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Green mission prize for sustainable building awarded

6. 3. 2012
HOME fair, the biggest fair in the area of civil engineering in Slovenia and its surroundings, was today officially opened by Mr. Radovan Žerjav, the Minister of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia. The Green Mission prize was also awarded at the opening ceremony. Since the year 2010 this prize has been given by GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre and Wood and Furniture Industry Association at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. 


An expert jury – dr. Marjana Šijanec Zavrl, dr. Manja Kitek Kuzman and dr. Niko Torelli, led by dr. Niko Torelli, made a selection among the eleven registered products on the basis of several parameters. The products were different among themselves. Each of the registered products shows one or the other component which contributes to the effective environmental management. The jury awarded the Green Mission prize to the JUB d.o.o. company for the product JUBIZOL comfort cool: this is an innovative product which solves some technical problems of facade systems. As it is written in the jury's explanation, it certainly is a very up-to-date product, because it importantly contributes to the energy use in buildings. JUB d.o.o. company is a famous Slovenian company which is distinguished for its systemic approach to environmental management. The expert jury awarded the Green Mission prize in the category »other products« to the company Proform d.o.o. for the product Fonaterm granular, made by the producer Fonaterm d.o.o. As it was explained by the expert jury, »Fonaterm granular product is, on a global scale, the first insulation which is made of textile remnants which are produced when tailoring car seats. It represents an example of an effective use of waste of a certain industry in civil engineering. The product is a result of Slovenian knowledge and it has also been patented. «