Real estate

Alina Oprea   |   3 November, 2023 at 3:40 PM

Real estate developer Impact complets PV park in Bucharest

The real estate developer Impact Developer & Contractor has completed a photovoltaic park consisting of 1,297 panels and with a total capacity of 700 kWp in the Greenfield Băneasa neighborhood of the Capital.

Alina Oprea   |   18 October, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Over 2 million new jobs can be created during transition to net-zero buildings

Schneider Electric, together with Boston University, announced a first-of-its-kind study that finds that more than 2 million new jobs and up to 141 million additional job years can be created in Europe and the United States by adopting clean energy technologies in new and retrofitted buildings.

Alina Oprea   |   16 October, 2023 at 4:24 PM

Atria Urban Resort installs 296 solar panels

Atria Urban Resort, a residential complex developed in the north-western area of Bucharest by EVERGENT Investments, in partnership with Cityring Development, has installed 296 solar panels that will produce energy for heating domestic hot water.

Green Forum   |   14 September, 2023 at 10:21 AM

Wing publishes second ESG report

Wing has published its second ESG report, providing information about its environmental, social, and governance efforts, as well as its goals, the measures it has taken and the results it has achieved in 2022. The report has been prepared in accordance with the company's first comprehensive ESG strategy, which will be finalised soon.

Alina Oprea   |   29 August, 2023 at 9:40 AM

Romania keeps improving its position in environmentally friendly construction

A sustainable building, whatever its destination, can be 15-20% more expensive than an ordinary one, says Marian Ciupitu, General Manager of Terano Construct. He talked to Green Forum about the company's ESG strategy and about the advantages of a sustainable building. He also says that Romania is continually improving its position regarding environmentally friendly constructions, but compared to Western European countries, Romania is still far from being a role model in this aspect. Marian Ciupitu specifies that the company strives to develop sustainable buildings that reduce the impact on the environment, improve the lives of communities, and promote high standards of ethics and transparency in all operational aspects.

Alina Oprea   |   19 July, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Architect Matius Ichim: "Lack of education in terms of ESG is the challenge"

Lack of education in terms of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and a poor number of good practice solutions are two of the challenges in the field, says Matius Ichim, Architect at Matius Studio and owner of the retail platform He talked to Green Forum about the advantages of a sustainably built commercial space. He says that 15-20% of the operating networks in Romania have started implementing ESG key principles in their fit-out design and close to 5% in full sustainable standards.

Alina Oprea   |   13 June, 2023 at 2:30 PM

Sonae Sierra reduces CO2 emissions by 90% from 2005

Sonae Sierra has reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 90% from 2005 to date and its electricity consumption by 66% since 2002. The company announces that it has avoided costs of €34.9 million by implementing eco-efficiency measures.

Alina Oprea   |   26 May, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Schools in Vrancea to be equipped with photovoltaic panels

The schools in Vrancea will be equipped with photovoltaic panels. The Minister of Investments and European Projects, Marcel Boloș, and the President of the Vrancea County Council, Cătălin Toma, signed the contract worth a total of €1.2 million for the production of green energy in the county. The contract will finance the project "Investments in electricity production capacities for own consumption at the level of Vrancea County". The project is financed by the Large Infrastructure Operational Program 2014-2020.

Alina Oprea   |   22 May, 2023 at 5:38 PM

Drobeta Turnu Severin Emergency County Hospital becomes energy efficient

Drobeta Turnu Severin Emergency County Hospital becomes energy efficient, by installing monocrystalline photovoltaic panels. The Mehedinți County Council announces that an important part of the modernization and energy efficiency project of the hospital's main building is the thermal efficiency of the building together with alternative energy sources that will ensure both patient comfort and lower costs for the maintenance of the medical unit.

Alina Oprea   |   18 May, 2023 at 8:30 AM

Romania must invest in the rehabilitation of buildings to reduce energy poverty

Romania must invest in the rehabilitation of buildings and heating systems to reduce energy poverty, through REPowerEU, according to the Romanian Energy Poverty Observatory (ORSE) experts. The essence of the REPowerEU investments and reforms package is to reduce energy poverty and the effects of the crisis at the level of the European Union. Measures such as improving the insulation of buildings inhabited by vulnerable consumers and replacing their heating and cooling systems with modern types of equipment are the most effective way to tackle energy poverty.

Alina Oprea   |   15 May, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Registration for the Photovoltaic Green House Program begins

Romanians who want photovoltaic panels can apply for the Casa Verde Photovoltaic Program, starting on May 19. The application submission period for natural persons is May 19 - June 26. The total budget allocated to the program is RON2 billion (€400 million) and the subsidy is a maximum of RON20,000 (€4,000); on the other hand, the beneficiaries must contribute at least RON2,000 (€400).

Alina Oprea   |   2 May, 2023 at 3:29 PM

Babeş Bolyai University invests in increasing energy efficiency

The Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca has accessed a European project of €3.8 million to increase the energy efficiency of the buildings of the chemical research institute. The implementation period of a project is two years.

Alina Oprea   |   20 April, 2023 at 5:02 PM

Kaufland becomes the first Zero Waste certified company in Romania

Kaufland becomes the first Zero Waste certified company in Romania. At least 90% of all operational waste has been prevented, reused, recycled, composted, or fermented. The goal is to limit the amount of waste, make waste reuse more efficient, and evaluate the performance of the waste and recyclable materials management system.

Alina Oprea   |   11 April, 2023 at 1:45 PM

NEPI Rockcastle receives new green financing of €200 million

NEPI Rockcastle receives a new green financing of €200 million, for Mega Mall and Promenada Sibiu. The loan proceeds will be used to repay the revolving credit facilities used for the acquisitions of Forum Gdansk and Copernicus Shopping Centre, which were completed in December 2022. Subsequently, the Group's total revolving credit facility capacity will be restored to €620 million.