Leverkusen, Germany -- The First Russian/German Innovation Forum, "Energy 2020: Ideas, Technologies and Services," held recently in Moscow, focussed on the plans of both countries to intensify collaboration in the field of sustainable building.
At this event, the EcoCommercial Building (ECB) programme, initiated by Bayer MaterialScience, was introduced to the nearly 200 participants. This global network of experts is committed to the planning and construction of tailored, energy-optimized buildings that adhere to a holistic concept, said Bayer, in a statement following the event.
Sustainable building is a critical task when it comes to reducing global energy consumption and preserving natural resources. Furthermore, measures designed to increase energy efficiency cut costs during the building occupancy phase, meaning they offer homeowners and tenants economic advantages, BMS points out.
While Germany has been constructing primarily new buildings according to improved standards for some time now, the larger emerging countries such as Russia still have tremendous potential for saving energy in the building sector.
In view of the relatively limited funds budgeted in Russia over the next few years for reaching energy efficiency objectives, it is critical there to offer very simple but intelligent solutions for tangibly reducing energy consumption. "By cleverly combining existing material developments and technologies, both energy consumption and costs can be reduced significantly, and that benefits the environment, too," said Maxim Grishin, market manager of the ECB Program in Russia, in the BMS statement..
"In particular, these include insulation solutions based on polyurethane and the use of renewable energy," Grishin added.
The more than 50 partners involved in the ECB programme worldwide were represented by ThyssenKrupp, Uponor and Stiebel Eltron, among others.
Participants in the Moscow event agreed to intensify collaboration to exploit energy saving potential in Russia. With its first local building projects, the ECB programme has already demonstrated that it is capable of offering, and implementing, efficient and economical solutions in Russia.