News Article BREEAM Globalworth office Poland portfolio
by Property Forum | Office

Globalworth has completed the process of updating the BREEAM certification of its Polish office buildings. In the first half of this year, another 17 buildings in the company’s office portfolio in the country obtained BREEAM In-Use certificates at the ‘Excellent’ level.

New or upgraded BREEAM In-Use certificates at the ‘Excellent’ level were awarded to the five buildings of the Quattro Business Park complex (A, B, C, D and V) and Rondo Business Park in Kraków, along with Warsaw Trade Tower, Spektrum Tower and Skylight & Lumen in Warsaw, three buildings (A, B and C) of the A4 Business Park and two of the Silesia Star complex in Katowice, as well as Retro Office House and West Link in Wrocław.

"The high level of BREEAM In-Use certification achieved for these 17 buildings in our portfolio is the result of all the hard work of the entire team and our multi-million investment in technical improvements to the buildings, which has significantly increased their attractiveness and competitiveness on the office market," says Artur Apostoł, the Chief Operating Officer at Globalworth Poland.

“Thanks to the continuing enhancement of Globalworth’s properties in Poland, these buildings exemplify the trend for sustainable development and environmental protection, while at the same time representing the creation of comfortable and safe places for the growth of our tenants’ business activities," explains Piotr Zatorski, Portfolio Projects Manager responsible, among other tasks, for green property certification at Globalworth Poland. “This is not the only manifestation of our company’s pro-environmental approach. Earlier this year, all of Globalworth’s 22 properties in Poland started consuming 100% green energy only from renewable sources such as hydro, wind and solar power plants” he adds.

BREEAM In-Use is a multi-criteria certification system devised for existing buildings that remains valid for a minimum period of two years. The certificate assesses both the pro-environmental solutions used in the building and the effectiveness of the facility management. The quality of the internal environment, the energy efficiency, the availability of public transport, the construction materials used, the building operation management and the water and waste management are all taken into account.