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Sustainable Site Selection and Management Cluj-Napoca  
Location : Cluj-Napoca
From: Wednesday 01 June 2011, 00:00
To: Wednesday 01 June 2011, 00:00
  • "Romania Green Building Professional" Series

A full day course to educate professionals on the importance of selecting a proper site for the purposes of constructing and operating green building.

Investors need to have a clear understanding of the requirements of green buildings before they make their land purchases. While increasingly desired by investors, the internationally recognized green building rating tools (such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, etc.) penalize those who are developing building sites without regard to the biodiversity value and other ecological impacts, public transit availability, and other sustainable siteing and management considerations.

Caveat Emptor or better… “Know Before you Buy!”



Details of the course:


1. Gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of brownfield development including remediation and credit for green building certification.

2. Learn about assessing biodiversity value and innovative programs to minimize cost while maximizing ecological benefit and land value.

3. Understand new legal requirements (including, for example, recent changes for liability for soil toxicity).

4. Find out about the relation of site selection and management to international green building certifications.


9:00 am - Coffee and registration

9:30 am - 5:30 pm - Training*

*Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided.

The prices for attending this course are:

  • RoGBC member - individual -> 125 Euro
  • Non-member - individual -> 195 Euro

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.

For discounts and the complete ten course program please click here.


Steven Borncamp

BA in Economics, MA in International Relations - founder & managing director of SOPOLEC, a founder and president of the Romania Green Building Council from 2008 to present, Chairman of Build Green Central Eastern Europe

Mr. Borncamp holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of California/ San Diego and holds a Masters in International Relations from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was an early advocate of sustainable development and socially responsible business having joined in 1993 the First Affirmative Financial Network - one of the pioneering investment companies in the field.

Mr. Borncamp founded SOPOLEC in 2005, an innovative business and technology consultancy company dedicated to supporting and growing environmentally responsible businesses. Through prior work at SOPOLEC and KPMG Consulting / BearingPoint he has provided strategic advice and managed complex business and technology projects for leading companies across the Central and Eastern European region and throughout the United States.

Mr. Borncamp led the team that organized the Romania Green Building Council, two "Build Green Central Eastern Europe" conferences in Bucharest and Budapest and numerous other green building initiatives for the region. He has worked to create a comprehensive and proficient marketplace of green building solution providers, and developed and launched building projects including three exemplary green building demonstration projects.


Stephen Scrivens

BSc/Hons, Dipl. LA, BREEAM Assessor - Founder & Principal of Landscape Technology SRL

Mr. Scrivens holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield/UK and an Honours Degree in Horticulture from the University of Bath/UK. He lectured from 1975-1981 in Construction at Pershore College/ UK.

Mr. Scrivens has extensive background in construction project management having worked on over 100 large building projects in the UK, Spain, Romania, New Zealand and Korea including corporate headquarters for companies such as Anglo American, 3i’s, Robert Fleming, Repsol, Sony, Proctor and Gamble, British Nuclear Fuels, Canon, Glaxo, Britoil, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and the Pentland Group, and he has worked on a number of shopping malls including Meadowhall (Sheffield), the Cascades in Portsmouth/UK, the Octagon Centre in High Wycombe/UK, Vicarage Fields in Barking/UK, Lakeside in West Thurrock/UK, Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells/UK and the Metrocentre in Newcastle/UK. He also master-planned a number of business parks including Brooklands and Arlington’s Business Park at Theale/UK, which won the 'Financial Times Business Park of the Year Award'.

Mr. Scrivens’ experience also includes the design of storm water balancing and flood compensation systems. He has master-planned developments adjacent to watercourses and within flood plains and has attenuated water flow from major developments by integrating a range of technologies to create a unified system.

Mr. Scrivens lectures extensively and internationally in the UK as well as Sweden, New Zealand, Romania and Australia on urban design and green technology. He has authored numerous textbooks and over seventy articles on a range of topics including urban landscape, water management and green roofs, and in 2002 published a pamphlet on “How to design a water feature”. Mr. Scrivens has made presentations to the British Government on low cost mass housing with a focus on affordability and alternative methods of financing. He worked on the reuse of the Millennium Dome in London and the Eden Project, both in the UK.

Mr. Scrivens was a member of the team that created the “Evolution” System for building low cost apartments. He is one of the few BREEAM assessors in Romania and he has recently developed designs for a new generation of low cost zero energy homes to help meet Romania’s housing needs.


Jeffrey M. Hudson

CEM, SEP - Executive Vice President of F&R Worldwide (Froehling & Robertson)

Mr. Hudson attended Randolph-Macon College where he studied Biology and Chemistry and Virginia Commonwealth University for Organic Chemistry and has over 24 years of experience in the environmental and engineering fields most of which has been devoted to Brownfields, remediation and risk management.

Mr. Hudson works with developers, community leaders, financial institutions and industry on sustainable site selection and site development both in the United States and internationally. Many of these projects have involved LEED certification work, sustainable development, as well as innovative remediation solutions. Mr. Hudson is involved with both the Romania Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council.


Anca Ginavar

MA Arh. - Director General of Territorial Development General Directorate at the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism

Mrs. Ginavar holds a M.A. in Architecture, Urban Planning and Spatial Development at the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest and is the Director General of Territorial Development General Directorate at the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism.