In need for Green Service Providers?

May 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Posted in Events, General | Leave a comment
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The 3rd edition of the Romania Green Building Council Awards Gala  revealed the top three finalists / short list candidates:

  • BuildGreen Romania

BuildGreen Romania is the first Romanian company providing assesment services (BREEAM and LEED), construction project management services for buildings and Green Building design support and consultancy.

BuildGreen projects: EuroTower – BREEAM certification, Crystal Tower – BREEAM certification,  Victoria Center Office Building- BREEAM in Use – LEED EB:OM feasibility report, Olympia Tower Office Building – BREEAM certification

  • CUNDALL Engineering

CUNDALL Engineering is a international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating company with over 20 locations across the globe. Cundall’s engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project offering sustainable design solutions.


Epstein is a professional services firm, providing architecture, engineering and construction services for offices, retail, manufacturing, distribution and institutional facilities around the world. Alinda Dudu has received the first LEED AP certification in Romania. (add something related to their involvement in the RoGBC training Platform)



The winner for this category was Epstein Architecture & Engineering.

Romania Green Building Council has a new board of directors – 2012-2013

May 15, 2012 at 4:06 am | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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During the annual event in wich RoGBC evaluated the past year’s activity, the new board of directors was announced, after previously being elected by the members.

According to the status of the organization, the RoGBC members had a month to vote the new board of directors for the 2012 – 2013 period.

63 members of the 108 with voting rights, expressed their opinion, an abstention being also present.

According to the votes, five of the seven nominees have been elected.

The new board members (alphabetical order) are:






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Good luck to the new Board of Directors!

The RoGBC Team

RoGBC signs position paper “Romania and Climate Change Policies – Economic Stimulus from a Green Economy”

September 19, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Posted in Events, Legislative Outreach | Leave a comment
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Rogbc 1The Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC) along with WWF Danube-Carpathian Romania, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Association of Energy Auditors for Buildings (AAEC) signed a shared position paper, regarding the measures that should be taken in order to encourage energy efficiency. The document, entitled “Romania and Climate Change Policies – Economic Stimulus from a Green Economy”, draws the attention on the economic opportunities associated with the implementation of environment policies, especially in the construction field. Some of the opportunities highlighted are the reducing energy costs, ensuring energy safety, raising comfort and creating new jobs.

In addition, the position paper underlines the necessity of immediate action in order to move towards a greener economy and explains that the practical measures to be applied do not represent budgetary costs, but investments towards a sustainable development. .

The position paper is available for reading here.

Sustainable Construction in Transylvania!

August 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Posted in Events, General | Leave a comment
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Building green means building for the future, but at the same time building green has a lot to do with the past. Tradition and sustainability are, in a way, similar : both of them have to defeat time. Therefore analyzing tradition can reveal very interesting facts about the way people in the old times perceived sustainability and even applied it, although the term did not yet exist. The RoGBC used this idea and transformed it into an exciting event in Transylvania, the mountainous heart of Romania.IMG_0822

In the medieval environment of the “Land of the Seven Citadels” – as Transylvania is historically known – the participants took notice of the roots of sustainability in Romanian architecture and also got acquainted with the traditional Romanian food, music and folk dances.

Architect Horatiu Racasan held a presentation on sustainable construction practices and also showed some of his projects.

Eva Schmincke, a director of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and product specification expert, discussed the future of sustainable construction materials product declarations (EPD) and their role in sustainable construction in Europe.

Gabriel Rosca, President of the Sibiu chapter of the Romanian Order of Architects discussed the results of a summer school where attendees developed and presented urban planning and green solutions for the city’s challenges.

Nicholas Dimancescu showed a short film and explained the history and development of the Inn at Balaban – our venue for the weekend in Transylvania.

Sabin Maghiar
of Monsena demonstrated some of the work their company is doing for historical renovations in Romania.

IMG_5381Architect Silvia Demeter of Context Architecture and Romania’s representative to the European Council of Architects provided an excellent tour of Brasov city despite some interruptions from uncooperative weather. The sun got friendlier as we visited the Rasnov fortress.

As they first arrived in Bucharest, the participants took a walking tour through the capital city and hear about the stories behind its most important buildings. Luiza Hanc and Octavian Partenie, two of the associate members of the RoGBC, as well as RoGBC Communication Specialist, Alina Kartman, were in charge with providing the information for the tour.

Although time was short, plenty of other activities were fit into the schedule: an excellent outdoor dinner at the Hilton’s La Strada, and two unforgettable train rides 🙂

Check the RoGBC Flikr account for more photos from the event.

The RoGBC salutes the applications opening for the Prime Property Award

August 4, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Posted in Events, General | Leave a comment
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The German Green Building Council (DGNB) announced the opening of the application period for the 2010 edition of the Prime Property Award. The competition is organized every two years by Union Invest, a company specialized in property management and also a member of the DGNB. The prize is awarded to property investors in Europe who excel at integrating sustainability aspects into the development and redevelopment of commercial and private buildings.

The current theme for the 2010 Award is “Creating sustainable investment and places” and the projects registered must have been completed between 2004 and 2009. The winners will be selected in a multistage process by an international jury of experts comprising investors, architects, town planners and project developers. For the evaluation a detailed list of criteria has been developed which enables the jury to measure and compare sustainable interaction between real estate, the environment and society. The awards ceremony will take place in Munich at EXPO REAL, Europe’s largest commercial property show, in October 2010. The deadline for entries for the first phase of the competition is 15 December 2009 and total prize money for the Prime Property Award is 30,000 Euros.

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RoGBC achieves “Emerging Council” status with the WorldGBC

September 30, 2008 at 12:16 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment
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World Green Building Council

I just received a letter from the Executive Director of the World Green Building Council that recognizes the Romania Green Building Council’s achievement of “Emerging Council” status.    This is a major step toward our goal of full member status and joining the twelve full member GBCs that include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

I would like to personally thank our Founding Members for their significant support and the RoGBC team and task group members for their hard work in this great achievement.

Please click on the link below to read the letter.

– Steve

Letter from the World Green Building Council

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