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POLAND Panattoni ‘Excellent’ for the second time in 2022

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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.

The 108,000 sqm distribution centre scored 74.2 pct under the BREEAM evaluation and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ in three categories. For water management, the centre scored the maximum 100 points, due to such features as aerators and electronic valves to limit wastage as well as the planting of native plants on the site suited to normal rainfall levels. For waste management the facility scored 86 pct, and for health and well-being 91 pct. During the construction of the buildings, 86,68 pct of the waste was recycled, while the wood used came exclusively from legal sources where the supply chain was known. More materials were used with EPD certification than the proportion advocated by its standards.

These types of solutions have meant that water savings for the centre near Poznań are as high as 60.5 pct compared to the average usage model. This is indeed a lot. We have to remember that Poland is one of the countries with the fewest water resources in Europe and desertification is occurring before our very eyes. Besides, limiting our water usage, as well as having ecological benefits, is also measurably advantageous for the tenants themselves, since they pay less for it. Certifying centres also results in energy savings, which for the Żerniki building come to around 18 pct a year.
Emilia Dębowska, the sustainability director of Panattoni

So far, 400,000 sqm of the space Panattoni has developed has received BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certification, with the same amount awaiting appraisal. Since the beginning of this year, Panattoni has also delivered a total of 260,000 sqm of BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certified industrial space. Across Poland, Panattoni has now developed 5.3 mln sqm of green-certified space and has 3.5 mln sqm at the planning stage.

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