Here are some of the topic that will be discussed at the forum:

  • How following a sustainable approach does not need to cost more and can even increase profitability
  • Improved internal environment for better life, health, increased productivity, lower communal and energy costs
  • ‘Greening’ Public procurement – in the view of industry what is working and what could be improved
  • Collecting suggestions, ideas on the planning and building law 
  • Improving the lifecycle of local projects, developments and buildings


A more detailed program:

Quality and Sustainability Forum 2014- Program


  Quality- Certification, operation, improvement, owners, internal environment


Time Dual language theatre (translated Estonian and English) Estonian language theatre
  Parallel sessions
9.00-9.30 Introduction to the Conference
9.30-9.40 Leaders in Estonia- Green Building Professional Awards
9.50-10.30 Investing in Sustainable buildings and energy, benefits and costs
Financing quality and sustainable projects
Sustainable and cost efficient development
  • reducing resource usage
  • effective modeling and financial decisions
  • what are buyers/investors/market looking for?
  • attracting new investment to Estonia

Speakers: Marko Juhokas; Citycon: Presentation

Hadley Barrett, CEO Oxford Sustainable

Practice in the Baltics: examples from developers Hanner, Capital Mill, Linstow, Ülemiste

Introducing principles of sustainable planning.

- Overview about the results of analyzing Ränilinn district (in Tartu) comprehensive plans accordance to LEED and BREEAM certificates;

-Solution for making planning more sustainable and effective.

- Sustainable Urban Mobility

Speakers: Lauri Lihtmaa, Eesti Maaülikool;

Heikki Kalle, Hendrikson & Ko: Presentation



Life Cycle Costing – useful tool for saving costs and making correct investment decision or a waste of time?

Sustainable case studies in the Nordics

Speaker: Kimmo Liljeström, NCC: Presentation

New environmental legistlation coming soon from the EU

Overview of relevant regulation in Estonia and its impact on buildingsPractical and feasable energy sufficency in Estonia- relevant legistlation today and in the future.

Speakers: Britta Pärk, Sorainen: Presentation

Ando Leppiman, Ministry of Economic Affairs: Presentation


Real costs of Developing Sustainability and Benefits of Certification in Estonia

  • practial examples of costs, developments and certifications in Estonia, Adamsoni residential, Ulemiste Centre
  • The Estonian situation with Breeam, NQS Eesti/ EVS LifeCycle
  • The Accredited Professional role

Speakers: Andres Ütt, M&P: Presentation

Hadley Barrett, Oxford Sustainable;

Reijo Kerdmann, Construction Engineer: Presentation

Ecodesign concept for buildings listing potential benefits


Speaker: Tarmo Täht, Christiainsen Consulting: Presentation

12.30-13.15 Lunch

Improving the working and living environment in buildings
Higher productivity, longer life, healthier situation, more comfort

Breeam communities, examples from Sweden

Improving new and existing buildings- Practical case studies in Estonia – Breeam In-Use for the Estonian National Library and Estonian National Opera House, experience so far.

Speakers: Harri Moora– SEI Tallinn: Presentation

Charlotta Faith Ell, WSP: Presentation

Hadley Barrett, Oxford Sustainable

(Green) Public Producrement- current state and future plans

Indroduction + Expert panel



Speakers: Liisi Liivlaid, Ministry of Environment: Presentation

Expert panel: Liisi Liivlaid, Ministry of Enivronment; Raul Järg, Centre of Architecture; Tarmo Täht, Christainsen Consulting; Veiko Vaske, Sorainen


Building owners and Operators – is your building operating effectively?

  • Achieve lower communal costs
  • Win more tenants
  • Reduce maintenance and repair costs
  • Sustainable systems allow better measurement, optimisation and thus higher profits
  • Learning by doing Breeam implementation
  • Examples of feasibility estimation tools

Speakers: Andis Kublacovs- Linstow: Presentation

Juhan Ruut, Edecon: Presentation

Building and Planning Act (and environmental law/ EIA)
Debate, expert opinion, discussion, audience participation, expert panel, introductory talks


Speakers and introduction: Sandra Mikli, Ministry of Justice: Presentation

Kaie Enno, Estonian Association of Spatial Planners: Presentation

Expert panel:  Kaie Enno, Estonian Association of Spatial Planners; Heikki Kalle, Hendrikson & Ko; Sandra Mikli; Ministry of Justice


Sustainable renovation of existing properties


Speaker: Tarmo A. Elvisto, Information Centre for Sustainable Renovation: Presentation

16.30-17.00 Closing discussion
17.00-17.05 GBC close