AMBASSADORS

We believe that only by joint effort we can create a low-carbon society.






Miha Valentinčič Director of Innovative Business Models and Digitization, Petrol d.d.

"One of the paths to a low-carbon society is sustainable construction. Building according to sustainability criteria means using materials with identifiable and milder carbon footprint. These criteria in the choice of building materials and solutions are not yet predominant. A lot of awareness is needed. The modes are different, they must be constant, argued and they need to come from various stakeholders who accelerate, facilitate and lead sustainable construction to standardized solutions. There is still a long way to go. In Knauf Insulation, we educate different target groups and share our own experiences from the education center which we built by ourselves, according to the criteria of sustainable construction."

Barbara Hafner Head of Marketing & PR for the region, Knauf Insulation d.o.o.

"We should be aware that our every step or action has an impact on something else. This also applies to buildings that mostly require artificial lighting for their use or use energy for artificial ventilation systems. It is therefore important that buildings are constructed in such a way that sufficient natural light is provided in them, to prevent overheating in the summer months and allow for the most natural ventilation, etc. We will only be able to achieve low-carbon state when housing comfort is linked to energy efficiency and health, in short, the solution of the challenges of today's society requires an integrated approach."


Katja Ličen Pajenk Marketing Manager, Velux Slovenia d.o.o.

"For the transition to a modern energy future, we need 100% renewable energy from water, wind and the sun. We need 100% electric mobility and energy storage. We also need 1000 quick-charging stations for charging electric vehicles. "


Marko Femc Director Plan-net solar d.o.o.

"The transition to a low-carbon society is inevitable. There are many unknowns before us, but we do not have the courage to take advantage of those options that are already available to us today. By using advanced technologies that BIM (Building Information Modeling) offers in the design, construction, management and maintenance of buildings, the low carbon company is definitely easier to obtain!"

Jernej in Brigita Gartner Gartner Arhitekti d.o.o.

"The transition to a low-carbon society is a major challenge for the whole energy sector. Successful transformation requires a lot of innovation, new business models and cooperation between energy systems (electrical, gas and district heating). I think that in this regard the most important will be the people, their creativity and commitment. We summarized and discussed the key factors of the transition in the Slovenian Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) in the Manifesto of Energy Economics."


Sarah Jezernik President of the IO of the Slovenian Energy Efficiency Association

"In the recent years, the concept of sustainable development has become an integral part of the agenda of many companies. Leaders are increasingly aware that for long-term growth, business performance must be tuned with environmental and social responsibility. It needs to be innovative and open to the benefits of new technologies. In BTC, we follow the principle that our company gives more back to the environment than it takes from it. In this spirit, we systematically carry out a number of projects and activities that drive our way into a low-carbon society."

Miha Mermal Chief Marketing and Sustainability Officer BTC d.d.

"The values of the LAPP international company are family, customer satisfaction, innovation and performance. Our social responsibility is based on the environment and health. We try to ensure that our products are safe and that they do not contain substances that would be hazardous to the environment and humans. In the production cycle, we strive to make economical use of raw materials and energy, and we also use recycled materials, reduce emissions, minimize waste. We use renewable energy sources, we are energy-efficient and energy-independent. We are proud of the green future and as a global company we are working for a low-carbon society."

Simon Vrbnjak ​ Manager ROBOTICS Application Engineer LAPP Slovenija

"At the BMW Group, we believe that the best way to predict the future is by creating it yourself. By establishing the BMW i sub-brand which joins the electric cars of the BMW brand, already in 2011, we announced the revolution in the mobility of the future. Electric mobility and a carbonless future are key elements of our corporate strategy that continues to consolidate the position and reputation of BMW Group. The strategy for the future is based on the electrification of as many models as possible, in order to be able to offer by 2025 as many as 25 fully electric and hybrid vehicles worldwide."

Uroš Dolenc BMW i and MINI Manager
"Sustainable development, responsibility to the environment and society are just some of the values that we follow in Termo Shop d.o.o. We are aware that the process of transition to a low-carbon society is time-consuming and demanding. With complete energy renewal and the use of renewable energy sources, this works perfectly for us. Despite the fact that we have already met the set goals, we have no intention of stopping. In the company, we are already planning how to replace existing vehicles with electric ones, and thus take a step further."
Danijel Vuk Assistant to the CEO of Termoshop d.o.o. and COO Termo shop d.o.o.
Iztok Kamenski Head of JUB Academy and President of UE GBC Slovenia

"We can become a low-carbon society by a shift in our thoughts and values. Both companies and individuals need to understand that our actions have a significant environmental impact and respond appropriately. We can make improvements in different areas - reducing energy consumption and thus carbon emissions to large industrial energy consumers, for example schools in small towns and residential buildings. We will succeed in this by collective efforts to improve energy efficiency, investment in renewable energy, recycling, abandoning traditional models, and directing towards circular economy."

Luka Komazec Director Resalta d.o.o.

"In the past four years, LOTRIČ Meroslovje has significantly reduced its own energy consumption and, consequently, achieved a lower environmental burden, through innovation. With our services and products, our customers are able to use accurate and reliable measurements to control the basic processes and their impact on the environment."

Marko Lotrič Managing Director of LOTRIČ Metrology

"Petrol has set a sustainable strategy as the cornerstone of its business model. With this, it has become one of the main energy companies in Slovenia and in the countries of SE Europe, which takes an active role in increasing the energy independence, efficiency and share of renewable energy sources. The transition to a circular economy is an opportunity for greater material efficiency and for the opening up of new green jobs. We are committed to reducing the use of primary raw materials, separating waste at the source and generating as clean fractions as possible, increasing material recovery and energy utilization of waste."

Dr. Marta Svoljšak Jerman Area Manager Sustainable development Petrol d.d.

"We are aware of the treasures offered by nature. Thus, in LOTRIČ Meroslovje we use "blue energy" - electricity generated from environmentally friendly, renewable sources. It is produced in hydroelectric power plants of Slovenian rivers, while its production does not use valuable fossil fuels. This is necessary to ensure that the beauty of green Slovenia will also be enjoyed by our descendants. "

Urška Habjan Director of Sales and Marketing at LOTRIČ Metrology
Donna Dreisiebner Project Coordinator, Student of Architecture

"We can contribute to raising the quality and health of our living environment, both as individuals and as companies, by joining through synergies in a strong partner platform that gradually achieves a higher standard of low carbon society. I advocate the vision of a boutique creator of modern concepts of energy efficiency, which is being implemented in Petrol d. d. Creations of sustainable construction and environmentally-friendly green energy solutions and e-mobility infrastructure require individual approaches. The challenges we face can be solved only by creative individuals with professional skills, innovative business models and advanced thinking."

Dejan Cepič Head of Energy Solutions for Business Users, Petrol d.d.
"A low-carbon society is a result of the awareness and effort of every individual and every organization. In BTC, we are responding to environmental challenges by investing in infrastructure, implementing advanced technologies, raising awareness among stakeholders and numerous other measures, for example through efficient water and energy use, the use of renewable energy sources and the promotion of sustainable mobility. This improves the quality of life and contributes to reducing the carbon footprint."
Marko Žehelj Assistant to the Management and Director of the Investment, Maintenance and Energy Sector, BTC, d. d.

"The transition to a low-carbon society is a long and demanding process. We need to be aware that this is a key step if we want to ensure sustainable development and a better living environment and comfort in the future. The change in our thinking is necessary so that with the tiny steps of individuals we can significantly contribute to the spread of the awareness-raising cycle, and thus systematically and consistently build on the recognition of the importance of a low-carbon society, also by including the education system. When investing and refurbishing, we should always pursue the goals of sustainable solutions for energy supply, where all solutions are implemented that are sensible, environmentally oriented and economically interesting. These solutions are not universal, however, they need to be created according to the wishes and needs of each client."

Boštjan Štruc Head of Energy Solutions for Home and Business Users, Petrol d.d.

"Renewable energy sources are key to the long-term decarbonization of the energy system. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Petrol is achieved by introducing wind, solar, aquatic and geothermal energy, as well as by introducing solutions for lower energy consumption in transport, cities and industry. As a society, we can also achieve major savings in the segment of heating and cooling of buildings."

Mag. Rok Vodnik Member of the Management Board of Petrol d. d., President of the Council of the CER Institution

"Life brings great changes in everyday living, which we are not even aware at a given moment. It is therefore necessary for everyone to start thinking more seriously about how to incorporate sustainable principles into day-to-day activities. JUB is one of the producers of building materials that have a responsible attitude towards the environment, by implementing rational use of raw materials and energy, the use of renewable energy sources, and other sustainable principles that have been included in all areas of their operation even before this has become modern or prescribed."


Željko Kovačevič Director of JUB d. o. o.
"At Knauf Insulation, we are working in two ways to obtain low-carbon status. We are developing intense breakthrough innovations in the direction of reducing carbon footprint in production (gas technology has replaced coke, while ECOSE technology replaced phenol formaldehyde raisin) and we use waste energy. In addition, we produce products - insulation - which significantly contribute to the lower pollution of the environment. Well-insulated buildings consume significantly less energy for heating or cooling and produce less pollution. Buildings in Europe consume more than 40% of all energy for their operation, therefore they have exceptional potentials for reducing carbon footprint by means of insulation."
Darko Bevk Commercial Director at Knauf Insulation d. o. o.
"In the Slovenijales Group, the largest Green-tech business group, we are aware of the importance of sustainable development, and we therefore cultivate awareness of nature and living cultural heritage. Our added value and long-lasting satisfaction are created by our masters with their responsible behavior, modern technologies and quality processing of certified timber. We maintain the tradition on the basis of more than 100 years of history, while at the same time our innovative system of building energy-saving complex low-energy smart buildings of the Jelovica brand ranks us among the leading European manufacturers of such buildings."
Gregor Benčina Director of Slovenijales d. o. o., Vice-President of the Council of the CER Institution
"The mission of Porsche Slovenia is nothing less than superior mobility. As the largest Slovenian importer of passenger cars, which supplies up to one third of all new vehicles in Slovenia, we are aware of our social responsibility, which stems from such a strong market position. Therefore, by actively working in the CER we are creating the conditions that will enable Slovenia to move into a sustainable society and ensure energy independence, a clean and healthy environment and a high quality of life for all of us."
dr. Slavko Ažman Head of business management Porsche Slovenija d.o.o.
"The transition to a low-carbon society is associated with rapid changes and challenges in the field of electricity. Therefore, ELES is investing heavily in R&D, and we are now looking for answers to questions about the functioning of the electric power system in the future. However, only adaptation of the electric power system will not suffice. Individuals, as consumers of electricity, will also need to adapt, as our role in the future will be much more active than it is today."
Uroš Podgoršek Market Relations Specialist ELES d.o.o.
"A low-carbon future is something that we in the Termo Shop d. o. o. company are striving for since 2008 when we moved to new business premises. Since we are aware of social responsibility, we have strategically and systematically implemented the measures that have taken us to the target plane - today, as much as 93% of our energy needs are covered by our own renewable energy sources. In order to achieve this, it was necessary to carry out a number of measures, but above all, it was necessary to change the mindset."
Jure Šacer Director Termo Shop d.o.o.