Sustainable Construction: Over 1,600 energy passports issued in Serbia

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said, at the opening of the Green Building Fair, that more than 1,600 energy passports have been issued in our country to date.

Mihajlovic added that the state has passed all the necessary legislation and created the prerequisites for green construction, while noting that there was still a lot of work to be done in this area. She added that old buildings which are under reconstruction should have energy passports too.

In Serbia, three times more energy per square metre is consumed than in the EU – Mihajlovic pointed out and underlined. “

The US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott, who was also present at the Fair, said that the United States has the Green Building Council which deals with the certification of facilities in line with the latest LEED standards.

He pointed out that the building of the Embassy of the United States in Belgrade was one of the first buildings in Serbia that was fully structured in line with the green building system which entails using recycled materials and purified water.

The Italian Ambassador to Serbia Giuseppe Manzo expressed his satisfaction with the fact that Italy’s is this year’s official sponsor of the Fair. He added that Italy did not only support Serbia on its way towards the EU membership but also it has been very supporting in green construction and environmental protection, the two areas that are very important for Serbia’s accession to the EU. The Ambassador also expressed his gratitude for the support that the Serbian people showed to Italy following the recent earthquakes.

(Blic, official website of Serbian government, 02.11.2016)

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