Owned by the Capital Park Group, the Warsaw mixed-use complex Norblin Factory has received the final BREEAM certificates for both its office and retail sections. A photovoltaic system has been installed in the complex, and the managers are continuing their efforts to steadily reduce the property’s carbon footprint, for example by introducing closed-loop recycling of plastic.
Already at the stage of design, both the office and the retail section of the Norblin Factory received BREEAM pre-certification as Very Good. The retail section of the Capital Park Group’s flagship investment has now received the final rating as Very Good, a great success considering the challenge of implementing green solutions in old post-factory buildings. The office section of the complex has received the final certificate as Excellent, moving up a notch.
The new solutions implemented recently have certainly contributed to the final assessment. They include the installation of 88 photovoltaic panels on the Galwan office building, which will reduce electricity consumption. The photovoltaic installation has a capacity of 44.44 kW and will generate 45.9 MWh of energy annually. Solare Energy is the solution vendor.
Another innovation is the introduction of closed-loop recycling of plastic at the Norblin Factory. The reduction in waste is based on replacing disposable packaging of cleaning products with reusable ones. In the case of the complex on Żelazna Street, the new system will save around 680 kg of single-use plastic per year, thus reducing the carbon footprint by 2,670 kilograms. The start-up DOT is responsible for this implementation at the Norblin Factory.
“We at Capital Park actively promote sustainability and are committed to making our investments environmentally friendly. ESG remains at the top of our agenda. We set up a sustainability team in the company in 2022 and review the initiatives undertaken in all three areas: environmental, social, and governance, in detail and on an ongoing basis, as well as performing an assessment against the ESG standards adopted by our investors. The recent changes at the Norblin Factory show that we are regularly introducing further solutions to take care of nature and our surroundings,” says Kinga Nowakowska, Management Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of Capital Park Group.