A quality assurance instrument – the national environmental certification scheme Quality Label in Construction

Environmental certificates are established in the developed world as a quality assurance mechanism; above all, they are synonymous with higher quality, reliability, sustainability, environmental friendliness and safety for consumers and investors. For this reason, the lowest price is not the only criterion in public and other tenders abroad, but also whether the bidder has obtained an environmental certificate.

As an important instrument of quality assurance, the ZKG certificate is recognised and valued in the profession, as it is not given to just anyone who applies, but only to the best in the given field and those who lag behind the best by a maximum of 10%; thus only 180 ZKG awards have been presented in all these years.

As part of the integral project LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE, coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, one of the measures for the gradual transition to a carbon-free society is the upgrading the ZKG certification scheme.

The ZKG National Environmental Certification Scheme currently covers higher quality products, services, devices and systems. The LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project aims to upgrade it with new categories, e.g. the quality of the renovation of cultural heritage buildings, which poses a challenge to developers, potential applicants, investors and users.

Participation in the event is free; however, for the purposes of event organisation and execution, we ask that you register via the online application available  HERE or on this link http://tiny.cc/gxaxjz (clicking on the word HERE or the link will open the online form, in which the required data is to be entered and finally confirmed with the word SEND) or by e-mail usposabljanje@gi-zrmk.si by Monday, 2 March 2020 at the latest. If you are unable to attend the event, please let us know as soon as possible via email: usposabljanje@gi-zrmk.si.

The expert meeting will take place on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, in the FORUM Hall on the first floor of the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre at Dunajska cesta 18.
Programme of the event:

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WEBINAR - Best practices from Finland

Webinar about sustainable public procurement, energy-efficient buildings and handling of food waste

The Eco Fund is again offering incentives for pilot projects involving the complete renovation of multi-dwelling buildings, co-financed with new financial instruments – a loan from the reserve fund or energy contracting and a subsidy of up to 50%.

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The Political and Legislative Background of Climate Change Mitigation

As part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, Umanotera prepared a document entitled The Political and Legislative Background of Climate Change Mitigation, which presents key institutions and political processes in the field of climate change, the European Union's climate and energy policy, and Slovenia's climate and energy policy.

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The Enough for All Conference: A solar power station in every community

"The time to set goals and discuss strategies has passed. Now is the time to act," says Dr Jonas Sonnenschein from Umanotera, which decided that this year’s national conference topic will be community solar power stations, precisely because of the important role they can play in the necessary speedy decarbonisation of the electricity power supply in Slovenia. More than 140 participants, including representatives of municipalities, regional development and energy agencies and state administrations, as well as representatives of civil initiatives, non-governmental organisations, research institutions and companies, attended the conference to learn about the new legal framework and inspiring successful practices from Slovenia and abroad.

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Presentation of the Climate Café in Portorož

On Saturday, 15 October, the Grando salt warehouse in Portorož hosted the second Climate Café as part of the events marking Piran’s municipal holiday.

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Networking e-meeting with Interreg Central Europe- STREFOWA

Insights on the logistical aspects of hackathons through networking.

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LIFE IP Care4Climate: With music towards a low-carbon society

The Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) will perform at the Ljubljana Festival 2020 together with special guests under the motto – We Have Only 1 Planet!

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LIFE IP Care4Climate: the transition to a low-carbon society with music

On Saturday, 29 August 2020, a concert of the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) under the slogan We Only Have 1 Planet will take place as part of the Ljubljana Festival. Come to Kongresni trg in Ljubljana, where you will be able to listen to the most beautiful classical and pop arrangements from 8:30 pm onwards!

Due to climate change, European forests are facing an enormous challenge. The resilience and stability of forests must be increased today in order to preserve them and reduce the effects of climate change in the future. We will attempt to answer a few questions about how to achieve that at the international summer school "Strengthening the resilience of forests to climate change", organised in Postojna between 18 and 22 July by the Slovenian Forestry Institute as part of the LIFE-IP CARE4CLIMATE project 2022. The programme is aimed at BSc forestry students from Slovenia and EU member states. The emphasis of the programme will be on silvicultural solutions and good practices that have proved successful in Europe in strengthening the resilience of forests to climate change.

Soil processes are affected by various factors, including management methods and land use, e.g. in agriculture. Soil can be a GHG source or sink. This can be established by direct measurement in the field, namely with special sensors for greenhouse gas measurement. Based on information about emissions, activities can be adapted or measures for their reduction can be implemented.