Globalworth, the leading office investor in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the leader of the Romanian office market, obtained BREEAM Outstanding accreditation for Globalworth Square, with 99% scoring, placing the building on the 3rd place worldwide.
- BREEAM Outstanding is considered the most rigorous framework for advancing and certifying sustainable development practices in the world.
- Globalworth Square received excellent recognition for Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land Use and Ecology, Pollution and Management.
- Globalworth Square is the most technologically advanced office building in the Globalworth portfolio.
- The certifying process has been implemented together with BuildGreen, one of the most active consultants in the field of sustainable development, with an expertise that covers over 17 European countries.
“It is an honour to announce that Globalworth Square obtained BREEAM Outstanding accreditation reaching the score of 99% - not just the highest score achieved by an office building in Romania, but the 3rd highest in the world. I would like to thank the entire team involved in the development and the certification process, who pushed the potential of the project beyond our initial expectations, placing Globalworth Square as a reference building in sustainable development”, stated Dimitris Pergamalis, MRICS, Group Head of Workplaces at Globalworth.
Globalworth Square is a very ambitious project, designed as a business hub focused on sustainability, innovation, and efficiency. Located in the northern part of Bucharest, Globalworth Square is a class A office building totalling 29,000 sqm leasable area distributed over 3 underground levels, Ground Floor and 15 upper floors plus 1 tech level, with a generous typical floorplan of 2,130 sq.m. With this project, located in the middle of the Globalworth District, the largest business community in Bucharest, the landlord is creating a new standard when it comes to responsiveness, well-being, sustainability, and reduced costs of occupancy. The building is using a geothermal system under the slab foundation, capable of considerably reducing the cooling and heating costs of the entire edifice. Since technology plays a central role in the office of the future, a trend accelerated by the pandemic, Globalworth is bringing the future closer with a series of unique innovations. It is one of the few-producing buildings in Romania, an important part of the energy consumption being provided by the photovoltaic roof.
“Placing Romania on the 3rd position in the top greenest office buildings in the world is a truly great achievement for our client, our amazing team, but also for the entire real estate industry”, added Razvan Nica, BuildGreen founder and Managing Director.
To increase safety, direct contact with the surfaces in Globalworth Square is limited by implementing touchless solutions with IR-sensors in all the sanity facilities, while the access to the building and office spaces are available through Blue-tooth and NFC technologies. In addition, maximum air quality is achieved as the air handling units are equipped with both in-built humidification and innovative air disinfection ensuring germ-free fresh air introduction at the optimum humidity.
Another innovation is the building’s cooling system, consisting of a heat pump, R1234ze ecological freon chillers and boot storage, designed to generate low energy consumption. The implementation of the ice storage system is unique for a class A office building in Romania.
Globalworth is a listed real estate company active in Central and Eastern Europe, quoted on the AIM-segment of the London Stock Exchange. It has become the pre-eminent office investor in the CEE real estate market through its market-leading positions both in Romania and in Poland. Globalworth invests, acquires, develops, and directly manages high-quality office real estate assets and industrial and logistics parks in prime locations, generating rental income from high quality tenants from around the globe. Managed by over 200 professionals across Cyprus, Guernsey, Romania and Poland, a combined value of its portfolio is €3.0 billion, as at 30 June 2020. Approximately 94.4% of the portfolio is in income-producing assets, predominately in the office sector, and leased to a diversified array of c.700 national and multinational corporates. In Romania, Globalworth is present in Bucharest, Timisoara, Constanta, and Pitesti, while in Poland its assets span over Warsaw, Wroclaw, Lodz, Krakow, Gdansk and Katowice.
For more information visit www.globalworth.com
BuildGreen is leading consultant in the design, development, and certification of sustainable buildings in Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2010, it was the first company in Romania to offer advisory services for green building and certification. The company stands out with the largest number of properties certified according to the LEED, BREEAM, WELL and EDGE schemes - over 200 real estate developments in CEE, from office buildings, shopping centers, logistics parks or industrial factories, to residential and public properties - totaling over 5 million m2 and a €8 billion investment. In 2019, BuildGreen opened its first headquarter in Prague, after joining forces with green gain, one of the leading BREEAM consultants in the Czech Republic, thus becoming one of the largest and most experienced certification consultants in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).