Marynarska Business Park has received a BREEAM In-Use International certificate, achieving a “Very Good” rating in the “Asset” category. Heitman represents the landlord of the office complex – Heitman European Property Partners IV. The certification process was conducted by JLL.
Green solutions implemented in Marynarska Business Park include improved management of energy, heat, and water consumption, regulated by a modern Building Management System (BMS) controlling building services in the complex. Additionally, traditional lighting was replaced by LED lighting. Sanitary fixtures are water-efficient and the complex uses environmentally friendly chemical agents and hygienic materials. Green solutions were also employed in the building’s exterior: a new green area with an efficient watering system was created. In addition, measures were taken to promote bicycle transportation. Bicycle stands are available, and soon cyclists will also have access to showers and lockers.
Izabela Kapil, Asset Manager Associate, Portfolio Management – Europe, Heitman, said: “Receiving BREEAM In-Use International certification confirms that we are prepared to improve the buildings in the Heitman portfolio according to the norms of sustainable construction and that the impact of these buildings on the environment has been reduced. It also illustrates the attention we pay to the comfort and well-being of people working in our properties.”
BREEAM, along with LEED, are the two most well-known multi-criteria green certification systems. Factors such as energy and water use, CO2 emission, the application of eco-friendly solutions, and materials are all analysed in the BREEAM In-Use certification process. The certification’s popularity continues to grow in Poland’s commercial real estate market.
Regina Gul, Senior Project Manager, Project and Development Services Department, JLL, LEED AP and BREEAM In-Use Auditor, commented: “In answer to the growing need among developers, owners, and managers for green solutions for existing assets, we have extended our offer to include BREEAM In-Use certification for office, retail, and industrial buildings. Therefore, JLL provides a full package of services, which include the certification of both existing buildings, and projects at both the design and construction stage.”
Construction of the complex was completed in the summer of 2008. Heitman European Property Partners IV owns Marynarska Business Park. The tenants of the complex include, among others, Netia, Play, Colgate and Prima Poland. JLL manages the property and acts as the exclusive agent responsible for leasing office space in the complex.