ABOUT THE PROJECT
The key goal of the GREEN BUILDING EDUCATION 4 SUDENTS project was to improve the knowledge of the final and Master students from all Universities in Montenegro, studying architecture, mechanical engineering and other relevant disciplines that involve construction. The aim of involving and educating students was to support the future of sustainable construction in Montenegro.
The project had two main components. The first consisted of the Green Building Professional (GBPro) Course, created by the GBC European Regional Network and verified by the World GBC, entailing a holistic cycle of ten one-day lectures. The lecturers are national and international experts and leaders in the construction industry, who have been dealing with the topic of sustainable development and green construction for over 30 years. The ten day course, spread over 10 months, was attended by 10 students from Universities in Montenegro.
The second project activity organised a 2-day study trip to the greenest European city, the city of Freiburg. During the trip the students visited best examples of sustainable urban planning, neighbourhood development mixed with civil engagement and examples of architectural leadership in green building.
During the final project Ceremony, that took place at the EU Info Centre in Podgorica on June 18th 2018, the students were handed Green Building Professional Certificates by His Excellency Mr. Hans Günther Matter, the Ambassador of the German Embassy in Podgorica. The Ceremony was accompanied by the The short story about green construction info-graphic exposition, created during the first years of the Green Building Education project. The exhibition was conceptualised as a traveling graphic-information campaign, which is why roll-ups were used as the base for presentation. During 2017, the exhibition was hosted in 6 cities of Montenegro, including the Green Culture Festival, Podgorica Sustainable Days and other, with the aim of visually presenting, increasing and explaining the main principles of green construction to a larger number of inhabitants.
This project was supported by the German Embassy in Podgorica, by the University of Donja Gorica and also my GBC ME founder Colliers International. GBC ME is sincerely grateful for the support and successful cooperation.