Montenegro Green Building Council at
First Meeting of South Eastern Europe GBCs
Montenegro GBC recounted its experience as a major partner in an EU-funded project, involving the conversion of the source of heating for public buildings to Ground Coupled Heat Pumps. The LEGEND project is funded under the EU’s Adriatic IPA CBC programme. GBC ME is responsible for the part of the project identifying barriers to greater acceptance of GCHP use, and for developing policies to be presented to governments in the region to encourage greater use of such renewable technologies.
Among other topics to be discussed will be the training programme being introduced by several GBCs leading to a Certificate as a Green Building Professional. This important initiative will allow professionals in the building and property development sector to gain a qualification which will be recognised across Europe.
Cooperation across the region, as well as across Europe, is a main topic for such Network meetings, allowing GBCs to share experiences and learn from each other. The World GBC Coordinator for the European Network will update those present on activities both across Europe and the world.
A constant issue is promoting the values of sustainable development. This requires both publicity about the aims of GBCs and organisation of events to attract media attention.
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