News Article Amazon BREEAM BTS certification green industrial logistics Panattoni Europe Poland sustainability
by Property Forum | Industrial

Panattoni received a BREEAM International New Construction certification with a Very Good rating. The new endorsement was awarded to the developer’s 60,000-square-metre project for Amazon in Okmiany near Bolesławiec. The facility was recognised for its features, including the water system which obtained the highest possible score.

The facility completed in H2 2019 comprises 60,000 sqm of space which was certified with a Very Good rating under the BREEAM International New Construction scheme. The project was evaluated in 10 categories, and in 5 the facility in Bolesławiec scored 70% or more.

The developer implemented an efficient water-saving system, including drinking water, and helped maintain water balance with rainwater harvesting by creating wildflower meadows. Moreover, an advanced energy-saving system was installed and a waste reduction system, allowing for 90 per cent recovery and minimisation of contamination with harmful substances. The facility in Okmiany also features ecological transport solutions. The site provides bus services for commuting employees, electric chargers for environment-friendly vehicles and numerous bicycle amenities. The development process was supervised by ecologists who identified the best biodiversity solutions for the region.

In pursuit of sustainable development, as of 2020, the developer intends to obtain such rating for each of its new projects. The developer’s “green” portfolio in Poland comprises 14 projects with a BREEAM Good rating, 8 projects with a Very Good rating, and two with LEED GOLD and SILVER certification.