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328 green buildings in Poland

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POLAND A total of 437 green certificates have been issued to Polish buildings, 80 pct of which are under the BREEAM system – according to the latest report by the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC).

In total, 247 buildings which hold the BREEAM certificate. Four HQE certificates have been issued in Poland, 83 LEED and 350 BREEAM. A single building can acquire several certificates.Polandhas a total of 328 certified facilities (buildings at the design stage, execution stage or completed) and about 75 pct of these are BREEAM-certified. The 77 LEED-certified buildings constitute around a quarter of the total. Since 2015, when there were 249 certified buildings, the total number has grown by 32 pct. Of the project waiting to be granted certificates, 146 are registered under the LEED system (excluding LEED certificates for existing buildings), 194 for BREEAM certificates (excluding BREEAM In-Use certificates), one project is registered under the DGNB system and two under the HQE system.

“According to my own observations, it is the owners of buildings with a useable area of over 5,000 sqm that are he most interested in certificates, which multiplied by 328 certified buildings translates into hundreds of hectares of top class green buildings granted certificates. Furthermore, there tends to be a significant surge in the number of buildings being certified before a system is upgraded. This will be the case in October 2016, when the option of registering a project under the LEED 2009 system expires. So I’m expecting a large number of registrations, which will certainly affect the data and the analysis in the next edition of this report – as happens every time there is a change of version,” predicts Rafał Schurma, the president of the Polish Green Building Council.

The office sector reigns supreme in terms of certified existing buildings. All the systems available in Poland have one goal – to influence the method of designing, building and using facilities in order to obtain a balance between environmental, economic and social factors. The British BREEAM system was the first to be established, in 1990. It is currently used in over 70 countries across the world. More than 500,000 projects are certified under this system and 2.2 mln buildings have been registered for certification. The American LEED system, the pilot version of which was developed in 1998, is present in more than 150 countries globally, with almost 44,000 projects certified under the system and 43,000 registered. The German DGNB was established in 2009 and has 857 certified projects in 21 countries, with 363 projects (including one in Poland) having been registered under it. The first building was certified under the French HQE system in 2003, since when more than 460,000 buildings have been awarded the certificate; however, as far as the international market is concerned, only the first few buildings have now been certified in this system. According to the latest World Green Building Trends 2016 report, the global green construction market doubles in size every three years.

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Warehouse & industrial

POLAND Bidfood first into biggest Prologis spec shed

schedule 27 January 2023
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Catering products supplier Bidfood Farutex has become the first tenant of Prologis’ largest ever speculative building, having leased 9,795 sqm at Prologis Park Wrocław III.

Office & mixed-use development

Poland Interest and optimisation

schedule 27 January 2023
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In 2022, the demand for offices in Warsaw exceeded 860,000 sqm. The highest tenant activity could be seen in Q1 and Q4 of the previous year. Traditionally, most Warsaw offices were contracted by companies from the financial sector, business services and the IT industry.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Forum Gdańsk has new manager

schedule 27 January 2023
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In January 2023, Sierra Balmain commenced cooperation in the field of lease management and the provision of financial and corporate accounting services for the Forum Gdańsk shopping centre, owned by NEPI Rockcastle.

Retail & leisure

POLAND Dawna Fabryka to replace former factory

schedule 26 January 2023
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The Dawna Fabryka retail park is to be built on the site of the former ZREMB Foundry near the centre of Jelenia Góra in southwestern Poland.

Investment & finance

CZECH / SLOVAKIA Arete not stopping after EUR 100 mln loan

schedule 26 January 2023
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Czech industrial real estate investor and developer Arete is to receive more than EUR 100 mln (CZK 2.5 bln) in financing for its portfolio from a consortium of banks made up of Česká spořitelna and Slovenská sporiteľňa.

Investment & finance

CENTRAL EUROPE EUR 40 mln in debt financing for Trei

schedule 26 January 2023
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German residential and retail developer and asset manager Trei Real Estate has obtained EUR 40 mln in debt funding from Berlin Hyp.

Office & mixed-use development

HUNGARY Orbico drinks in H2Offices

schedule 26 January 2023
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Logistics provider Orbico Hungary has leased 1,253 sqm of office space in the first phase of H2Offices complex in Budapest.

Investment & finance

Poland Investing in times of uncertainty

schedule 26 January 2023
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The investment volume of 2022 was shaped by five large deals, which accounted for 40 pct of the total result. Market liquidity fell by 27 pct, from a record 166 transactions in 2021 to 122 completed in 2022, according to experts at Avison Young.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Panattoni to start latest giant Poznań project

schedule 26 January 2023
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Panattoni has purchased a 35 ha plot for the development of Panattoni Park Poznań A2. Construction work on the complex, which has a target area of almost 150,000 sqm, is to start as early as February.

Investment & finance

Poland Develia sells Wola Retro

schedule 26 January 2023
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Develia has signed a preliminary agreement for the sale of Wola Retro office building in Warsaw. The buyer is WR Office, owned by an investment fund managed by Adventum Group. The sale price was set at EUR 69.8 mln, or app. PLN 328.6 mln.

Investment & finance

Poland A heritage site for 1 percent

schedule 25 January 2023
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Szczecin is putting up for sale the building of a historic oil mill, which could be transformed into an interesting mix-use project. The property can be purchased with a 99 pct. discount on the net sale price.

Warehouse & industrial

Romania LPP and CTP join forces at CTPark Bucharest West

schedule 25 January 2023
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LPP has leased a 65,000 sqm facility at CTPark Bucharest West distribution and logistics centre. The deal represents the first partnership between Poland’s LPP and CTP in Europe.

Warehouse & industrial

Polska The Panattoni Park West Gate fills up

schedule 25 January 2023
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Panattoni Park Poznań West Gate is nearing full commercialization - the developer has already leased around 58,000 sqm in the facility, which has a total area of 61,000 sqm. Nearly 10,500 sqm is used by DFDS, a company offering transport and logistics services.

Warehouse & industrial

Czech Republic Tailor-made 10k for Taconova

schedule 25 January 2023
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Garbe is to start work on Garbe Park České Budějovice near the South Bohemian city, following the conclusion of a deal with German hydronic heating specialist Taconova to lease almost 10,500 sqm of space in the park. Another 9,500 sqm of logistics space is at the same time to be developed speculatively.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Aterima at home in B4B

schedule 24 January 2023
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Senior and disabled persons home care provider Aterima Group has prolonged and extended its lease in Bonarka for Business in Kraków.

Office & mixed-use development

POLAND Schneider Electric still buzzing in Park Rozwoju

schedule 24 January 2023
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Schneider Electric Polska renegotiated the contract and extended its lease of 8,500 sqm of office space in Park Rozwoju in Warsaw’s Służewiec business district.

Warehouse & industrial

SLOVAKIA Dirks goes gently into VGP Bratislava

schedule 24 January 2023
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Logistics company Dirks Consumer Slovakia has leased 43,320 sqm in the first phase of VGP Park Bratislava.

Warehouse & industrial

POLAND TKD wired into MLP Pruszków II

schedule 24 January 2023
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Cable and wire manufacturer and distributor TKD Polska has leased about 2,800 sqm at the MLP Pruszków II logistics park on Warsaw’s western outskirts.

Investment & finance

Europe Enthusiasm remains high for Duodev 2

schedule 24 January 2023
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Second closing has been sealed for the Duodev 2 fund initiated by the Mestdagh and Mulliez families, proposing to invest in European real estate projects developed by Equilis. Six months after the approval of the first closing, the Duodev 2 fund continues its success.

Warehouse & industrial

Poland Panattoni launches latest Warsaw park

schedule 24 January 2023
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Panattoni has purchased 4 ha of land and is soon to start construction on Panattoni Park Warsaw South III Piaseczno, where it will develop around 20,000 sqm.

Latest in Green projects

schedule 18 January 2023

Life beyond the wind

Panattoni is supporting the upcycling of the machinery used to generate green energy. In 15 of its locations environmentally friendly outdoor furniture made from former wind turbines can already be found, and in 2023 similar furniture is to appear in another 100 locations.

schedule 10 January 2023

Very Good news for Etele Plaza

Futureal’s Etele Plaza in Budapest has received BREEAM 'Very Good' certification in the retail category.

schedule 28 November 2022

Windy in Kostomłoty

Bilfinger Tebodin has completed work on a 27 MW wind farm in Kostomłoty in the South-West of Poland. The investment was carried out by Polenergia, Poland's largest private energy group.

schedule 21 November 2022

Photovoltaics works for Warsaw Unit

Ghelamco has completed its first three photovoltaic farms as part of its programme to achieve energy neutrality, announced in May 2022.  The installations, with a capacity of nearly 3 MW, were built in three locations in the Opole region.

schedule 07 November 2022

Strabag launches C3 pilot project in Bremen

C3, the Circular Construction & Technology Center project in Bremen is the Strabag’s first competence centre for sustainable circularity. It will be focused on resource reprocessing, it will be energy self-sufficient and climate neutral.

schedule 30 September 2022

Outstanding in the Clubhaus

Czech developer CTP has obtained the first BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification – the highest possible level – of its Romanian portfolio for the Clubhaus multifunctional building, part of the CTPark Bucharest West industrial park.

schedule 23 September 2022

Well renewal for Spark C

The fifth floor of the Spark C building in Warsaw, which houses the head office of the Skanska’s commercial development business unit in the CEE region, has just been obtained a renewal of its Well Commercial Interior certificate. This is the first such recertification in Poland and the CEE region, and the second in Europe.

schedule 23 August 2022

Well Health-Safety for Globalworth’s Polish portfolio

All 17 properties in the Polish portfolio of Romanian developer Globalworth have obtained Well Health-Safety Rating certification.

schedule 16 August 2022

Platinum for K2

Vastint Poland has obtained LEED ‘Platinum’ certification for its recently completed K2 office building in Gdynia.

schedule 16 August 2022

First Polish Platinum for GTC

The Nothus building in GTC’s Aeropark Business Centre in Warsaw has received an upgraded LEED rating of ‘Platinum’, while the Zephirus building in the same complex has retained its LEED ‘Gold’ status.

schedule 10 August 2022

The first truly green houses

The Polish Green Building Association (PLGBC) has awarded the first Green House pre-certificate, which confirms the environmental value and high energy efficiency of residential buildings. After the completion of construction work, the Aleja Drzew estate in Łódź should qualify to receive the final certificate.

schedule 02 August 2022

Bee happy at VGP Park Győr

A bee farm has been created on the 2 ha grounds of VGP Park Győr, while bird feeders are also soon to be added to the warehousing park.

schedule 05 July 2022

EUR 85 mln green loan for Globalworth

Romanian developer Globalworth has been granted an EUR 85 mln loan from the International Finance Corporation, which is a member of the World Bank Group.

schedule 15 June 2022

BREEAM and Well for Pro Portfolio

A portfolio of six office buildings across Poland owned by PineBridge Benson Elliot and Sharow Capital has been awarded Well Building Standard and BREEAM In-Use certification.

schedule 08 June 2022

Skanska achieves first with second Equilibrium building

The second building of Skanska’s Equilibrium project in Bucharest has been awarded preliminary Net Zero Carbon Buildings certification by the Romania Green Building Council.

schedule 19 May 2022

Panattoni ‘Excellent’ for the second time in 2022

A BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certificate has been awarded to DHL Supply Chain’s distribution centre developed by Panattoni in Żerniki near Poznań – the developer’s second such certificate at this level this year and the fourth to be issued in Poland for an industrial facility.

schedule 18 May 2022

Ghelamco starts work on PV farms

Ghelamco has launched the construction of its own photovoltaic farms, with which the developer intends to energy neutrality for its Polish buildings by 2024.

schedule 11 April 2022

Honvéd granted Very Good

The two buildings of the Honvéd Center in Budapest have received BREEAM In-Use ‘Very Good’ certificates after renovations by the pwner of the property, Wing.

schedule 07 April 2022

Warsaw Unit Well protected

The Warsaw Unit office building, which has been developed by Ghelamco, has obtained a Well Health-Safety Rating certificate.

schedule 06 April 2022

Skanska Offices awarded Well Health & Safety rating

Skanska's office development division in Romania has been awarded a WELL Health & Safety Rating for its own offices in the Equilibrium 1 building in Bucharest.

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