On July 2, 2020, a BuildGreen report found that more than 12,000 dwellings from new residential projects in Romania have been certified as green.
Out of the total 60 residential projects, 44 obtained the Green Homes certification after the scheme developed by the Romanian Green Building Council (RoGBC), totaling over 10,000 homes. The remaining 15 or so obtained or are in the process of obtaining a green certification after the British scheme BREEAM, according to the consultant’s findings. The new dwellings have reduced energy consumption by approximately 25% – 50%, translating into savings of approximately 10% of the purchasing cost of a new apartment, during the payment of a mortgage loan.
“More and more residential projects from Romania are being designed and built according to sustainable development principles and we expect these numbers to grow in the future,” explains BuildGreen managing director Razvan Nica. “All new office projects from Romania are being designed and developed according to the principles of sustainability included in the various green certifications schemes and in the future we will see their expansion in the residential and public segments.”
Among the projects that achieved the Green Homes certification issued by RoGBC are Amber Gardens, Aviatiei Park or One Herastrau Park and One Mircea Eliade, all from Bucharest, and Wings from Cluj-Napoca, while among the projects BREEAM certified are Luxuria Domenii Residence from Bucharest and Vox Vertical Village from Timisoara.