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JANUARY NEWSLETTER of green BUILDING industry
List of upcoming events:
January

Round Table: How to effectively benefit from your membership and ways to promote your brand –meetings will be held on four different dates to choose – January 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. Register below or on  www.czgbc.org.

January 31st - New Year’s meeting in National Technical Library

INVITATION

Round Tables: How to effectively benefit from your membership and ways to promote your brand  We would like to invite you to our next series of CZGBC member meetings to learn about your opinion and comments on the Council’s activities to meet you expectations and needs. Please choose the date of your convenience and influence the CZGBC development and activities.
 

New Year’s Toast and commented excursion in the National Technical Library (NTL)
Come and see new books we bought for students of the Czech Technical University as a part of our project Green Buildings in NTL. Meet our new members and join us in toast to a successful and happy new year. For more information click here.


PREVIOUS EVENTS

Seminar: Energy management
Czech Green Building Council organized its second successful seminar Reducing energy consumption in buildings by using energy management. The event took place on December 6th in Prague – Dejvice. All presentations from the seminar to be downloaded here.


LEGISLATION AND FINANCING 

EU winter legislation package on energy efficiency of buildings
In December the European Commission issued its winter legislation package, suggesting amendment on building energy efficiency directives.
Consequently the task groups by the Ministry of Industry and Trade were established to prepare general propositions for each document and materials for Czech negotiations in European Council.
Being a member of Chance for Buildings Alliance we participate in the following task groups: „Renewable Energy Directive + Governance + Energy Efficiency (EED)“, and „Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)“. If you want to learn more about this activity, please contact petr.zahradnik@czgbc.org


TASK GROUPS

Healthy Internal Environment task group selected the finalists of Healthy Office Competition
Just before Christmas the group agreed on ranking of the Healthy Office Environment finalists. Their evaluation is being processed now; it will be handed out to the finalists all together with their certificates at the awarding ceremony. The finalists are: AVAST s.r.o., Logio s.r.o., Kentico software s.r.o., and STRV s.r.o. Name of the winner will be published after the awarding ceremony on February 15th.

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You can still enter “Turning Waste into Resources” competition
The first year of nationwide competition “Turning Waste into Resources” was announced by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek. The contest aims to promote and raise interest in secondary materials and turning waste into resources both among professionals and public. Read more about the contest here.

  

Passive House 2016
Passive houses are the most modern buildings of our times. They have quality construction, are environment-friendly, and healthy for their inhabitants. Hundreds of these, as well as energy efficient houses, are built in the Czech Republic each year. Join the Passive House 2016 contest. Vote here.


WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

CEVRE Consultants, s.r.o. is a consulting company, which links professionals with years of expertise in energy efficiency, building industry, and environment. CEVRE projects are driven by the idea of sustainable development, combining environmental, social, and economic approach. The company provides: projects and optimization of nearly zero-energy buildings, BREEAM, LEED, SBTool certifications, energy management, audits of big enterprises, and energy management trainings and consultancy. For more click here.

Koncept Ekotech s.r.o. company provides water filtration, treatment, and desinfection. Usage of rainwater and grey water for flushing, cleaning, washing, and irrigation reduces consumption of drinking water. Recuperation of heat from wastewater helps to cut down the energy consumption of buildings. For more click here.
Lindab, s.r.o. runs its business in two different segment – Profiles and air-conditioning systems. In 1993 the company started its roof and wall system business and by the end of 1997 its services were enriched by air-conditioning systems, and by hall systems in 2001. Lindab s.r.o. aims to offer high quality products and solutions complying with environmental standards. Find out more here.
Trigema is a development company with other activities beyond. Trigema is already responsible for more than 1 300 apartments sold and the Science and Technology Park in Roztoky, and neighbouring Science Park. The year-round Monínec sports centre and a congress hotel Academic in Rostoky belong to its portfolio. Trigema is one of the main and long-term partners of Centrum Paraple (Paraplegic centre) and main partner of Czech Press Photo competition. To learn more click here.

RECOMMENDED

New ESB Magazine issued
For more click here. 
Main topics:
  • The very start of climate adaptable towns
  • Examples of European towns and their adaptation to the climate
  • Climate changes and their impact on Czech towns
  • Green roof of 2016
  • Vegetative co-layers of green roofs – design standards, realization, and maintenance
  • Historical townhall in Kardašova Řečice
First certified active house worldwide
This exceptional building is located in Toronto suburb. In its concept smart technologies meet with healthy internal environment, energy efficiency, and environment-friendly approach. Read more about the project here.
Innovative energy efficiency solutions of buildings - BRIMEE CONFERENCE
On January 25th, Brno will host a conference presenting BRIMEE project. Speakers from various sectors and partner of the project will present topics regarding ECO materials, new technologies, and innovations in building industry. The final of the conference will belong to a demo BRIMEE walkthrough in Jaselská Street, Brno. Free registration here

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