Globalworth Square ranked 3rd in the world for a BREEAM green office building

Deniza Cristian 31/01/2022 | 11:15

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 in 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 honor 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 totaling 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.        

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