DR. ARCH. RUXANDRA CRUTESCU
Assoc.Prof. at the Faculty of Architecture, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania
2013 - Trophy " Social & Economic Innovator"
Ruxandra Crutescu is associate professor doctor architect at the Faculty of Architecture in “Spiru Haret” University, Bucharest, Romania (Europe).Her activity consists in giving lectures and teaching architectural design based on energy efficiency of the buildings by the intelligent and efficient use of the energy from renewables sources. Since 2009, Ruxandra Crutescu holds a PhD in Architecture from “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture, Bucharest. Between 2008-2013, she led the Research-Development-Innovation Department at Passivhaus EcoArchitect, Bragadiru, whose founder she is. Her contribution to the scientific activity consists of more than 80 articles , published in scientific magazines or by the occasion of national /international scientific conferences and several books. The main subjects were the ecological architecture, the sustainable development in architectural matters, the use of renewable energies in buildings and urban sites, in order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and protect the nature. Her activity is oriented towards the design and construction of energetically efficient buildings, ecological and non-polluting, respecting the passive, zero energy and plus energy building- standards. Member of Romanian Order of Architects, the Romanian Register of Urbanists and the Romanian Union of Architects, she is involved in the research activity of energy efficient buildings since 1997. Active participant at the life of the Romanian and the international scientific community, she is since 2012, member in the Council of the World Renewable Energy Congress and WRE Network (based in Brighton – Great Britain) and co-chair of the World Renewable Energy Congress Bucharest in 2015. She is also member in steering committees of international congresses WSEAS and WREC. Amongst her design activity’s important results, as project manager, there are the first Romanian passive house, build in 2004, at Burlusi (Arges County), certified by the Passivhaus Institute Dr Feisst, Darmstadt, Germany and the first romanian passive office-building (2500sqm), build in 2007, in Bragadiru city (Ilfov County), which belongs now to the Romanian Arcon -Amvic company. Dr. arch. Ruxandra Crutescu has a continuous and sustained activity, with an experience of more than 33 years in the architectural design and research in the field of buildings and ecological architecture. She is also an authorized energy auditor for buildings, authorized in EU thermographer for buildings, authorized designer for passive buildings, having planned and risen (together with her design team) more than 3.500 buildings (family houses, kindergartens, schools, city halls, office-buildings, etc). All the buildings that she designed are based on nearly zero energy /bioclimatic concepts of the actual architecture. One of the main achievements of her activity is implementing in Romania of a new building system for ecological and energetically efficient buildings: Marc Insulated Concrete Forms, made of Neopor, that are produced at Bragadiru city, Ilfov County, Romania. She organizes annual symposiums and seminars like “Energy Days”, “Green Spot” , „ECO-ARCHITECT” and “Active Green Architects” on similar topics.