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ROMANIA Platinum for UBC 3

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United Business Center 3 in Timișoara has become the only LEED ‘Platinum’ certified office building in Romania outside Bucharest and only the third in the country.

UBC 3, which forms part of the Iulius Town Timișoara mixed-use complex (formerly known as Openville) developed by Iulius Group, has been awarded LEED ‘Platinum’ for core and shell with a score of 88, after being assessed in such categories as access to alternative transport, energy performance and the quality of the construction materials used. The UBC 2 office building within the same complex has also received a LEED ‘Gold’ certificate.

The results obtained represent the realisation of Iulius's commitment to develop not just modern office buildings, but buildings of the future that are sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. All the projects carried out by Iulius are built and operated in compliance with green building principles and we are happy to have in our portfolio a building with the highest LEED certification in terms of sustainability – ‘Platinum’.
Laurențiu Manea, the office buildings manager of Iulius Town Timișoara

UBC 3 was completed in 2019. Together with UBC 1 and UBC 2, the three buildings have a total leasable office area of ​​50,000 sqm. Iulius Town Timișoara is being built in an investment of EUR 442 mln by Iulius Group and South Afircan investor Atterbury Europe. The tallest building in Romania at 155m, UBC 0, is currently under construction in the complex. It will have 27 floors and a leasable area of ​​52,000 sqm.

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