Vöckler is the founder of Archis Interventions and involved in multiple operations of urban intervention in several European cities;programme director of the South Eastern Europe (SEE) Network; author of profile papers, co-author of exhibitions.


Eugen Pănescu, Cluj

Architect and urban planner, founding partner of the Romanian-German Planwerk office. Planwerk is the reference Romanian office for designing public spaces and urban planning. Winner of four awards at the Biennale of Architecture, nominated at international awards, the team created some of the most important public spaces in the last years: Unirii Square and Unirii Boulevard in Cluj, Unirii Square in Brasov, Piata Garii and a network of smaller spaces in Sibiu etc.


Vladimir Us, Chișinău

Artist and curator, initiator of Oberliht Association and Kiosk programme. Vladimir Us built in a couple of years one of the most prestigious art centres in this part of Europe and placed Chisinau on the map of top modern urban interventions. Public spaces in key locations of the city are carried out and developed based on the collaborative effort of an international network of architects and artists.


Marius Marcu Lapadat, București

Professor at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning (and Dean of the Faculty of Interior Architecture) and founder of MB Studio. Marius Marcu Lapadat is known as architect and designer, winner of awards at the Biennale of Architecture and various international awards. He co-authored the pedestrian look of the historical centre in Bucharest.


News section:

Launching the publication of OAR to promote the architecture competition. The publication targets the national and local administration, public institutions as well as major private investors, and is carried out by the Order of Architects in Romania and Zeppelin Association.

To register for the event, please complete the form on the website.

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 (
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“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!


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