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Lemaitre CEO of DGNB
Memorandum of cooperation with the German Sustainable Building Council for the development of sustainable buildings based on the DGNB system.
The Parties are working towards jointly organizing training courses, exchange experiences in accordance with DGNB standards and country-specific requirements.
- Organization of Events and Trainings on Sustainable Building topics;
- Co-operation in PR of DGNB and IRSBC;
- Training and Qualification of DGNB Registered Professionals, Consultants and Auditors,
- Applying the International DGNB system for Buildings and certify by DGNB
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Leader and Secretary General U4SSC
Smart Sustainable Cities
The “United for Smart Sustainable Cities” is a UN initiative coordinated by ITU, UNECE, and UN-Habitat, serving as the global platform to advocate for public policy and to encourage the use of ICTs to facilitate and ease the transition to smart sustainable cities. The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) is an umbrella initiative supported by 16 UN organizations working to localize the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
As a representative and partner of OiER (Secretariat of U4SSC), we provide consulting services to data gathering, analysis, reporting, and determining improvement projects. So far, more than 200 cities around the world have registered on the U4SSC platform and are in the process of analysis and evaluation.
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Chairwoman of International Jury
Energy Globe Founder & President
Energy Globe Award
We have more than a decade of pride in cooperation with Energy Globe Foundation.
Evaluating sustainability projects at the national and international levels in 5 areas of energy, water, land, air and youth from around the world from more than 180 member countries, is the fields of our cooperation with this foundation.
Our services in this area are providing advice and evaluation of projects with the aim of creating sustainability in these projects.
So far, more than 25,000 projects have been evaluated in the 5 mentioned areas, and by placing these projects in the platform of this foundation, they have a chance to attract investors from all over the world.
Environmental Product Declaration(EPD)
The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an environmental certification classified as Type III that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. The EPD methodology is based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool which follows the ISO series 14040. EPDs help customers that are environmentally driven for the performance of a product to make the best decisions when choosing goods or services among different providers. EPDs constitute an important basis for assessing products sustainability and important point is that an EPD for a product does not imply that the declared product is eco-friendly and environmentally superior to alternatives.
We provide consulting services of life cycle assessment for achievement "EPD certificate" . Many countries now require this certificate to import products and use them, especially in the construction process.
In the process of evaluating sustainable projects, most of which are the latest technologies and smart innovations, has given us the opportunity to work with a network of partners from around the world to have a unique and non-competitive opportunity to transfer green technologies and technical knowledge.
These technologies are in the fields of water, energy, waste, buildings, etc. In the process of this transfer, professional training is done to run the projects.
One of our goals is to introduce successful projects and experiences to others. Every year, after the implementation of projects in the field of sustainability and their evaluation by our team, to share these achievements and attract more audiences in this field, we hold events at the international and national levels.
In addition to raising awareness of the sustainability approach, these events attract investors for these projects.
Sustainable Shopping Center
Buildings represent a large fraction of global carbon emissions and energy consumption. In addition, shopping centers affect local communities in several ways. By integrating sustainability measures into our daily operations, we aim to do more than expected to achieve sustainable development.
Shopping centers have much to gain from energy efficiency. Retail is the second largest consumer of energy in the Europe. The Carbon Trust states a 20% reduction in energy costs for retailers equals a 5% increase in sales.
This represents a significant amount of money that is being wasted through low awareness of energy use in retail environments.
The sustainability issues are strategically important issues and are featured in the strategy of shopping centers management. These are under the headline “Cornerstones for a Sustainable Shopping Centre Business”.
We support you in achieving local, national and global goals by providing consulting services through KPIs of sustainable shopping centers.
Life Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) LCA is defined by the ISO 14040 as the compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle.
LCA looks at all the stages of the product’s life one by one, estimates various environmental impacts at each stage and, as a result, allows selecting the path or processes that are least impactful based on chosen metrics.
Our team are experts in analyzing the life cycle related environmental impacts of your product, organization and building.
Life Cycle Assessment represents the backbone for profound communication of the environmental performance of products, organizations and regions for sustainability reporting,
corporate environmental accounting, environmental product declarations & internal optimization processes (environmental management systems acc. to ISO 14001:2015, etc.).
It quantifies the environmental impacts – global warming potential, acidification, eutrophication, resource depletion, energy demand, water demand, etc. – of your product and organization.
Facilities management can be defined as the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate.
Facilities management includes:
- Lease management, including lease administration and accounting
- Capital project planning and management
- Maintenance and operations
- Energy management
- Occupancy and space management
- Employee and occupant experience
- Emergency management and business continuity
- Real estate management
Types of facilities management. There are two basic areas: Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) and Soft Facilities Management (Soft FM).
Hard FM deals with physical assets such as plumbing, wiring, elevators, and heating and cooling.
Soft FM focuses on tasks performed by people such as custodial services, lease accounting, catering, security, and grounds keeping.
For people to do their best work and feel engaged in their environments, they need to be in buildings that are safe, welcoming, and efficient. Facilities management has a hand in everything that surrounds the people in facilities and on the grounds.