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RoGBC Related

Financial Considerations Green Buildings  
Location : RoGBC office, str Ialomicioarei, no 21, disctrict 1, Bucharest
From: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 09:00
To: Wednesday 31 October 2012, 15:30


A a half day workshop to equip real estate developers and investors, valuers, financiers, facility managers, architects, engineers, project managers and other stakeholders with a better understanding of the ways in which sustainability affects the level or risk, and subsequently the value, associated with a green building.

The trainers will highlight the key business case value factors for the various stakeholder groups and will explain how sustainable buildings provide benefits in each instance.

The speakers will highlight the key business case value factors for the various stakeholder groups and  will explain how sustainable buildings provide benefits in each instance.

The workshop will be interactive and discussions will:

  • Discuss voluntary and mandatory green building certifications;
  • Analyze latest research on green building valuations and market trends;
  • Examine the occupancy rates, rental premiums for green workspaces;
  • Analyze costs, risks and benefits of incorporating sustainability initiatives in buildings;
  • Discuss legislative requirements and green incentives by the government;
  • Include relevant case studies;
  • Facilitate greater collaboration between real estate developers and investors, valuators, facility managers, real estate consultants, architects, engineers, project managers, and other solution providers for exemplary green construction projects.

This is a required course for those seeking "Romania Green Building Professional" accreditation.

The prices for attending this course were:

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

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.

Florin Furdui

ASEBUSS, EMBA in Finance, Marketing, HR, International Management, Statistics - Country Manager of Portland Trust Romania

Mr. Furdui holds a Bachelor Degree of Science at the University of POLITEHNICA/ Bucharest and graduated the ASEBUSS EMBA in Finance, Marketing, HR, International Management, Statistics.

As the Country Manager for Portland Trust Romania, Mr. Furdui is responsible for all operations and development activity of the company in Romania. The company was established in 1997 to develop premium institutional and commercial real estate assets throughout Central Europe. He is currently overseeing a LEED certification of an existing building in Portland Trust’s portfolio that recent was sold for 100 million Euros.  Mr. Furdui has extensive business, management, technology, and real estate with prior experience at the board level in the banking, communications, and Information Technology.

Mr. Furdui and Portland Trust are active members of the Romania Green Building Council.

Randy Tharp 
MSc in Architecture & Business Administration - International Project Director for Epstein Architecture and Engineering

Mr. Tharp holds Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is a registered architect in the US. He currently is the international project director for Epstein, responsible for their global construction and design-build projects and locally for Epstein’s local Romanian company Epstein Architecture and Engineering.  Epstein is one of the world’s leading firms in the area of sustainable design having completed over 11 million sq ft of LEED certified projects. 

Mr. Tharp has extensive experience in the design and construction of office, research/development, logistics, manufacturing and food processing facilities. During his career he has been directly involved in the construction of over 1.5 million sqm of buildings.  His areas of expertise are in leading project design, design-build projects, value engineering, and fast-track construction. 

In Romania, Mr. Tharp has local construction experience on the Cameron Ploiesti Manufacturing plant, which contains several sustainable design features, and he is currently directing the design/construction of the 32,000 sqm Lufkin Industries manufacturing campus located also in Ploiesti.

Mihnea Chear

MSc in Civil Engineering - Project Manager at Aquarius Grup

Mr. Chear holds a Masters in Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest. He is currently preparing to become a licensed BREEAM International Assessor.

Mr. Chear is a Project Manager at Aquarius Grup, a company with extensive regional experience in the sector of construction project management and cost control. He has strong local experience in construction project management, having worked on more than 200 000 sqm of cumulated built area of real estate development projects in Bucharest area.

Mr. Chear and Aquarius Grup are active founding members of the Romania Green Building Council.