by Property Forum | Residential

Romanian developer Genesis Property says that its IMMUNE Building Standard is also covering the residential sector, on top of the office and industrial segments. 


Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI) has certified the world’s first residential property with the IMMUNE Building Standard. One Palace Place, a luxury residential building located in London, UK, and managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the IMMUNE - Strong label, marking the first residential property to receive the distinction. 

One Palace Place comprises 35 private apartments with a 24/7 concierge for residents, alongside a 312-seat theatre, a 120-seat studio, as well as a restaurant and bar open to the wider public. 

“We've come a long way since and we have leveraged relevant expertise in creating healthier built environments where people spend most of their time indoors be it at home or at work. Our track record with this innovative standard and Navana’s visionary approach led to the first IMMUNE certified residential building in the world, paving the way for our post-pandemic homes,” said Liviu Tudor, Founder of Genesis Property and President of the European Property Federation. 

Mark Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Navana Property Group, added that people want reassurance, particularly as we learn to live with Covid-19 and prepare for possible future outbreaks. 

“This is not about creating sterile spaces, but about making sensible design and management changes. IMMUNE certification shows our commitment as a professional property and asset manager to do everything we can to keep our customers healthy and well,” added Fitzgerald. 

Build Green, an independent authorized building assessor and a contributor to the development of the IMMUNE Building Standard, performs the evaluation and recommends a property to become IMMUNE - certified with one of the three labels: Strong (3 stars), Powerful (4 stars) or Resilient (5 stars).