Tags: Romania Green Building Council, sustainability
On the 18th March, ROGBC headquarters had the pleasure of hosting the conference of Professor Brodsky, Directorof the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment in The Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University School of Professional Studies and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Sustainable Built Environment. The lecture was build upon the ideea of green construction and real estate developement in the U.S.
The discourse path followed :
to point out the context offered not only by the U.S. Building Stock, but also by the climate situation – the last one, coordinated by measurements and statistics regarding both the energy consume process and the rate of GHG emissions -;
the accomplishments display of the certification systems LEED and ENERGY STAR – using the comparative study and the observation analysis through time of both systems limitations;
the critical and comparative presentation of a suite of sustainable mechanisms, among witch : energetic codes, equipement standards or selection criterias of certification systems, as LEED and ENERGY STAR;
choosing and explaining the relevant market drivers both from non-governmental and governmental environment;
and also attaching the recomended tools in the new construction process.
The up-to-date , good study and good observation of the green construction subject in the U.S. left under analysis and documentation the similar and the distinctive situations from Europe.
Tags: Events, Green Building, Initiative, Romania Green Building Council
For 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!
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!
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: Bucharest, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Green Building Projects, green buildings, green homes, Romania Green Building Council, sustainability, TNI
First Info Session about Green Home Pavilion RoGBC took place at the RoGBC office Thursday, March 20th .
The session began with the presentation of National Real Estate Fair held by Cristina Bercea , PR & Marketing Manager. TNI is the largest fair of its kind on the Romanian market and it is offering to the visitors real estate financing solutions , eco design building , electrical echipament, home landscaping ingenious solutions , water and air filtration systems and new this year, Green Home Pavilion ( exhibition space for projects and case studies of green residential) .
In the second part of the Info Session we had the pleasure to watch with great interest the concept and design of Green Home Pavilion made by Ina Leonte – Architect Zest Collective.
In the end Monica Zarnescu, Manager Finance & Green Office Romania Green Building Council spoke with the participants about the purpose of the Green Home Pavilion, to educate and explain better the benefits of home buyers about the energy efficient and environmental responsibity .
Green Home Pavilion will be a dedicated space within the TNI fair in Bucharest and provide presentations, case studies and exhibits on green technologies, traditional building solutions and ideas, and free consultations for saving money while providing healthier and higher quality homes.
More details … http://bit.ly/1r4eo7L
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.