Kazimierz renews its certificate

Kazimierz renews its certificate

Kazimierz Office Center building in Kraków has again passed the BREEAM In-Use certification process. It received one of the highest Excellent ratings in both categories: Asset Performance and Building Management. The office building is managed and leased by BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland. GLL Real Estate Partners is the owner.

Kazimierz Office Center is an office building where effective and wise management goes hand in hand with high class technical and technological solutions. The very high rating given once more to ecological certification proves that this approach guarantees maintaining the high quality and value of the building Magdalena Ruta, Head of Office Asset Management Poland, GLL Real Estate Partners GmbH

In 2017, the office building located in the vicinity of Galeria Kazimierz and Kotlarski Bridge was one of the first in Kraków to boast such a high rating of the eco-certificate awarded by Building Reserch Establishment Global. After three years, the quality of the building, which offers over 16,000 sqm of modern office space across five floors, the way it is managed, as well as its impact on the environment, allowed the Kazimierz Office Center complex to  be rated “Excellent” again. The certification process includes assessing several dozen factors, such as: the energy efficiency of the building, the method of waste management or reduction of emission levels.

We are pleased that the building has once again become part of the BREEAM certification standards at the “Excellent” level. Providing supporting services to tenants, we see that they are paying more and more attention to the fact whether an office building is designed and built in accordance with the principles of sustainable building, i.e. if it is environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. Additionally, it should also be managed in a way that minimises its environmental footprint and maximises the comfort of occupants and visitors. This is an extremely important issue, especially for office buildings that are several years old and want to gain in value and compete with younger rivalsMałgorzata Sęk, Senior Property Manager, BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland

The standard of the office complex includes: suspended ceilings, raised floors as well as BMS and HVAC systems and modern telecommunications systems ensuring comfort and stability of work. In addition to 16,000 sqm of class A office space, Kazimierz Office Center also houses retail premises, and employees and guests can use a two-storey underground car park with over 200 parking spaces. One of great advantage of the building is natural lighting of the majority of premises, as well as the vicinity of a modern shopping and entertainment centre with a rich offer of not only shops and service outlets, but also of its food court. One of the anchor tenants of the office project is State Street, a global financial institution providing services to institutional investors, including funds and insurers.

Sustainable development, climate change and environmental issues are one of the pillars of our global CSR strategy. They also affect the quality of our workplaces As an organisation, together with our employees, we take a number of measures aimed at protecting the environment and using natural resources more economically. Our largest buildings in Poland have “green certificates” in various systems (BREEAM, LEED), always with very high ratings. Working in “green office buildings” is one of such pro-ecological activitiesMaciej Brożek, Director of Property Management at State Street Bank in Poland


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Last Updated on August 6, 2021 by Karolina Ampulska