Zsombor Barta
CEO & President
at Spacefor & Hungary Green Building Council

Spacefor & Hungary Green Building Council
Private company


Expert in:

Policy Society Environment Water Processes Construction

More about this expert:

I am the Director of Sustainability of an Hungarian Engineering & Consultancy company. I am the co-founder and the CEO of the SPACEFOR Ltd, a company with focus on sustainability, environmental consultancy, smart city, innovation, and real estate advisory and (architectural) planning services. Further, I am the current President of the Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC) and I am also Trustee at the UK based BADUR Foundation and manage projects in Laos, South-East Asia and in Hungary. I am member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Hungary (RICS) and the Hungarian Geographical Society. I have regular presentations at sustainability & green building related conferences and university courses. I am accredited BREEAM International Assessor, BIU Auditor and BREEAM AP. As Head of Sustainability & Legacy of Budapest 2024, the Olympic bidding company, my principal role was the Management and the Practice Lead of the bid’s overall sustainability and legacy team. I was leading complex holistic sustainability and legacy related topics and projects, bridging the governmental, municipal and public sectors, to elaborate and develop innovative and future proof sustainability projects and initiatives (Smart City, Circular Economy, Green Procurement, Sustainability Impact Assessment, Accessibility Strategy, Legacy concepts & business plans, etc.). Further, I was also the co-author of the Smart Budapest Vision, the smart city concept of the Hungarian capital. Previously I was working for the international environmental consultancy company ERM as senior consultant, project director and manager, with projects all over Europe and Asia (EDDA and green building services). I certified the first BREEAM projects in Seoul, South Korea, in Croatia and Serbia as well (BREEAM Awards winner in 2015 & 2017). After ERM I was developing the Central European Sentient Group's (real estate and engineering consultancy company) Sustainability Department as Director for Sustainability. Fields of Competence Team / Department leadership & management Sustainability practise lead Project Management & Project Director, Teaching Activity Smart City and sustainability innovation in Real Estate Projects Mergers & Acquisition Project Management Soil and Groundwater Investigation & Sampling Environmental Permitting Asbestos Surveying (AHERA) Green Building rating systems (BREEAM & LEED) Architectural Environmental Design Charity & non-profit work, Jury activity Languages Hungarian (native speaker) German (native speaker) English (University of Cambridge First Certificate) Spanish (EU Framework of Reference Level ‘A’) Publications & awards BREEAM Awards winner 2017 (Country First Award, Serbia) BREEAM Awards winner 2015 (Country First Award, South Korea) ERM Global Collaboration Award 2012 Co-author of the Smart Budapest, Smart City Vision (2017) Baross, Pal & Zsombor, Barta (2010): Terjed a zöldépítészet (Green construction becomes popular), Üzleti ingatlan évkönyv 2010, Világgazdaság Barta, Zsombor & Kovacsy, Dora (2010): Környezettudatos épületminősítési programokról röviden (Short introduction about the green building certification schemes), Metszet, 2010/1