March-April 2022: Building Green in Greece

The March/ April issue of Greek Business File is out

This issue of Greek Business File is dedicated to the top construction industry trend of building green. We present:

– investment opportunities

• Andreea Moraru, regional head of Greece and Cyprus at EBRD and George Maltezos, principal banker of Property & Tourism, explain why and how “EBRD is putting money in green Greece”

– market leaders

• Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson, senior partner at Foster + Partners, presents the Marina Tower of Ellinikon, “One of the greenest high-rise buildings in the world”
• Nikos Dimtsas, chief Investment Officer at Dimand SA explains that “Sustainability is the cornerstone of Dimand’s product line”
• Kostas Maltezos, managing director at Coco-Mat Hotels Santorini & Serifos describes how “miners’ houses have turned into eco-friendly hotels: the CocoMat experience”
• Vicky Kaliakou writes about “Going corporate green in Thessaloniki: Lidl, Nike, Eurobank”

– the pioneers

• Theodoros Theodoulidis, rector of University of Western Macedonia, talks about “Life after lignite: The example of the University of Western Macedonia”
• Kay Killmann, managing director of GBCI Europe, describes “LEED certification in Greece: Athens leads; Thessaloniki follows”
• Charalampos Giannikopoulos, managing director and founder of DCarbon explains “ESG Integration: When private sector takes a leading role”
• Fragiskos Levantis, principal of Sustain presents “Oxygen”, the first residential complex in Greece with a BREEAM certification

– the history of green buildings in Greece

• The first BREEAM retail building (AB Vassilopoulos’ Greenstore Stamata) and its accreditation by Ecoveritas
• Margarita Chondrou former special secretary of Environmental & Energy Inspectorate, YPEKA writes about “The long and troubled history of green buildings in Greece”
• Akis Kekridis, executive director at SBC Greece describes how SBC is “ Bringing the green culture in Greece”

We also look into the huge gap between the capital and the rest of the country.

In other departments of this issue:

• Kerin Hope writes about “Honey: The untapped potential of a Greek superfood”
• Dimitrios Pefanis explains how the “First Greek Unicorn Paves Way for Fintechs and Neobanks”
• Antonis Karamalegkos presents “Melina Travlos: History in the making”

In the March/ April issue of GBF, Dr. Georgios Konstantopoulos, president of Greek Exporters Association (SEVE) examines “The cost on Greek exports” of the Ukrainian war

Also, in this issue, GBF continues its tribute to the Greek Diaspora all over the world. George Vailakis writes about “Greeks in Australia: The most vibrant community”.

In the Comments of GBF
• Antonis Papagiannidis says that “We do live in interesting times”
• Nick Papandreou argues that it is “Time to declare a War on Carbon”

Finally, in the Business History department we present:
• the second part of Lefteris Anastasakis’s book on the postwar history of the Greek manufacturing industry
• the tale of “Panagis Vourloumis, the man who built the tourism industry in Greece.



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  • Release date: April 2022 / No 136
  • Publisher: economia Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 84
  • ISBN: 1109 1592 04
  • Cover type: Soft Cover
  • Managing Editor: Antonis D. Papagiannidis