This year’s edition of the BMS project has been covered by the substantive patronage of the following organizations:
Klaster Wspólnota Wiedzy i Informacji w Zakresie Technik Informacyjnych i Komunikacyjnych
The main objective of the cluster “Knowledge and Innovation Community for Information and Communication Technologies” is to establish a common cooperation platform for innovative Polish and European IT & ICT Companies, institutions using IT as well as local governmental bodies and Colleges & Universities and specialized higher education institutions.
The main objective of Partners is to effectively use the competence of cluster members and their research & development capabilities, through joint development and implementation of innovative IT and ICT projects as well as joint application for funds for their execution. The foreseen activities also include new technology IT & ICT training of specialists for Companies.
The objectives relate directly to the development and growth of the Polish and European information society
Setting up the Knowledge and Innovation Community Cluster relates directly to the intent to establish in Wrocław, Poland an EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community for Information and Communication Technologies.
Cooperation of Cluster Partners concentrates mainly on improving competitiveness of IT companies and European economy, as well as development and synergy within the “knowledge triangle” – i.e. scientific research, implementations for innovative industry and education.
Experience, innovation and proficiency of Cluster Partners under the Knowledge and Innovation Community for Information and Communication Technologies, fully justify the drive and activities related to the application in the European contest for establishing and organizing the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community.
Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A. (NAPE) -National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE) was established in 1994 with an aim of popularizing efficient and rational energy usage, above all in the building sector, and the principles of sustainable development.
NAPE specializes in energy consulting, energy auditing and certification of buildings. NAPE is one of the few companies in Poland that elaborate energy performance certificates for complex buildings equipped with advanced technical systems and for public buildings. NAPE trains energy auditors, publish textbooks and spreadsheets for the preparation of audits, and issue educational brochures.
NAPE participates in projects co-financed by the European Commission concerned with energy efficiency of buildings, financing modernization of buildings, renewable energy sources implementation, polygeneration, promotion of energy saving, integrated design, and innovative HVAC technologies. NAPE preparet applications for subsidies from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, European Funds, thermomodernization bonuses from the bank. NAPE is also a verifying consultant for the Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility PolSEFF. NAPE also verifies projects financed by the European Investment Bank.
Klaster Zrównoważona Infrastruktura – Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster is a project jointly implemented by entities interested in developing, implementation and commercialization of innovative technologies in the area of construction industry and automation of modern technology. On 27th Jan 2011 cooperation was formalized by signing of the cluster agreement. The Cluster consists of numerous entities specialising in science and business (e.g. Jagiellonian Univeristy, AGH University of Science and Technology, Institute of Advanced Technologies, Krakow Technology Park and a number of private companies from all over Poland). Cluster Sustainable Infrastructure as a co-operational network creates for its members an organizational base, provides funds and infrastructure for the development, implementation and commercialization of innovative products and technologies. Cluster team constantly acquires and distributes Polish and worldwide expertise, popularises the world’s emerging innovations and transfers them to the Polish market of low-energy buildings. Cluster functions also as a platform enabling to establish international cooperation and to exchange information and experience of scientists, architects and designers with installers, contractors and investors interested in low-energy construction and green technologies.
COORDINATOR: The Institute of Consulting Co. (Krakow) is a present leader of the Sustainable Infrastructure Cluster responsible for management, development and creating a network of international cooperation of the cluster. The Institute of Consulting Co is also a Polish leader in trainings specializing in renewable energy sources, alternative heating systems, energy efficiency and passive house design.
Polska Rada Faciliti Management – The Polish Facility Management Council is an association of the most important players on the Polish market of FM services. The organization was created from a grassroots initiative of companies from the industry and the editorial team of the „Real Estate Manager” magazine in 2017. The main goal of PRFM is, above all, consolidation of the industry, and market education in the area of professional provision of facility management services.
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Budowictwa Ekologicznego PLGBC – Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable design, construction and operations in the whole of Poland. PLGBC aims to positively influence the Polish construction industry by promoting and implementing the rule of triple responsibility: environmental, social and economic. They intend to transform the design, construction and operations of buildings in the entire country for the overall benefit of all residents as well as all participants of the construction process.
IFMA – Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.
This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (136 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.
To meet its mission to “advance the professional discipline of facility management worldwide,” on an annual basis IFMA:
Offers professional advancement through credentialing programs and provides a range of educational courses, from entry-level programs to those for highly experienced facility managers.
Produces World Workplace, the world’s largest series of facility management conferences and expositions, and Facility Fusion, a more intimate gathering of FM professionals with powerful networking and a fusion of education, leadership training, best practices and an exposition.
Conducts research that strengthens the knowledge and skills of FM professionals while advancing the FM profession.
Produces industry-leading publications, including magazines, newsletters and blogs, and maintains the Knowledge Library, a robust online collection of resources reviewed by FM content experts.
Is active in on social media via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr, and hosts Engage, an online discussion and document-sharing platform.