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Master class entitled Sustainable Development – An Engine for Innovations in the Construction Sector presented the key trends in sustainable construction

The master class on Sustainable Development – An Engine for Innovations in the Construction Sectorheld at Varna Free University aroused considerable interest in students and representatives of companies from the construction industry.  

    In her opening speech to the participants in the master class, the Vice-Rector of Varna Free University for International Affairs,Projects and Technological Development, Prof.Teodora Bakardzhieva, PhD emphasized the importance of similar events for validating the new educational model of the university.



    The renowned Harvard professor and leader in the preparation of sustainable strategies for corporate clients and governments, Prof. William O'Brien presented the global trends in sustainable development and successful business practices.



    Arch. Vesela Valcheva  McGee - Chairperson of the Bulgarian Green Building Council (BGBC) and consultant on certification of buildings - with extensive international experience, examined the effect of sustainable development on design and construction.



    The lecturers commented key concepts such as sustainable development, sustainability strategies, corporate social responsibility, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency, renovation and certification criteria for buildings.



    Varna Free University impressed me with their innovative attitude towards education. The atmosphere of this school is favourable to creating potential leaders in the areas where you work. As an expert in sustainable construction I can say that although you are not officially certified, your building has all the characteristics of a sustainable environment! " Said Arch. McGee.



    Within the working meeting between Prof. William O'Brien and the management of Varna Free University, the parameters of the new Master's degree programme of Strategies for Sustainable Development and Innovations were specified. It will be implemented in partnership with the Bulgarian Green Building Council and its programme director will be Professor. O'Brien.



by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър