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POLAND Wola Center officially Excellent

Green projects
The Wola Center office building in Warsaw, which is owned and managed by Hines, has obtained BREEAM In-Use ‘Excellent’ certification.

During the certification process it was recognised for its management, the high-quality cycling infrastructure as well as electromobility and biodiversity activities, achieving a BREEAM In-Use score of over 70 pct. Hines now plans to install electric vehicle charging points and to introduce insect hotels plants to attract them as well as waste segregation.

At Hines, we emphasise environmentally-conscious activities and sustainable development, which is why Wola Center’s certification is a significant moment for the team. Its ‘Excellent’ certification is a testament to the building’s sustainable construction and our efforts in creating space with the environment in mind.
Aleksandra Niewolska, a property manager at Hines Poland

Wola Center, a 34,930 sqm office building on ul. Przyokopowa in Warsaw’s Wola district, was built in 2013 and acquired by the Hines European Value Fund (HEVF 1) in 2020, since when it has been managed by Hines Poland.

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