We are committed to creating inclusive neighbourhoods
Ēkubirojs rethinks cities. We advocate for evidence based-policy and develop projects that connect people, drive local economies, and lower CO2 emissions.
As an NGO, we are committed to rejuvenate urban infrastructure and its social fabric. Our One-Stop-Shop aims to impact where it really matters – our homes – delivering long-term Guaranteed Safety, Health and Comfort.
A new approach is needed that brings all stakeholders together. We offer a design approach that considers the wellbeing of our planet as a whole while maximizing stakeholder engagement to deliver results to our communities.
The Family-Friendly Workplace program is an initiative that the Latvian Ministry of Health launched in 2004 to pay special tribute to family-friendly employers with the aim of strengthening family values in society and promoting good practice in providing family-friendly goods and services, as well as creating a family-friendly work environment. The program currently brings together 112 family-friendly employers! In the first quarter of 2022, Ēkubirojs, together with another 37 companies and organizations from various sectors, joined the movement and obtained the status of “Family-friendly workplace”.
Diversity is power
Ēkubirojs is a member of the “Dažādība ir spēks” (Diversity is power) movement. The goal of the movement is to join employers in Latvia, that support diversity in their workplace by seeing it as a resource, opportunity, and benefit.
Why is it important?
The most visible benefits of implementing work initiatives:
- higher employee loyalty;
- lower staff turnover and associated costs;
- greater employee interest and productivity;
- in the long run, a better employer reputation and easier recruitment.
The implementation of such an approach also has indirect but important consequences for society, as it benefits all parties involved – workers’ children, parents, employers and society as a whole.
We are located in Latvia, but we operate all over Europe by participating in EU-funded projects and by offering our consulting and facilitation services across the EU.
In Latvia, there are over 50 million sq. meters of residential buildings. Many of these buildings were built during the Soviet Era and are rapidly deteriorating, representing a danger for their residents and the wider community.
A deteriorating building means:
In Europe, we are facing a social and environmental dilemma of the grandest scale
As we continue to spend more and more time in urban centers, we live in buildings that are actually detrimental to our physical and mental health, while our activities and consumption of energy in these buildings only add to increased CO2 emissions, impacting our environment. In Latvia, there are over 50 million sq. meters of residential buildings. Many of these buildings were built during the Soviet Era and are rapidly deteriorating, representing a danger for their residents and the wider community.
Ekubirojs was established in 2012 to promote Energy Efficiency and green investment in the Baltics and eastern Europe, leveraging the tremendous energy saving opportunities in Soviet Era buildings. Ever since, we have been working with the public and private sector as well as citizens, and our scope has expanded with each new partnership.
To tackle this European-wide issue of societal and environmental breakdown, we facilitate dEEp renovation of buildings (core renovation + energy efficiency refurbishment). Renovating our European building stock by adhering to both health and environmental guidelines will meet residents’ needs as well as reduce CO2 emissions on a large scale. To reach both goals, we promote and facilitate the dEEp renovation process of buildings paid back through energy savings. This represents an affordable solution for building renovations with guaranteed results. Through this process, we are able to offer a reduced total carbon footprint of the building and by creating/developing, we also reduce Latvia’s carbon footprint.
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