BREEAM, Russia’s most popular Green Building Standard, has taken a leap forward this week as BRE Directors Gavin Dunn and Martin Townsend visited Russia to sign an MOU with its Russian partners – the MGSU & RuGBC.
The agreement foresees translation of the Standard and the further development of the localisation – bringing BREEAM into line with Russian construction norms and language. “This is a major step forward for the green construction industry in the CIS and for our Council, We look forward to working in conjunction with MGSU to increase the number of “green” projects and make the tool more accessible to non-English speakers”, Guy Eames, RuGBC co-founder commented.
The agreements were signed at the RuGBC AGM and at the MGSU Technical Committee for Green Building Standards by CEO Vladimir Limin (RuGBC), Valery Telichenko (MGSU President) and Martin Townsend (Director of BREEAM Internationally) on 24/11/16.
This is the invitation as was published on Russian Green Building Council website:
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, email@example.com).
Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom
|15:30-16:00||Registration, networking and coffee|
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”
|17:30-18:10||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
Signing of the Memorandum to the UN summit on environmental security 2016
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
“I am very excited at the level of support shown by members and the current opportunities for the green building industry in the Russian Federation. This is a time for change in Russia, when the construction and real estate industry and indeed the whole economy will rethink its business model – ideal timing for the green building concept” Limin.
Members expressed regret that British-born Guy Eames is stepping down. Guy is well known in Russia and international green building circles as an active networker and proponent for integration of Russia into the global green building industry. His new mission is to bring building modelling simulation (BIM) to Central and Eastern Europe for IES Ltd (www.iesve.com).
“It has been an exciting journey and serious people no longer laugh at the idea of eco construction, which now dominates the global real estate and architectural business” Eames. “This is a fast growing industry worldwide with Building Modelling as one of the most interesting areas. Vladimir is a forward thinking person with a rich international (and Russian) experience who will do well in the post, bringing fresh ideas and continue the international feel of the green building industry”.
Link to original article on RuGBC website is here.