Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promote sustainable design, construction and operations in the entire Poland. PLGBC aims to positively influence the Polish construction industry by promoting and implementing the rule of triple responsibility: environmental, social and economic. We intend to transform the design, construction and operations of buildings in the entire country for the overall benefit of all residents as well as all participants of the construction process.
Making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921, BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation. Using cutting edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are trusted around the world.
BRE is internationally recognised as the developers of sustainability standards, codes and methodologies for buildings, homes, communities and infrastructure. With the creation of BREEAM, BRE seeks to empower those who commission, design, construct and manage buildings, infrastructure and communities to achieve their sustainability goals. A BREEAM certificate demonstrates to everyone that claims of sustainability – and the benefits and value it brings – can be confidently accepted.
Skanska Property Poland is a leader in setting and implementing sustainable trends on the development market in Poland. Skanska as a developer put into service its first office building in 1997 and currently is carrying out investments on the 7 largest markets in Poland. The company will be the first in the CEE region to receive the WELL certificate for the Spark office building in Warsaw later this year. According to the adopted philosophy Skanska create projects certified in the LEED system at the highest levels as well as “Building without Barriers” that confirms its accessibility. Skanska is also testing and implementing innovations. An examples are: the building management system Connected by Skanska, air-cleaning concrete or perovskite solar panels, which will be tested in the Spark in 2018.
Bouygues Immobilier is an international development company with 63 years of experience in construction. Polish branch has been operating since 2001, enjoying the trust of clients in Warsaw, Wrocław and Poznań. It has so far built 39 housing projects and delivered over 5,500 apartments. 4 company investments (Accent Eco, Accent Vert, Camelia and La Melodie) have obtained the prestigious HQE International certificate, awarding high-quality and environmentally friendly construction, while Miasteczko Orange has been awarded with the BREEAM certificate. Camelia project was the first in Poland to obtain BiodiverCity® – an international certificate that awards solutions supporting biodiversity in newly constructed buildings and their surroundings. The highest quality of customer service is a standard for the company. They know that the selection and purchase of an apartment is a very important and responsible decision, which is why the basis of the company’s work is thinking about the needs and satisfaction of the clients.
CAP Construction brings together architects, engineering firms, contractors, installers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials and equipment, developers, research and training centres, experts, inter-municipal associations and federations, etc.
The aim of the cluster is to promote the development of the sustainable construction sector. To this end, CAP Construction has two strategic axes: education of sector operators and increasing the number of projects in the sector. Between 2019 and 2020 the cluster will focus on the following seven priority areas: energy efficiency; health and comfort; silver economy; smart construction; smart district/city and eco-district; innovation and new technologies; circular economy and materials life cycle.
DEKRA Group in Poland is part of the international DEKRA SE group with headquarters in Stuttgart – a global leader in the field of security, expertise, construction supervision, technical acceptance, services for industry, product testing, certification of management systems and personnel development. DEKRA Group in Poland is a representative of Cerway – HQE certification operator, focused on residential sector.
Górażdże Group is a leader in Polish cement production and one of the largest producers of ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Poland. Górażdże operates in three business lines. The parent company and the main business line is Górażdże Cement, which produces a broad range of cements in two plants: Cement Plant Górażdże located in Chorula near Opole and Grinding Plant Ekocem in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The second business line Górażdże Aggregates operates 18 plants located in southwest and northeast Poland supply the market with various kinds of gravel and sand. The third business line Górażdże Beton operates a network of 61 ready-mixed concrete plants throughout the country. The owner of the Górażdże Group is the international concern HeidelbergCement, the world leader in aggregates and one of the world’s largest producers of cement and other building materials. The Górażdże Group’s companies currently employ 1,200 employees.
Helvar is an international lighting technologies company – serving customers in over 40 countries, specialising in energy efficient solutions for lighting control systems. It leads the world in applying lighting intelligence to human wellbeing, creating future-proofed, human-centric solutions. Helvar’s specialism is in Human Centric Lighting Intelligence products & services for hospitals, education and offices. The mission is to make clients’ business more valuable by enhancing the experience & wellbeing of people spending time in clients’ property.
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Knauf Insulation is part of the Knauf Group. Knauf Insulation with more than 30 years of experience in the insulation industry represents one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. Knauf Insulation is committed to meeting the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.
The SMAY Group has been providing innovative and comprehensive ventilation and fire protection solutions for 30 years. It is a producer of high quality ventilation accessories, devices and systems complying with the most stringent standards applicable in the European Union. SMAY focuses on two primary lines of business: household ventilation and fire ventilation, the company also provides specialised equipment required in specific room types. It focuses on continuous, robust growth by developing innovative projects, technologies and production systems, and continuously invests in the staff development, advanced technological solutions and production facilities. The company’s products and services were used by over 15,000 customers. SMAY has completed over 550 large construction projects and a few hundred smaller investments, and its products can be found in more than 25 countries around the world.
Aluprof S.A. belongs to the Capital Group Grupa Kęty S.A. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of aluminium systems in Europe. It has its branches in many European countries, as well as in the United States. Thanks to over 50 years of experience, Aluprof S.A. has over 1400 regular customers. The company implements the idea of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development through the creation of multilateral relations with the environment, consisting in taking into account the needs of the widest possible group of stakeholders: shareholders, employees, customers, business partners and local communities. Aluprof is an ambassador of passive construction. The company’s offer includes products that ideally meet the requirements of green construction, which prove effective both in commercial and private construction. Striving to reduce the costs of using buildings makes the improvement of their energy efficiency particularly important.
APA Group is the market leader in intelligent industrial automation and building management systems. It has more than 15 years of experience and dozens of successful implementations for institutions, individuals, municipalities and industrial plants around the world. The company’s clients include, among others VW, Eisenmann, FIAT, OPEL, 3M, MAN, Lila Logistik, Asi Group, Budizol, DB Schenker, Tesla, Silesian University of Technology and Częstochowa University of Technology. APA Group solutions are distinguished by intuitiveness, reliability and innovation. They transfer the experience and know-how gained in the industrial sector to the area of intelligent automation used in business, everyday life and cities. And people and their needs are always at the heart of the company’s business. The aim of the APA Group is to make urban space more accessible. Re-thinking it.
Horizone Studio is a creative and dynamic architectural office with its headquarters in Krakow, specializing in designing office buildings, public buildings and residential buildings. The passion of architects is also to create a friendly and modern urban space. The activity of the studio has been strongly rooted in the idea of sustainable development, the office is one of the founding companies of PLGBC. Horizone Studio creates high-class modern architecture, adapted to individual customer requirements. The office offers a full range of design and consulting services: from plot selection, through obtaining a building permit, to the completion of the investment. When proposing an integrated project, it provides the customer with a single point of contact for all matters related to the investment.
InvestLife is the only distributor of Salutaire system – dolomite ground heat exchanger. It is also the only authorised partner of Warebud, the first company in Poland that installed an air grounded, plate, heat exchanger. The Salutaire system is s modern way of heat recovery, which is environmental friendly and stands out from other methods in the innovation market due to air purification and enrichment with micro-, macro- and ultraelements in the air through the use of a dolomite bed. InvestLife is a young polish company operating on the European market. It relies on the knowledge and experience of specialists in the heating and sanitary industry (heat pumps, ventilation systems, renewable energy sources). The company accompanies their clients at every stage of the order, from consulting and deciding on the offer, through design and assistance in obtaining funds for the investment, to the physical implementation of the installation.
Otis is the world’s largest producer of elevators, escalators and moving walkways, as well as other horizontal transport systems. As a leading producer of human displacement systems in the world, Otis is a partner for architects and entrepreneurs, developers and homeowners. It makes every effort to ensure that the equipment manufactured is energy-saving and that its maintenance is environmentally friendly. Otis offers products and services in 190 countries and dependent territories. The company’s projects are implemented in ISO-certified plants located on four continents. In Poland, Otis employs over 400 employees, including over 180 conservators, and has 11 branches, and the head office is located in Warsaw. The main pillars of the company’s activity are: sale of new equipment, assembly and servicing. An important aspect is also modernization, as well as commercial projects requiring fast and modern solutions.
Sweco Consulting sp. z o.o. plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. It offers high quality consulting and engineering services in the following markets: water, energetics, roads, railway and cubic construction. Sweco Consulting focuses on three major areas: consulting, design and supervision. A network of regional offices located in largest cities in Poland enables the realization of countrywide projects. Sweco is involved in many projects, including the flood protection plan in the Oder and Vistula river basins, developing a concept for the use of excess energy generated by the ZZO in Poznań, expanding the road and railway network in the port of Gdańsk, green certification of buildings such as the Mennica Legacy Tower, Varso Tower, V.Offices, Hala Koszyki, Textorial.
4Nature System – Wertykalni specializes in providing office interiors with green solutions designed to meet the needs of contemporary employees, their well-being and supporting the quality of work of the organization. The company develops system solutions, including green walls made of plants and mosses and a system of modular furniture, in which they use the latest technology of automatic irrigation and control, so that plant care is reduced to a minimum. Thanks to interdisciplinary work among specialists in work ergonomics, design, plant cultivation, they gradually develop new products to bring people closer to nature in their workplace and thus respond to the needs of tomorrow. Since 2018 4Nature System – Wertykalni has been a member of the Polish Green Building Council PLGBC, the largest organization promoting green building and sustainable development in the construction sector. For the original 4Nature System solutions the company received the Good Design 2018 award.
visio | architects and consultants is an international professional firm specializing in sustainable design, consulting and training. The principal of visio Mr. Rafal Schurma, MArch, MSc., LEED Fellow, USGBC & LEED Faculty, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, DGNB Auditor, BREEAM Assessor, HQE Referent is also President and Founder of Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC). The company is a Platinum Founding member of PLGBC and USGBC member since 2004. visio is the first company in Poland focusing on sustainable consulting in all major rating schemes: LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, HQE and WELL. Their comprehensive services include consulting, training, energy and daylight modeling, LCA analysis, commissioning (CxA) and project certificate administration. visio provides the service directly to the owner (or to any other design or construction team member). They specialize in American LEED and WELL certification. The team of WELL AP’s (Accredited Professionals) and WELL PTA’s (Performance Testing Agents) is allowing for complex WELL services for every type of the space or building.