How can I support you?

Assuming I would want to, of course

Sponsorship

We are an NGO and that’s how we survive. To view the presentation document, thresholds and benefits, click here. If you want to get in touch with us, write us at anamaria.ghita@efden.org or call +40 733 287 558.

Donations

Directly in the accounts RO55RNCB0090137869960001 (RON) or RO28RNCB0090137869960002 (EUR), open at BCR under the name Asociația Solar Decatlon București.

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8 reasons for you to get involved

We are representing Romania

We are competing in the most important international solar-house competition, Solar Decathlon alongside 15 teams from 12 countries.

We are working for 2 years, there’s a little bit left

From 2016 until now we designed, collected around 80% of the needed funds and built a sustainable home. We only have one more challenge.

We are 45 young optimists

Students and fresh graduates from 10 faculties, we are organized in 10 departments and work in interdisciplinary teams. We are an NGO.

We need better housing

We spend 50% of our time indoors, at an european level buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of the CO2 emissions.

Practice and theory working together

We are changing the way we educate the new generation through a practical approach to problems. That is the only way we can be prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Opportunities for the youth, in Romania

More and more young people leave Romania to perform abroad, we want to show that we can do extraordinary things here in Romania as well.

Climate change is real

The planet is warming up due to the impact people have, we need to understand why this happens and what everyone can do better.

Energy concerns us all

We need to consume energy more efficiently and produce it locally from renewable sources. Technology exists, we just need to implement it.

One last challenge to pass

We have secured 85% of the amount by involving more than 100 companies that have made this project possible.

We last needed 300,000 Euro to take it to the end, to transport the team and the house to Dubai, to compete and then return to Romania.

1.1 million Euro

WE ALREADY SECURED. MOST OF THIS VALUE REPRESENTS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR THE 2 YEARS OF DESIGN AND BUILD.

150.000 euro

NEEDED FOR THE TRANSPORT, ACCOMODATION AND FOOD OF OUR COLLEAGUES FOR 45 DAYS - ASSEMBLY, COMPETITION, DISASSEMBLY

120.000 euro

ARE THE COSTS FOR TRANSPORTING AND REBUILDING THE HOUSE IN DUBAI. IT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION SITE COSTS, CRANE, MACHINERY...

30.000 euro

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS, MONEY FOR DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITY

Thank you! We only need 129.000 Euro.

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On what directions EFdeN acts

Where do we focus our efforts

EDUCATION

By 2030, 47% of jobs will disappear according to a Oxford study, all that is repetitive or automated. Moreover, a Dell analysis tells us that 85% of the jobs in 2030 have not yet been invented. We develop the necessary skills for the near future.

YOUTH

After Syria, Romania is the second country in the world among those who lost most of the population because of migration. According to the UN, in the last 10 years 3 million Romanians have settled abroad. The trend is accelerating among young people. We want to offer opportunities in Romania.

TECHNOLOGY

The construction industry is one of the last industries in which technology has not yet had a disruptive impact this century. In the context of a background of obsolete buildings in Romania and of technological evolution, we need to develop the skills and context to build the new generation of buildings.

ENERGY

Buildings consume 40% of energy in the European Union and most of the energy is produced from pollutant fuels. We encourage local production of solar energy and change laws in this regard.

HEALTH

We spend 50% of our time at home, and that strongly affects our health, productivity and happiness. We are trying to solve the ``sick building syndrome`` (SBS), identified in 1984 by the World Health Organization.

ENVIRONMENT

Buildings at EU level account for 36% of CO2 emissions. Moreover, the materials used are toxic to the environment and occupants. We need to generate less waste, reuse more and recycle selectively.

EFdeN Signature house

A house designed and built by romanian students. With their own hands.