Bulgaria's National Renovation Strategy

Upcoming Events

Concluding conference

December 2nd, 2016 (TBC)

Workshop V – Policy and Regulation

November 4th, 2016

Workshop IV – Awareness raising

October 13th, 2016 (TBC)

Workshop I – Skills & Capacity Building

May 19th, 2016
Capital Fort Business centre, Sofia

Workshop II – Financе & Economics

June 22nd, 2016

Workshop III – Skills and Capacity

September 29th 2016 (TBC)

Our Community

The Dialogue Journey

Bulgaria will host a series of workshops and events in 2016-17 focused on the design and delivery of the national renovation strategy. These will be a mixture of national events (in the capital city), local events (in the major cities) and European events connecting national leaders with other European leaders working on their national renovation strategies.

Workshop I - Skills & Capacity
May 19th, 2016 Sofia
Workshop II - Finance & Economics
June 22nd, 2016 Balchik
Leaders Summit I
September 20-21st, 2016 Madrid, Spain
Workshop III - Skills & Capacity
October 27th, 2016 Sofia
Workshop IV - Awareness raising
November 10th, 2016 Sofia
Workshop V - Policy & Regulation
November 17th, 2016 Sofia, Sopharma Towers
Workshops VI and VII - Deep renovation of architectural heritage
23 and 24 February, 2017 Sofia and Varna
Leaders Summit II
February 2017 (TBC) Brussels, Belgium


Vessela Valtcheva-McGee
Bulgarian GBC
Vessela is the current president of BulgarianGBC and the managing partner of the European branch of Triple Green Group. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a LEED AP since 2005, a BREEAM International Assessor and a DGNB Auditor. She...
Dessislava Yordanova
Ministry of foreign affairs
First secretary Regional policy, Committee of the Regions, Danube Strategy, European Territorial Cooperation...
Martin Raychev
Ministry of Energy
Chief expert, Energy Projects Management Directorate...
Ivaylo Aleksiev
Sustainable Energy Development Agency
For many years he has held leadership and management positions in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, investment control, maintenance and operation of technical systems. Until his appointment as Executive Director of SEDA he was Chairman of the Board of "Chamber of energy auditors" and Chairman of the Board...
Tsvetomira Kulevska
Sustainable Energy Development Agency
Chief Expert “National Plans and reports on energy efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources” in SEDA, Diploma in Engineering. High level of expertise in the analysis of energy consumption and implemented EE policy measures, evaluation of improvements of EE and achieved energy savings. Interacts with the local authorities and provides...
Ivan Velkov
Sofia Municipality
Mr. Velkov is a Vice Chairman of Sofia Municipal Council. He has 20 years of experience in real estate investments and consultancy. He is a member of the management board of FIABCI Bulgaria an the National Real Estate Association....
Dimitar Doukov
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund
Executive Director...
Dragomir Tzanev
Center for Energy Efficiency Eneffect
Deputy Director of EnEffect. BA in Journalism and MA in Public Relation of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". PhD in Communication Theory (2009). Coordinator of the successful BUILD UP Skills Bulgaria project (2011-2013); team leader in the projects NET-COM and PassREg (Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the EC) and Financing...
Veneta Novakova
ETEM / Bulgarian association doors, windows and facades
R&D Director in ETEM Group and manages the international team responsible for research, design and development of architectural systems – curtain walls, claddings, windows and doors. Expert in the field of façade engineering. One of the founders of Institute for zero energy buildings. Member of CHAMBER OF ENGINEERS IN THE...
Tsvetelena Mladenova
Knauf Insulation Bulgaria/ Bulgarian Association for Construction Insulation and Waterproofing
Tsvetelena Mladenova as a Technical specialist of Knauf Insulation. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from UACEG, Sofia-Bulgaria. ...
Aleksandar Davidov
Ministry of Energy
Head of Department 'Energy Markets', Directorate of 'Energy Strategies and Policies for Sustainable Energy Development'...
Nora Yovcheva
Bulgarian GBC
Executive Director. She holds a Master degree in Architecture from UACEG, Sofia-Bulgaria and Master degree in Economics and Facilities Management from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She has 6 years professional experience as an architect and 4 years as a facility manager....
Antoaneta Popovska
Sustainable Energy Development Agency
Electrical engineer, graduated from Sofia Technical University. At present she is on Chief Expert position in Energy Efficiency Control Department in SEDA and in charge of inspection and control of all activities under Energy Efficiency Law. Before joining SEDA, Antoaneta used to work for IP “Isproekt” Ltd, where she was...
Martin Zaimov
Joint European Support for Sustainable Investments in City Areas (JESSICA)
Executive Director...
Marina Georgieva
Bulgarian GBC
Programme coordinator and communications manager. Marina has a Bachelor degree in Civil and environmental engineering and a Masters in Sustainability and consultancy from University of Leeds, UK. She is also professionally accredited as a Practitioner by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, England. ...
Elitsa Panayotova
"Sofia Tech Park" JSC
Executive Director of "Sofia Tech Park" JSC. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from UACEG, Sofia-Bulgaria and a second Master degree in Urban planning and housing policy from the University of Lincoln, UK....
Peter Seizov
Consultant on: Greenhouse Gas Inventories; Emission Inventories and air pollution models; Climate strategies and sustainable energy action plans; Environmental data management and analysis....
Kiril Velkovsky
Energy efficiency expert, Koester Lichtplanung DE & BSD Building System Design
Holder of Master degrees in Geophysics. Economy diploma as second background. Post graduate specialization in computer sciences – post graduate specialization. He has acquainted himself with Dr. Helmut Koester and they both set the beginning of a fruitful cooperation in the field of daylight usage in the architecture. During the...
Todor Dimitrov
Dimitar Paskalev
Architectonika Studio
Managing Architect...
Boyko Penev
Xella Bulgaria
Product Manager. Master in Structural Engineering from UACEG, Sofia. Certified Energy Efficiency Expert, DEKRA Certification GmbH, Germany. ...
Stiliyan Ivanov
Bulgarian Construction Chamber
Valeri Leviev
Bulgarian Facility Management Association
Architect with over 20 years of experience in real estate, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), as well as a licensed appraiser in the House of independent evaluators in Bulgaria. Valeri Leviev is a specialist in the field of corporate advisory services, commercial acquisitions and evaluations. He has experience in cross-border...
Petar Tashev
Sofia University, Facilities Magazine, Publics.bg
Petar Tashev is a part-time assistant in the Industrial Economics and Management Department of FEBA, Sofia University. He is a managing partner in publics.bg - the Bulgarian online professional media for development of public services. Petar is also am Editor in chief of Facilities magazine....
Desislava Chalamova
Energeo Ltd.

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