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My Activity


  • Webmaster (Jan 2014 – Sep 2014)
  • Building Automation Engineer (Jan 2014 – Sep 2014)

EFdeN is one of the most ambitious NGOs I have ever been part of. It has one major goal: to build an entirely self-sustainable house.

I heard about EFdeN from my wife, who at that time was a student of Ion Mincu University of Architecture, when EFdeN was recruiting students from 3 universities:

  • Technical University of Civil Engineering
  • “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

I attended an interview for the EFdeN team because during that time I was working on my Master Diploma project on the topic of a “smart home” project. At the same time I was working with a great passion on a lot of web platforms as the Head of the IT department of LSE (another NGO in which I played a very active part during my years in university).

So the next step was to just connect the dots and get involved in EFdeN activities. 

During the 9 months as a member of EFdeN contributed with the following:

  • Developing the first version of efden.org, maintaining the NGO’s Ms SharePoint and email accounts
  • Promoting the project to the students of my university
  • Bringing on board old partners from my previous projects in LSE. I was part of multiple meetings between new partners and our PR Manager
  • Bringing on board a technical partner, 360design.ro and worked together to implement a public virtual 3D tour of our house. (Demo Private Virtual Tour)
  • Implementing the BMS (building automation systems) based on a framework created by Schneider Electrics
  • Integrating the BMS with our website and with my own code written for my Master Diploma project

In July 2014 (just 3 days after I presented my Master Diploma project) the whole team moved to France (after sending the house packed in 15* trucks), in Versailles, where the Solar Decathlon Europe contest was organized that year.

Here you can see the photo album I took of our project and other projects developed by other teams. 

You can also check this URL to see an article about this particular edition of the Solar Decathlon Europe contest.

Following the Solar Decathlon experience in Versailles, I participated in IXIA’s annual contest with my Master Diploma project & EFdeN implementation, winning the award of


While working in this NGO I collaborated with amazingly creative and dedicated people. Please reach out to the following team members for further references:


EFdeN is an NGO of students and young professionals who believe in sustainable communities where educated people with a high quality of life live.
What is EFdeN?
Since 2013 EFdeN has been helping students and young professionals find a sense of direction while providing an environment to apply their creative energy through a trial and error process. We have attempted to be at the forefront of everything related to sustainability, from law & policymaking to education and development of our cities.
What started as a singular project 8 years ago for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 competition, is now the only NGO in Romania to develop solar house prototypes for educational and research purposes, along with sustainable products and educational modules.
What are we doing?
After winning 4 awards in the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 competition, EFdeN developed EFdeN Sustainable City in Bucharest to put forward all our previous projects. Now, as finalists in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2021 competition, it has begun another race against the clock to design, build, test, transport, exhibit and fund an innovative solar house entirely developed by students. 

NGO Info

  • Founded 2013
  • Headquarter Bucharest, Romania
  • Domain Sustainability, Green energy
  • Workplace Bucharest, Versaiiles
  • NGO size ~150