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RoGBC Related

Sustainable Site Selection and Management Bucharest  
From: Friday 08 June 2012, 09:00
To: Friday 08 June 2012, 17:30
  • 8 June, 2012 - "Romania Green Building Professional" Series, Bucharest

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. opportunities and challenges of brown field development including remediation and credit for green building certification.

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

3. new legal requirements and incentives (including recent changes for liability for soil toxicity and planning considerations)

4. 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.

Location: Offices of Clifford Chance Badea, Excelsior Center, 28-30 Academiei Street, Sector 1, Bucharest. Map is available here

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.


  • 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.

  • Perry Zizzi

Partner, Clifford Chance Badea

Perry Zizzi is a Partner with Clifford Chance Badea and an early supporter and founding member of the RoGBC and active member of the Council's Legislative Outreach Task Group.   Mr. Zizzi has extensive experience in real estate representing lenders, borrowers, buyers and sellers in complex cross-border transactions in Eastern Europe and is the firm's regional lead on environmental law matters.    He holds a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law and a Bachelors in AB Government from Georgetown University.

  • 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.  

  • 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.