Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promote sustainable design, construction and operations in the entire Poland. PLGBC aims to positively influence the Polish construction industry by promoting and implementing the rule of triple responsibility: environmental, social and economic. We intend to transform the design, construction and operations of buildings in the entire country for the overall benefit of all residents as well as all participants of the construction process.
Business Finland is an accelerator of global growth. It creates new growth by helping businesses go global and by supporting and funding innovations. The top experts and the latest research data enable companies to seize market opportunities and turn them into success stories. Business Finland was created on 1st January 2018 by the merger of two organizations: Finpro, which offered services for internationalization, investments and tourism promotion, and Tekes, which offered funding for innovation activities. It aims to develop Finland to be the most attractive and competitive innovation environment in which companies are able to grow, change, and succeed. The strategy is two-fold: to enable companies to grow internationally and also to create world-class business ecosystems and a competitive business environment for Finland.
APA Group is the market leader in intelligent industrial automation and building management systems. It has more than 15 years of experience and dozens of successful implementations for institutions, individuals, municipalities and industrial plants around the world. The company’s clients include, among others VW, Eisenmann, FIAT, OPEL, 3M, MAN, Lila Logistik, Asi Group, Budizol, DB Schenker, Tesla, Silesian University of Technology and Częstochowa University of Technology. APA Group solutions are distinguished by intuitiveness, reliability and innovation. They transfer the experience and know-how gained in the industrial sector to the area of intelligent automation used in business, everyday life and cities. And people and their needs are always at the heart of the company’s business. The aim of the APA Group is to make urban space more accessible. Re-thinking it.
IKEA offers well-designed, functional and affordable, high-quality home furnishing, produced with care for people and the environment. There are several companies with different owners, working under the IKEA Brand, all sharing the same vision: to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943.
For 100 years, Fellowes has been creating innovative solutions to meet the current needs of employees and individuals. Fellowes is a global manufacturer and distributor of quality of life products such as office equipment, air purifiers, archiving and ergonomics. Of the more than 235 patented solutions, many are AeraMax air purifiers designed for home or public use, depending on the design. Energy-saving technologies, original TrueHep filters and EnviroSmart sensor allow to control air quality and the presence of people and adjust the speed of purification, which is a guarantee of the effectiveness of air purification from smog, viruses, bacteria and allergens, among others.
Górażdże Group is a leader in Polish cement production and one of the largest producers of ready-mix concrete and aggregates in Poland. Górażdże operates in three business lines. The parent company and the main business line is Górażdże Cement, which produces a broad range of cements in two plants: Cement Plant Górażdże located in Chorula near Opole and Grinding Plant Ekocem in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The second business line Górażdże Aggregates operates 18 plants located in southwest and northeast Poland supply the market with various kinds of gravel and sand. The third business line Górażdże Beton operates a network of 61 ready-mixed concrete plants throughout the country. The owner of the Górażdże Group is the international concern HeidelbergCement, the world leader in aggregates and one of the world’s largest producers of cement and other building materials. The Górażdże Group’s companies currently employ 1,200 employees.
Since its founding in 1873, HeidelbergCement has grown to one of the world’s leading building materials groups: we are the number 1 in aggregates, number 2 in cement, and number 3 in ready-mixed concrete. Our success is due to the commitment of 59,000 employees at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries on five continents. Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy. Key topics and core principles of the future sustainability strategy are set in our Sustainability Commitments 2030, which includes reducing our environmental footprint and enabling circular economy. We committed to spend 80% of our product R&D budget on the development of more sustainable products, mainly aiming at reducing their carbon footprint. As a leading building materials producer, we have further strengthened our commitment to Green Building Councils and other associations in order to support and accelerate developments in the area of sustainable construction and market transformation together with our customers. Poland is our largest market in Eastern Europe-Central Asia. We operate under the name of Górazdze Cement, which runs our largest and most modern cement plant in Europe, Górazdze Kruszywa, for aggregates, and Górazdze Beton, for concrete.
Helvar is an international lighting technologies company – serving customers in over 40 countries, specialising in energy efficient solutions for lighting control systems. We lead the world in applying lighting intelligence to human wellbeing, creating future-proofed, human-centric solutions. Our specialism is in Human Centric Lighting Intelligence products & services for hospitals, education and offices. Our mission is to make your business more valuable by enhancing the experience & wellbeing of people spending time in your property.
Helvar – freedom in lighting
Horizone Studio is a creative and dynamic architectural office with its headquarters in Krakow, specializing in designing office buildings, public buildings and residential buildings. The passion of our architects is also to create a friendly and modern urban space. The activity of the studio has been strongly rooted in the idea of sustainable development, the office is one of the founding companies of PLGBC. Horizone Studio creates high-class modern architecture, adapted to individual customer requirements. The office offers a full range of design and consulting services: from plot selection, through obtaining a building permit, to the completion of the investment. When proposing an integrated project, it provides the customer with a single point of contact for all matters related to the investment.
Knauf Insulation is part of the Knauf Group. Knauf Insulation with more than 30 years of experience in the insulation industry represents one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. Knauf Insulation is committed to meeting the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.
Skanska Property Poland is a leader in setting and implementing sustainable trends on the development market in Poland. Skanska as a developer put into service its first office building in 1997 and currently is carrying out investments on the 7 largest markets in Poland. The company will be the first in the CEE region to receive the WELL certificate for the Spark office building in Warsaw later this year. According to the adopted philosophy Skanska create projects certified in the LEED system at the highest levels as well as “Building without Barriers” that confirms its accessibility. Skanska is also testing and implementing innovations. An examples are: the building management system Connected by Skanska, air-cleaning concrete or perovskite solar panels, which will be tested in the Spark in 2018.
Sweco Consulting sp. z o.o. plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. It offers high quality consulting and engineering services in the following markets: water, energetics, roads, railway and cubic construction. Sweco Consulting focuses on three major areas: consulting, design and supervision. A network of regional offices located in largest cities in Poland enables the realization of countrywide projects. Sweco is involved in many projects, including the flood protection plan in the Oder and Vistula river basins, developing a concept for the use of excess energy generated by the ZZO in Poznań, expanding the road and railway network in the port of Gdańsk, green certification of buildings such as the Mennica Legacy Tower, Varso Tower, V.Offices, Hala Koszyki, Textorial.
Flexible, functional, building relationships. We create such a vision of the work environment. Workplace is a team of architects, psychologists and sociologists who implement a holistic approach to workplace design. We specialize in the analysis of business organizations, their space and the work character. During design process, we use the latest technological trends, wayfinding / spacebranding systems, and innovative functional solutions. By the use of change management, we respond to human and business needs. We’ve designed the greenest office in the world and we know how it can improve productivity. We also know that emotions are necessary to create inspirational work environments which support creativity and the knowledge exchange.