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  1. 1. Green Buildings: Moving the Real Estate Sector in Bulgaria to a Next Level By Veselka Dimitrova
  2. 2. Content: <ul><li>Introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Green building by definition. </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a building green? </li></ul><ul><li>Why to buy a green building? </li></ul><ul><li>Willbrook Diamond Residence Project. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Malkoto-selo” Project. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>References. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction: <ul><li>Green building is a world trend that already has reached Bulgaria. It is the future not only of construction and real estate sectors but also of humanity as a whole. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Green building by definition: <ul><li>Also known as sustainable building. </li></ul><ul><li>“ a practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.” </li></ul>Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d.
  5. 5. What makes a building green? <ul><li>Energy source. </li></ul><ul><li>Location, positioning and design. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Water efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Security and healthy environment of occupants. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why to buy a green building? <ul><li>2% average price increase for a green building. </li></ul><ul><li>$40 per m 2 average price increase for a sustainable building. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs lowered with up to 70% during the exploitation phase of a green building. </li></ul>Sources: Bodurova, 2007 & Ivonava, 2008
  7. 7. Willbrook Diamond Residence Project (1):
  8. 8. Willbrook Diamond Residence Project (2): <ul><li>Investor:  Willbrook Management International. </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Trakata, Varna region </li></ul><ul><li>Specifics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage of sustainable materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ratio between buildings and green areas 1:1. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The effect of thermal islands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% windows. </li></ul></ul>Source: Ivanova, 2008
  9. 9. “ Malkoto-selo” Project (1):
  10. 10. “ Malkoto-selo” project (2): <ul><li>Investor:   HomesinBulgaria Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Location: 14 different sites in Bulgaria; some of them are near Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Varna </li></ul><ul><li>Specifics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable materials are involved in the construction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topsoil balance of the project. </li></ul></ul>Source: Malkoto-selo, n.d.
  11. 11. Conclusion: <ul><li>Green or sustainable building is a way of living and a responsible attitude toward environment and future generations. Happily, Bulgaria has become a part of this trend. </li></ul>
  12. 12. References: <ul><li>Bodurova , J . (2007, October 17) Зелено като... къща. [Green like… a house.] Retrieved on March 18, 2009 , from </li></ul><ul><li>Ivanova, D. (2008, November 13) Стройтелство в хармония с природата. [Construction in harmony with the environment.] Retrieved on March 18, 2009, from http :// www . dnevnik . bg / morski / biznes /2008/11/13/ </li></ul><ul><li>Malkoto-selo. (n.d.) Official website. Retrieved on March 18, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>United States Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Official website. Retrieved on March 18, 2009, from </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul>