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Published on October 12, 2007

Author: Irvette


Russia:  Russia Elena S. Kosheleva Bondareva, LEED AP Country overview:  Country overview Population: 143,782,338 Population growth rate: -0.45% GDP per capita: Purchasing Power Parity - $8,900 GDP real growth rate: 7.3% GDP composition by sector: Agriculture – 5.2% Industry – 35.1% Services – 59.8% Area size: Total – 17,075,200 sq km Land – 16,995,800 sq km Water – 79,400 sq km Climate: ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast Environmental issues: air pollution from heavy industry, emissions of coal-fired electric plants, and transportation in major cities; industrial, municipal, and agricultural pollution of inland waterways and seacoasts; deforestation; soil erosion; soil contamination from improper application of agricultural chemicals; scattered areas of sometimes intense radioactive contamination; groundwater contamination from toxic waste; urban solid waste management; abandoned stocks of obsolete pesticides Environmental international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Wetlands, Whaling signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol About the opportunity:  About the opportunity Level of Awareness Medium-Low Number of staff 0 Gross annual income N/A Annual membership income N/A Who should be involved?:  Who should be involved? Scientists and Academia NGO’s Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers, Homebuilders Developers and Planners Contractors Product Manufacturers Regional and Municipal Governments Lawyers and Financial Institutions Proposed mission statement:  Proposed mission statement To foster national sustainability through promoting context-driven building that achieves synergy between economic, social and environmental interests of the global community. Council incorporation status:  Council incorporation status A non-profit, non-governmental organization National leadership and regional management Diverse membership of organizations Consensus-driven Committee-based product development Proposed process for establishment:  Proposed process for establishment Networking Open roundtable discussions with industry Emergence and commitment of leadership team Formulation of mission, goals and strategies Acquiring initial financing Official registration Activities to get membership:  Activities to get membership Personal networking, snow-ball recruitment Participation in industry trade shows, exhibit halls and conferences Publications in professional journals Participation in public comment process and municipal round table debates Rating tool strategy:  Rating tool strategy Technical feasibility: Availability of expertise Availability of materials Availability of technology Bioregional diversity Market health Administrative feasibility: Reliability of documentation Reputation of third-party certification Cultural compatibility: Degree of national frugality Land ethic Maturity of market ethic National literacy National trust of government National value of collectiveness Perceptions of outside world Regard for law Social diversity of region Social ethic Value of national ownership Political feasibility: Basic level of national wealth Business value of “green” Coherence of national jurisdictions Cross-boarder exchange Degree of social organization Desire to attract foreign involvement Economic diversity of region Enforcement of environmental laws and regulations Environmental awareness Fair playing field Global trade competition Industry integration International PR Intra-industry cooperation Level of social stability Maturity of financial insitutions Per capita resource availability Population dynamics Presence of environmental laws and regulations Presence of government subsidies for green building Prevalence of ecological crisis Role of government Stigma towards green building Rating tool strategy:  Rating tool strategy Officially Russian yet based on Western product Bioregionally adaptable Non-prescriptive Socially relevant LEED-ND, LEED-CS, LEED-CI, LEED-EB Capacity for documentation validation Challenges over the last year:  Challenges over the last year Assessment of industry Stated vs. actual reality Short-sightedness of national thinking Lawless, subservient, risk-avoiding people within a volatile economy Major milestones of last year:  Major milestones of last year Housing Policy Act reform launched Mandatory ecological assessment for all projects Thesis: Evaluating LEED-CI for the Russian context Exposing context-specific premises of LEED® Deconstructing international experience of LEED® Determining extrinsic impediments to LEED® in Russia Proposing characteristics of LEED-RF Establishment of eco-village Opportunities:  Opportunities Legislation: Strategy of Russia’s transition to sustainable development Ratification of Kyoto protocol Ecological doctrine of the Russian Federation Energy Efficiency Policy Act of 2003 Governance: Grave environmental and societal pressures Aging building stock and construction boom City planning tradition Councils of Home Owners Opportunities:  Opportunities Civil organizations: Earned trust High level of expertise Business: Increasing demand for voluntary certification Prospect of WTO Movement towards corporate social responsibility Individual: Collective, frugal, literate people with high land ethic The future….:  The future…. Deliverables: Website and e-mail support Green building conferences Training workshops Professional accreditation National rating system Reference manual Long-term efforts: Periodical/newsletter Lobbying Public education Sponsorship

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