Good practices at the Technical University of Bucharest

Good practices at the Technical University of Bucharest
Published by Liliana Topliceanu on 30/03/2015

Concerns about reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy saving and renewable production should have echoes at all levels, from local administrations to higher education institutions, as opinion and specialists forming in this area. 

Building Systems Engineering Faculty of Technical University  Bucuresti has assumed this role being this year at the Sixth International Conference "Romanian Conference Energy Performance of Buildings - Active Smart Buildings - A New Challenge for Energy Auditors ",  together with the Romanian Association for Building Services Engineers, Romania Energy Auditors Chamber, Romanian Society of Thermal Scientists.

Proceedings of the conference held in May in the National Library, the Hilton Hotel and Hotel Intercontinental have approached complex subjects and topical:  innovative and cost-efficient technologies for NZEBs, Green Buildings, Passive Buildings, Smart & Active Buildings, opportunities for the absorption of EU funds for energy efficiency in public and private buildings, Business models for building refurbishment, transition to sustainable buildings and cities, energy efficiency, health and comfort in public buildings, implementing progress of the EU directives 2010/31/EC, 2012/27/EC and 2009/28/EC, EU policies and plans to achieve the 20+ targets for energy efficiency and use of RES,  Solutions to strengthen the energy auditor statute and profesionalism, status of CEN standards regarding energy performance of buildings, national programs for thermal refurbishment of residential buildigns: results and perspectives, inspection of building facilities under EU Directives.

Considering widespread support enjoyed by this event (General Association of Engineers from Romania, The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Order of Architects of Romania, Romanian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs,  Association of Construction Material Producers of Romania, Romania Green Building Council, Greenitiative), is emerging a profound transformation premises nationwide in terms of approach to civil and industrial construction and energy efficiency in these buildings.

Sustainable urban development and energy independence from traditional sources of energy is constant since the first edition of the event.

In his work, "Importance of heat pumps and renewable energy sources in converting multi-storey dwellings condominiums type into "Nearly zero energy buildings"", dr. eng. Radu POLIZU vice president of the Romanian Society Geoexchange, treat the issue of energy production from renewable sources at the place of consumption. The conclusion of the study consists in the need to increase the energy performance of a city apartments in the following ways: thermal energy production at the place of consumption, increasing thermal performance of the building envelope, reducing of conversion factor of specific heat demand at subunit values by using renewable thermal sources available on location or in their vicinity.

All these are current concerns that attempts to identify funding sources and modalities of implementation.