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Vladimir Limin, CEO of RuGBC, Business Trip to Ecobuild 2016 Report

March 8th 2016 Dinner with members of Green Building Councils

Prior to UK –GBC Annual Birthday party a dinner was held in Nakhon Thai – Royal Docks.  In attendance were Vladimir Limin (RuGBC CEO), Ksenia Agapova (Head of Sustaiability JLL), Albeto Ballardini and Thomas Miorin (both from Italian Green Building Council and Habitech), Pantelis Levantis (President of Greece Green Building Council), Professor Ezio Micelli (Department of Architecture, Construciton and Conservation of University of Venice) and Martin Townsend (Global Director of Sustainability at BRE).



March 9th 2016 UK-GBC Annual Birthday Party

UK-GBC hosted an annual Birthday Party on the evening of day two of Ecobuild the The Crystal building.  Attracting over 250 attendees, the event celebrated nine years since UK-GBC was founded at Ecobuild 2007. The winner of the Rising Star Award was  announced at this high-profile reception.

During the event, the meeting was held between Vladimir Limin (RuGBC CEO) and John Alker (UKGBC CEO).  Cooperation between two organizations was discussed.

About the Locations: The Crystal is a building on Royal Victoria Dock in east London that contains a permanent exhibition about sustainable development and is owned and operated by Siemens. The building is certified as both LEED Platinum and BREEAM Outstanding.





Meetings with BRE held between 8th and 10th of March

Meeting were held during EcoBuild with Dr. Gavin Dunn, Director of BRE Group, Martin Townsend, Global Director of Sustainability at BRE Global, Rufus Logan, Director of BRE Scotland, Pauline Traetto, Director of BRE Academy

Vladimir Limin discussed future cooperation between BRE and RuGBC in terms of BREEAM certification in Russia and training opportunities. Bringing newly launched BRE Academy courses tailored to Russian market and designed around sustainability and BIM could be a great success.





March 10, 2016 Russian-British business forum on Green Building

Vladimir Limin participated in the Russian-British business forum on Green Building organized by Russian Trade Representation in the United Kingdom and the Russian University of Friendship of Peoples with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.

The Business Forum was held as part of the business mission of Russian construction companies in the UK. Among the invited speakers and experts from Russia have also been Head of the RUDN Faculty of Environmental Marina Nekrasova, environmental innovations manager of Jones Lang LaSalle Ksenia Agapova, Counsellor for Trade and Investment of the British Service of Trade and Investment (UKTI Moscow) Galina Solomon. During the presentations and speeches, participants shared their experiences and discussed the achievements of Russia and Great Britain in the field of sustainable construction and energy efficiency technologies.





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UK-Russia Business Seminar «Russian green building market achievements and opportunities» / Seminar

This is the invitation as was published on Russian Green Building Council website:

  • Place: Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom 37 Kensington High St. London, W8 5ED
  • Time: 15:30—18:10


Dear Members of the Council and friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the UK-Russia Business Seminar «Russian green building market achievements and opportunities», which will be held on 10 March 2016 at the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom.

The Seminar is focused on prospects for cooperation between Russian and British companies and trends in Ecological, Energy saving and Green building technologies in Russia.

The event is organized by the Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom in collaboration with the Russian Green Building Council and supported by the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.

Please see the event Agenda below.

Your confirmation as well as any further questions regarding participation can be addressed to Russian Trade Delegation in the UK (+44 208 430 1907, ecobuild@rustrade.org.uk).

Yours sincerely,

 Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom

Boris Abramov


15:30-16:00 Registration, networking and coffee
16:00-16:30 Conference Introduction

Anton Chesnokov, Head of the Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo in the United Kingdom

Boris Abramov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom

Vladimir Limin, General Director of The Russian Green Building Сouncil (RuGBC)

Marina Nekrasova, Director of the International business seminar

16:30-17:10 Plenary session 1

Presentation of the People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)


Marina Nekrasova, Ecological faculty of the People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) – “Development of the innovative technologies for ecological building”

Elena Safronova, Engineering faculty of the People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)- “Engineering the new technologies for ecological building”

17:10-17:30 Coffee Break
17:30-18:10 Plenary session 2

Ksenia Agapova, Associate Director Head of Sustainability Services Jones Lang LaSalle LLC – “Russian green building market – achievements and opportunities”

Elena Pleshkova, The new approaches to promote environmental construction forRussian regional development with international partners (Joint project with iHouse) Foundation for Cultural and Natural Heritage “Obvinskaya Rose”, State National Research Polytechnical University of Perm

18:10-18:30 Final discussion

Signing of the Memorandum to the UN summit on environmental security 2016

Closing Remarks

Russian green building Council

Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom


18:30-20:00 Signing of the Memorandum and cooperation agreements with participants of international business seminar

Reception on behalf of the University


  • People’s Friendship University of Russia
  • Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom;
  • Rossotrudnichestvo;
  • Russian Green Building Council – RuGBC;
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