Apsys Polska received the “excellent” Breeam International New Construction Certificate for its flagship project, Posnania. The company has also been selected this year as the best commercial real estate manager.
The company Apsys Polska – the investor, developer and manager of Posnania shopping centre – received the distinction of being an “excellent” Breeam International New Construction certificate for its flagship project.
This was achieved as a result of meeting the tight certification standards set to new commercial buildings. The company was responsible for obtaining the certificate, while the company Sweco was in charge of the certification procedure. “Right from the very beginning Posnania has been developed in accordance with the terms of sustainable development. We have put a lot of effort to design Posnania to meet the requirements of the ‘excellent’ certificate and we are proud that our efforts have been appreciated. All the more so, in addition to Posnania, only one new facility in Poland has achieved such an excellent result,” said Jan Oko, project manager for investment and operations at Apsys Poland, the leader of the Posnania certification project.
Breeam International New Construction is a UK-based energy efficiency and environmental assessment system for new buildings. Posnania has met its strict requirements by way of using modern, energy-efficient technologies and high-quality building and finishing materials, as well by imposing high standards for environment friendly solutions. The solutions used in the building and its surrounding help minimize the emission of ozone-depleting substances, consumption of electricity and heat (gas), rational use and saving of water and waste management, maintaining order and care for green areas. The centre stands out with its biodiversity and ecological approach to transportation, which integrates urban with the individual means of communication.
“We are proud of this award because it confirms that – despite growing competition – we still maintain our leading position in the industry. Currently, we are managing 24 shopping centers with a surface area of 1 million sqm. We are top level professionals and we are constantly getting better. We are one step ahead of the approaching changes, we even create new trends. Only the best ones can achieve excellent results in their work and are able to obtain such high marks in Breeam certification scheme as we have for Posnania,” concluded Justyna Kur, Vice-president of the Management Board and Head of Property and Rental Management at Apsys Polska.