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Our Mission

GREEN ROOFS ADAPTED FOR ROMANIAN RESOURCES AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Our mission in the Green Innovation project is a research of the requirements which have to be met by green roofs in the existing climatic conditions in Romania on the basis of know‐how and experience gathered by private companies in Norway. All projects funded by Green Industry Innovation Programme Romania have to aim at a final result of improving the environmental performance of enterprises. The research of personalized green roofs technology for Romania brings the possibility to use local resources and helps reducing negative effects of transportation. The climate specific green roof technology will result better water management, better growth of plants, and improved energy efficiency.

An especially valuable contribution within this process will be brought by the Norwegian partners for whom green roofs are a tradition. In practice, the Norwegian know-how will be adapted to the specific Romanian conditions - a rationalized collecting and drainage system for the climate specific weather conditions, vegetation consisting of local plants in order to reduce the ecological impact and a growing medium adapted to their specific needs.

Through the procedures undertaken and the results obtained, SIMACEK Gardening aims to sustain those who promote and support the greening of the Romanian cities. These approaches correlate with the initiatives of the local authorities in terms of encouraging constructors to adopt green solutions, Cluj-Napoca being the first city in Romania which provides a tax reduction for properties certified as ”green buildings”.

The Green Innovation project research actions are carried out during project implementation period, from September 2014 – until April 2016.

The total value of the research project is 656,229.00 euro for the period 2014-2016, of which the non-refundable financial aid from Norway Grants represents the amount of 284,000.00 euro. During the green innovation project, the company from Cluj-Napoca will benefit from the expertise of three Norwegian partners: ISOLA AS - with experience in research and development in the field of green roofs and waterproofing, NIBIO AS - a governmental institute for research in the field of environment and agriculture.

The project is supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Grants 2009-2014, in the frame of Green Industry Innovation Programme Romania (www.eeagrants.org / www.innovasjonnorge.no).

The results obtained from the research will be made public within the press conference organized at the end of the project as well as during the presentations which will be held in Cluj-Napoca.

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