Meeting with the German Deputy Minister of Education and Research Thomas Rachel

A meeting held on July 19, 2018 at our office with the German Deputy Minister of Education and Research Thomas Rachel in the framework of the # GRÆDUCATION project on Lack of Specialized Personnel, Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises and the ways in which Greek and German Governments Can Support Greek Business was concluded with great success

We warmly thank all the participants for their visit and the constructive discussion that has taken place.

ICON and GRAEDUCATION Collaboration for Managing Innovation and Developing Vocational Education.

An important pillar of the #GRÆDUCATION project is the collaboration with Greek companies for the management of innovation and the development of Vocational Education and Training.

#ICONGROUP, supports all the activities of the # GRÆDUCATION project, while in cooperation with the Munster Chamber of Commerce Training Center, implements pilot training to develop new skills in the field of sustainable cooling and air conditioning.

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Participation in the Workshop “More than Green – DGNB The Holistic Certification System for Sustainable Buildings”

Within the framework of the report Building Green Expo and DOMOTEC 2017, SBC Greece is organizing a workshop on METROPOLITAN EXPO on April 8th to present the DGNB system for the certification of Sustainable Buildings and Urban Areas.

The conference will be opened by Pantelis Levantis, President of SBC Greece, with a greeting and presenting SBC Greece and the importance of international co-operations.

Subsequently, in a diverse panel, Dr. Lemaitre Christine, Managing Director at DGNB German Sustainable Building Council and Dimitrios Managoudis, Member of the International Board DGNB and DGNB Consultant, Director of SBC Greece and SBC Greece’s Head of Cooperation with DGNB German Sustainable Building Council, will approach the subject of the workshop “More than Green – DGNB The Holistic Certification System for Sustainable Buildings” from the perspective of Germany and Greece, respectively.

Συμμετοχή στην Ημερίδα “More than Green – DGNB The Holistic Certification System for Sustainable Buildings

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Modern boilers for economy

According to the instructions 2009/125 / EC on “Eco-Design”, the instruction 2010/30 / EU on “Energy Labeling” and the EU Regulations 811, 812 813, 814/2013, of the European Commission, determined Eco-design and energy labeling of energy-using products. This was done simultaneously across the EU. And has been applied since 1/08/2015 by replacing the built-in circulators of the appliances with the corresponding high energy efficiency circulators and has been applied since 26/09/2015 for heating and hot water production products.

The main reason for applying of the ErP “Energy Related Products”, is climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions and other gases responsible for climate change. With the applying of the Kyoto Protocol specific objectives were set to reduce CO2 emissions, promote RES and energy savings. Just two months later, the 27 Heads of State and Government committed themselves to these goals, known as 20-20-20 targets. The main purpose of the instruction is to make it simpler to choose the most energy-efficient product so that CO2 emissions are reduced and energy costs reduced.

Participation in the Global Sustainable Tourism Council European Regional Meeting

On November 23-24, 2016, the GSTC European Regional Meeting was held in Athens with over 200 participants from 16 countries, including the Icon Group.

The event offered a rare opportunity for an exchange of views on the issues of the event:

  • Sustainability standards and  projects for European tourism
  • European Best Practices for sustainable management of destinations and businesses
  • Marketing Sustainable Tourism in European destinations
  • Applying standards and certifications to destinations and businesses.


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