A really interesting training day about green buildings was held last Friday at the Romania Green Building Council headquarter.
For those interested in this new field in Romania, in the GBPro training platform they can find information about certifications or how residential project developers can qualify for Green Mortagage program.
For a closer look at issues related to green projects we will expect to our next workshop Qualifying projects for a Green Mortgage.
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: BREEAM, Bucharest, Certification, Green Building Council, green homes, LEED, Living Building Challenge, Romania Green Building Council, Sustainable Construction, Training
At the end of March we had the great pleasure of having Elena Rastei in Bucharest – Sustainability Researcher at the Institute for Eco-Innovation |LEED & BREEAM Specialist at EcoVision Consulting
Elena Rastei is an environmentalist and sustainability specialist with over four years of expertise in green building certification systems and resource efficiency at both national and international levels. Some of her current LEED and BREEAM projects include Studium Green Campus, Romania Green Building Council -offices in Bucharest and Cluj Napoca, Vision and De’Longhi Romania.
The course lasted one day and the goal was to explain and educate the participants in the international voluntary certification for green buildings buildings.
Some of the topics discussed by Elena are:
– How to become LEED , BREAM or Living Building Challenge assessor (what are this certifications).
– Assessment Procedures
– Comparison between LEED and BREAM
– Reviews for communities (less known in Romania)
– Case Studies and practical exercises
Tags: BREEAM, Certification, green renovation, LEED, Living Building Challenge, Romania Green Building Council, sustainability, Training
Sustainable Landscape Design and Installation is an important component for building projects seeking internationally recognized green buildings certifications such as ‘Living Building Challenge‘, LEED, BREEAM or DGNB certificates. Topics include: site analysis, drainage and water management, sustainable design considerations, plant selection, landscape installation and maintenance.
Mrs. Negru Perrey is an active member at the Romania Green Building Council, the San Diego chapter of the USGBC and the European Chapter of the World Green Building Council, where she conducts ‘Sustainable Exterior and Landscape Design’ workshops for architects, developers, engineers and other stakeholders of the building industry. Recently she has designed the exterior and landscape for the first ‘Living Building Challenge‘ project in Europe – a library renovation in Cacica/Romania, which is lead and financed by the RoGBC and its member companies.
Tags: BREEAM, Green Building Council, Green Building Projects, LEED, RoGBC, sustainability, sustainable architecture, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Development
Carlo Battisti has 20 years of experience in several Italian construction firms performing multiple roles. He has worked for Habitech, Distretto Tecnologico Trentino (Italy) – the founding member of Green Building Council Italy – as Program Manager of the Business Unit on Sustainable Materials and Construction Products. He launched the web site ‘green map’; the first Italian on-line database of LEED compliant products.
The workshop provided an overview and case studies about historic building, about main problems and opportunities in sustainable renovation of historic building, a new rating system for historic building sustainable refurbishment assessment and others interesting subjects related to historical renovations.
Tags: Certification, Living Building Challenge, news from members, Romania Green Building Professional
9 August 2013
Romania Green Building Council
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 http://www.Living-Future.org 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.
– The workshop earns training course credit for the Green Building Professional accreditation program.
– To register, please contact the +22.214.171.12435 or training@RoGBC.org.
Triple Green Building Group is offering an online course which prepares proffesionals for the LEED Green Associate examMarch 20, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Posted in Certification, Member Projects, Training | Leave a comment
Tags: Kelly Gearhart, Learning Resources Network, LEED, LERN, RoGBC, Triple Green Building Group, Vessela Valtcheva-McGee
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:
Tags: Aurore Julien, Building Envelope of Green Buildings, Green Building, Romania Green Building Council
The course is extremely rich in information that addresses the principles of bioclimatic design of the façade: natural light, passive solar design, shading systems, natural and mixed ventilation, as well as the principles of sustainable renovation of the facade, and how to select materials and the sustainable facade systems. All these are supported by examples and case studies, including even workshop sessions. Students learn about energy saving opportunities due to chosen insulation, windows, double facades, shading systems, ventilation, renewable energy, lighting, HVAC control systems, space efficiency and organization.
I believe the whole idea of the course is to understand how architecture can maximize the benefits of environmental and climatic conditions. Furthermore, the international experience of the speaker Aurore Julien offers a new approach on the matter.
Text: Adriana Potlog
Tags: Dr. Dorin Beu, Green Building, lighting design, Romania Green Building Council, Smart Buildings
The course was interactive and with comprehensive content: energy efficiency in lighting, energy efficient light sources, LED lighting, natural lighting, tube lighting, control systems, interior lighting, exterior lighting, the management of outdoor lighting systems, general lighting plan of a village, influence of lighting on users health, and environmental lighting. The course included explanations about the European program Dialux, calculating and measuring energy performance according to SR-EN15193, lighting solutions to improve energy efficiency in lighting, creating a LED luminaire and an illuminating system with photovoltaic cells . We were presented some case studies about lighting in offices, schools, hotels, commercial spaces, lighting in car parks, public lighting, public lighting management.
The course is not hampered with much technical data or calculations, thus being accessible to the non-experts who are interested in the topic.
Examples and case studies show some errors made in certain choices, with an issue of liability and economic analysis of lighting, but also the influence on health and the environment.
Text: Adriana Potlog
Tags: BREEAM, buildings, Certification, Green Building, Green Building Council, Green Building Projects, green buildings, green homes, green office, green renovation, LEED, renewable energy, RoGBC, Romania Green Building Council, sustainability, sustainable architecture, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Development, sustainable_development, Training
Do you want to become a BREEAM or LEED assessor?
RoGBC just prepared for you a brief presentation about LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method).
This LEED information package summarizes what LEED is, measures and delivers, which the rating systems are, the steps to achieving certification and also how to become a LEED professional.
This BREEAM information package tells you about what BREEAM provides, its objectives, types of projects and buildings that can be assessed using BREEAM. You can also find out the main things regarding BREEAM certification and how to become a BREEAM assessor.