Finalists and Winners of the Romania Green Building Council Awards
This year, based on the interest we’ve seen in the third edition of the Romania Green Building Council Awards, we can definitely say that sustainability is not a niche topic anymore on the Romanian construction market. If in the previous years, the RoGBC Green Awards was usually just a section in a more general real estate awards, this time based on the interest we received and the uprising trend of the green construction in Romania we decided to organize it separately.
It was a great decision since this year's contest saw an increase in the number of award submissions and a very impressive list of projects, company initiatives, and education institution activity.
On May 10th we've invited everybody to come for a drink at Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest - one of the greenest Hilton Hotels in Europe, based on the hotel chain’s internal assessment and competition - and find out which finalists were the winners of this year’s RoGBC Awards. The short list included (Finalists for Romania Green Building Council Awards after first judging session):
Green Education Initiative of the Year:
- "Sustainable Development. Integrated concept of built space and energetic audit" - University of Architecture & Urbanism "Ion Mincu"
- "Energy improvement in the built environment" Transilvania University Brasov - Faculty of Construction;
- "Research and Educational Center for High Energy Eficiency Buildings" - University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest;
Green Building Product Innovation of the Year:
- AGC Flat Glass Romania;
- Schneider Electric;
Sustainable Company of the Year:
- CUNDALL Engineering;
- Ozone Homes;
- Schneider Electric Romania;
Green Service Provider of the Year:
- BuildGreen Romania;
- CUNDALL Engineering;
- EPSTEIN ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING ROMANIA :
Green Building Project of the Year SMALL:
- Greenome; Developer: Felicia and Marius Ienculescu-Popovici;
- Complex Piatra Soimului, Sinaia;
Green Building Project of the Year LARGE:
- Avalon Residence - Ozone Homes
- CRYSTAL TOWER Business Center
- Olympia Tower;
All the finalists had great projects and initiatives and choosing the best was a tough decision. The jury this year was formed of: Arh. Emilio Miguel Mitre, President GBC Espagna & Education Taskforce Chair of WorldGBC's European Regional Network; Arh. Adrian Cristescu, West Group Architecture; Mr.Claus Kegel, Managing Director Heberger Constructii; Prof Dorin Beu Ph.D- Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca; Mr. Perry Zizzi, Partner, Badea Clifford Chance; Mr. Dragos Riti, Erste Group Immorent; Mr. Ovidiu Sandor, Modatim Investment; Ms. Corina Truica, Managing Partner CEMS Tehnologii
In the end we had only one award for each category so the jury had to make their choice and the trophies, which were made out of 100% recyclable glass and wood, went to:
POLITEHNICA University, Bucharest for the BEST Green Education Initiative of the Year
AGC Flat Glass Romania for the BEST Building Product Innovation of the Year
Schneider Electric Romania for the BEST Sustainable Company of the Year
EPSTEIN ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING ROMANIA for the BEST Service Provider of the Year
CRYSTAL TOWER Business Center for the BEST Green Building Project of the Year – Large
Greenome for the BEST Green Building Project of the Year – Small
The RoGBC team would like to thank everybody for participation and for being active in shifting the construction industry in Romania towards sustainability! More details on each winner and why they received the awards will follow shortly!
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