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.

Gardiner & Theobald becomes Sentient, Central and Eastern Europe’s largest independent construction consultancy practice

October 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Posted in General, Green Building Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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We are very pleased to inform you that the management team of the operating companies of Gardiner & Theobald CEE., a premier provider of construction consultancy services in Central and Eastern Europe, has completed a buyout of the companies from the parent company, Gardiner & Theobald LLP.

The new company, Sentient, will be owned exclusively by its management team to ensure continuity and business as usual. The company will continue to have close links with G&T with the intention of cooperating on opportunities as they arise.

We have been operating in CEE for almost 20 years and have established offices in Prague, Budapest, Warsaw, Bucharest, Bratislava and Zagreb. We are pleased to announce that we have already established new bases in Montenegro and East Africa to work with new and existing clients on some significant opportunities.

We are very excited about the change which will allow us to continue to provide client focused professional support exhibited prior to the acquisition in existing and new markets and sectors. We are now ideally placed, given our extensive experience and knowledge, to build on this structure, at a time when increased flexibility and fast on the ground decision-making is required to benefit our clients from the growing confidence in the region.

We thank you very much for your support in the past and look forward to working with you in the future.

If you would like to know more please contact Gavin Moore at or at +40 21 222 2012

Understanding the Living Building Challenge

July 12, 2013 at 9:48 am | Posted in Certification, General, News from Members, Training | Leave a comment
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9 August 2013
Romania Green Building Council
Bucharest, Romania

Understanding the Living Building Challenge provides a 6-hour in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge. Attendees are the green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment. See for more details.
The course, the first in Europe, will be taught by arh. Adrian Pop, advisor to the RoGBC for the Living Building Challenge, member of the 2012 PRISPA team, and green building advocate.

More information:

– The workshop earns training course credit for the Green Building Professional accreditation program.
– To register, please contact the + or

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 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

RoGBC team is visiting the School in Câlnic

March 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Posted in Building Greener Schools, News from Members | 1 Comment
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Today, March 14th, the RoGBC team makes a new visit to Câlnic to discuss technical details about the rehabilitation project, carried out within the “Building Greener Schools” campaign.

During the visit, AECOM will present the architectural design in order to receive feedback from the beneficiaries regarding the proposed solutions. The discussion will also include technical details about the implementation of the solutions described in the sustainability strategy.

The list of works on the building site will be presented and an assessment of the potential local labor force will be made; this may include carpenters to help restore the window wood frames or other skilled people that could help with maneuver.  Architects and engineers will use this visit to check some of the measurements of the architectural plans.

Local authorities present at this meeting are the mayor of Câlnic, vice-president of the Alba county council, and representatives of the National Agency for Rroma people and representatives of the Prefecture.

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Our network is growing!

February 28, 2013 at 11:28 am | Posted in General, News from Members | Leave a comment
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Premier Members

We are pleased to announce the membership upgrade of a member from Gold to Platinum:

Corporate Office Solutions

The leading specialist in office design, project management, fit-out, M&E works, refurbishment and office furniture supply in Romania. Company’s mission is to transform ordinary offices into efficient working environments in Romania. COS is part of Office Solutions Group, an office interiors consultant since 1997 and now one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.

General Members

We proudly present the newest members that joined our organization. They are the following 5 general members:


AVITECH is one of the most important integrators of solutions and systems designed for BMS (Building Management System), automations, electrical installations, security, safety, audio-video, videoconferencing and IT&C. It is our intention to meet our client’s needs with high-performance equipment, integrated systems and state of the art technology. Even more, we have committed ourselves to bringing added value through complete solutions and complex services, complying with the highest quality standards. 

Liberty Technology Park Cluj

Liberty Technology Park Cluj is a park for creative ideas, a tech park that offers exceptional growth and quality environment for companies in the IT&C domains, all in one unique area both conceptually and architecturally. The project will design a dynamic ecosystem for local and international companies driven by that particular vision that makes ideas come to life and businesses thrive.

Liberty Technology Park Cluj is a project developed by Fribourg Development, the real estate division of Fribourg Investments, the investment fund controlled by the businessman Ion Sturza.

Niba Sistem SRL

NIBA Sistem Ltd. provides consulting solutions in energy efficiency both for newly constructed buildings as well as for existing ones.

Company professionalism is based on experience in developing complex projects on Energy Audits and thermal design of the rehabilitation of apartment buildings and retail-education-health buildings,  Energy Certification of various buildings at the end of the reception for building works , Energy Certification of apartments at sale, Infrared thermographic inspections.

In the company there is also ,, The Green Building Certification ” department. This department specialists are accredited as ,, LEED Green Associates “.
Project beneficiaries are both private companies and public entities , NIBA Sistem Ltd having an extensive experience in public procurement auctions .

PROMAX Engineering

Our company is an official representative of Clina Germany. Our products are the gold winner of the Paris Interclima competition. We are proud to have clients as the German Parliament. In Romania we have many references as well.

Nowadays, high demands are made of temperature control systems in modern buildings. Traditional systems such as ventilation air conditioning systems or static heating systems quickly reach their limits in regard to optimal comfort with minimal space and energy requirement.

Clina capillary tube technology takes a completely new approach and follows nature’s example. The transfer of energy between users and the activated surfaces is achieved predominantly using radiation – matching the natural conditions for regulation of the heat balance of all living organisms. With our system, buildings reach high energy efficiency andperfectly fit the green energy prescriptions.


Company specialized in offering consultancy services in energy efficiency.

Our specialists cover the areas: Energy Certification of houses, apartments and social-administrative buildings, Energy audits of buildings and installations for thermal rehabilitation, Infrared thermographic inspections for buildings. In 2012 we founded the department of Consultancy for certifying green building (certification systems LEED, BREEAM or  DGNB).


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 (
Also you can visit the site or

“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!


ecoBiblioteca project – HVAC equipment provided by JETRUN

January 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Posted in ecobiblioteca, General, Green Building Projects, Member Projects, News from Members | Leave a comment
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EcoBiblioteca 16aug2012

The ecoBiblioteca project 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 require that the building should be a high energy performance building with energy efficient 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, respectig Living Building Challenge requirements:

– the WOLF brine/water heat-pump equipment (BWS-1-16) with accessories;

– the high efficiency WOLF heat-exchanger (CWL 400) with accessories. (the recovering energy rate is 95%)

more about JETRUN you can find here.


more about ecoBiblioteca you can find here.

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