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GREEN HOMES Certification  
Location : Italian Design & Architecture, Strada Argentina, nr. 43
From: Thursday 25 May 2017, 09:00
To: Thursday 25 May 2017, 17:00

The Romania Green Building Council has developed a low cost but comprehensive Green Homes certification to assess and recognize the top performing residential projects utilizing sustainable construction principles. Financial and technical modeling have proven that investing in sensible measures for energy efficiency and other green building attributes for homes will improve housing quality, reduce the total monthly cost of ownership for the homeowner, allow for higher sales prices for the project developer/investor, and substantially reduce the financial risk for the bank offering the mortgage on the home.

Fifteen residential projects representing over 4.600 residential units have been certified or in-process to obtain the certification across Romania. Download here the RoGBC Green Homes & Green Mortgages Toolkit for Residential Investors.

RoGBC offers this course– relevant to all persons working in the residential building community - to explain the program and the details necessary to build high performing green homes. Interested persons can also complete this course in addition to four other courses to obtain the “Green Homes Accredited Specialist” designation.

Topics include:

  • General description of the program and benefits for project developers and homeowners.

  • How can a residential project developer and their design team meet the Green Homes criteria?

  • Examples of Green Homes qualified completed and in-process residential projects in Romania

  • What are examples of Green Homes approaches and solutions that support achieving a successful green residential project. 

  • Course examination

9:00 am - Coffee and registration
9:30 am - 5:00 pm - Training*

*Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.
If you register but do not attend or cancel your registration 4 days prior to the event, you will have to pay for your catering expenses.

The prices for attending this course are:
RoGBC member -  95 euro
Non-member  -  165 Euro

Click here to register and to see full program discounts, then click on the “Fill in form” button.

Participants can also follow the course online via a link that will be provided to them.


Elena Rastei, GREEN HOMES Technical Coordinator, Romania Green Building Council 

Environmental activist and sustainability specialist with over 7 years of experience in sustainability and green building certification schemes such as LEED and BREEAM at both national and international level. Elena is the technical coordinator for the GREEN HOMES certification launched by RoGBC in 2014, which certified or is in the process of certifying over 4,600 homes. 

She is the author of several articles and guides on the topic of "green building", sustainable waste management and clean energy; she lectured for two years in “Urban Sustainability” post-graduate program at the Technical University of Cluj Napoca. She organized and lectured at a number of events on topics such as circular economy, biowaste, energy, urban mining and biomimetics. She is a member in the board of directors for Zero Waste Europe and she worked as an advisor to the Ministry of Environment and to various municipalities across the country on circular economy methodology.  Elena's studies include Master’s programs in sustainability and environmental protection and in environmental engineering and architecture. She is passionate about downshifting and sharing economy.

Monica Ardeleanu Ph.D. – Executive Director, Romania Green Building Council

Monica is responsible for all areas of the development and operations of the Romania Green Building Council.  She is leading Romania's project team for the BUILD UPON project Horizon 2020 project of the European Commission to assist Member States in improving the design and implementation of their national renovation strategies. She is involved in other two research projects Urban WINS and OERCO2 on urban metabolism, construction waste management and life cycle assessment.  She brings significant expertise in international business development working with top multinational companies in the Information Technology, Construction and Real Estate Industries. Monica served as a Member of the Board for Construction21 AISBL and member of the Policy Task Force of World Green Building Council European Regional Network.  She was a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Group for Italy’s Confindustria trade association. She earned a Masters in Sustainable Management and a PhD in Environmental Economics from University of Naples Parthenope in Italy and is the author or co-author of multiple research articles published and presented at international conferences.

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