HuGBC Welcomes New Leadership Team

The Hungary Green Building Council held its annual General Assembly on 29 May 2013, during which members elected a new Board of Directors for a two year term, including two Vice Presidents. Dr. András Reith, the current president of HuGBC will continue in this position for a further year.

In addition to a new Board, the HuGBC is increasing activity in the country by introducing five new working groups: International Relations, Communications and Marketing, Membership, Public Affairs, and Education. The work of these new groups will help strengthen the council and support new environmental initiatives for the green building movement in Hungary.

The new vice presidents of the Hungary Green Building Council are:

  • Zsombor BartaSenior Consultant/BREEAM International Assessor with ERM, Hungary. Zsombor has been a member of HuGBC for three years and a vice president for one year. 
  • Gabor RadvanyiArchitect at Futureal, Hungary. Gabor has been a Board member for four years and has seven years of experience in the real estate development industry.

Members of the new Board of Directors are: 

  • Pal Baross (FRICS MSc Urban and Regional planning, previous vice president);
  • Eva Beleznay (Architect with strong experience in urban planning, public sector policy making and legislation development);
  • Zsolt Gyongyosi (Civil Engineer at DVM group, expert in green building certifications);
  • Gabor Kiss (sales/marketing expert at Armstrong Building Products).

These new Board members bring a wide range of industry experience and expertise that will contribute to a strong plan for council growth and community engagement for the next two years.

In addition, there is a newly formed Supervisory Board, the president of which is László Fábián (architect at Mérték Architect Studio with 32 years of experience). Members of the Supervisory Board are Kristóf Buzna (engineer, economist), András Schmidt (expert in green buildings at Skanska Hungary). 

The new secretary of the Hungary Green Building Council is Monika Tornoczky, Architect and former marketing professional for Velux Hungary. 

The Hungary Green Building Council is an emerging member of the World Green Building Council.  Since its establishment in 2009, and despite a harsh current economic situation, the HuGBC has been providing a solid platform for the green building industry to build infrastructure “out of the ruins” in Hungary.  Partnering on education programs with other prominent organisations such as the international property professional group RICS, and the Chamber of Hungarian Architects, the HuGBC is creating value for building green in the country.                 

“The Hungarian real estate and construction industry has faced significant local and global challenges over the past few years. Green Buildings address many of these challenges to provide real solutions for sustainability in economy and ecology,” said Zsombor Barta, Vice President of the HuGBC.  

“The Hungary Green Building Council is becoming a strong professional organisation with significant influence on decision makers in the community. I am confident that this newly elected Board will be successful in pushing the green building movement forward and leading the HuGBC to a higher level of impact throughout the country and the region.”

The HuGBC is currently working hard to establish new training programs, new opportunities for professional education, new policies for a greener economy, and new relationships with other like-minded organisations. 

Don’t overlook this small country, they have big plans for a bigger, brighter, greener future!  

For additional information about the Hungary Green Building Council, visit their website or contact Monika Tornoczky.

The Hungary Green Building Council held its annual General Assembly on 29 May 2013, during which members elected a new Board of Directors for a two year term, including two Vice Presidents. Dr. András Reith, the current president of HuGBC will continue in this position for a further year.

In addition to a new Board, the HuGBC is increasing activity in the country by introducing five new working groups: International Relations, Communications and Marketing, Membership, Public Affairs, and Education. The work of these new groups will help strengthen the council and support new environmental initiatives for the green building movement in Hungary.

The new vice presidents of the Hungary Green Building Council are:

  • Zsombor BartaSenior Consultant/BREEAM International Assessor with ERM, Hungary. Zsombor has been a member of HuGBC for three years and a vice president for one year. 
  • Gabor RadvanyiArchitect at Futureal, Hungary. Gabor has been a Board member for four years and has seven years of experience in the real estate development industry.

Members of the new Board of Directors are: 

  • Pal Baross (FRICS MSc Urban and Regional planning, previous vice president);
  • Eva Beleznay (Architect with strong experience in urban planning, public sector policy making and legislation development);
  • Zsolt Gyongyosi (Civil Engineer at DVM group, expert in green building certifications);
  • Gabor Kiss (sales/marketing expert at Armstrong Building Products).

These new Board members bring a wide range of industry experience and expertise that will contribute to a strong plan for council growth and community engagement for the next two years.

In addition, there is a newly formed Supervisory Board, the president of which is László Fábián (architect at Mérték Architect Studio with 32 years of experience). Members of the Supervisory Board are Kristóf Buzna (engineer, economist), András Schmidt (expert in green buildings at Skanska Hungary). 

The new secretary of the Hungary Green Building Council is Monika Tornoczky, Architect and former marketing professional for Velux Hungary. 

The Hungary Green Building Council is an emerging member of the World Green Building Council.  Since its establishment in 2009, and despite a harsh current economic situation, the HuGBC has been providing a solid platform for the green building industry to build infrastructure “out of the ruins” in Hungary.  Partnering on education programs with other prominent organisations such as the international property professional group RICS, and the Chamber of Hungarian Architects, the HuGBC is creating value for building green in the country.                 

“The Hungarian real estate and construction industry has faced significant local and global challenges over the past few years. Green Buildings address many of these challenges to provide real solutions for sustainability in economy and ecology,” said Zsombor Barta, Vice President of the HuGBC.  

“The Hungary Green Building Council is becoming a strong professional organisation with significant influence on decision makers in the community. I am confident that this newly elected Board will be successful in pushing the green building movement forward and leading the HuGBC to a higher level of impact throughout the country and the region.”

The HuGBC is currently working hard to establish new training programs, new opportunities for professional education, new policies for a greener economy, and new relationships with other like-minded organisations. 

Don’t overlook this small country, they have big plans for a bigger, brighter, greener future!  

For additional information about the Hungary Green Building Council, visit their website or contact Monika Tornoczky.