Warsaw UNIT is outstanding!
Warsaw UNIT’s latest Ghelamco’s skyscraper has received a BREEAM certificate at the Outstanding level, the highest possible rating. This is the first certificate at this level for a high-rise building in Poland and the second one in Warsaw. The certificate was awarded based on the BREEAM International New Construction 2013 system.
Ghelamco has once again proven that it is willing and able to build some of the world’s greenest buildings. After the Wronia 31 office building, Warsaw UNIT is the developer’s second building with a BREEAM certificate at the Outstanding level. SWECO is responsible for supporting the Ghelamco team and coordinating the certification process.
– Today, Warsaw UNIT is recognized as one of Poland’s best skyscrapers. Consecutive certificates, as well as the record interest of tenants, confirm this. UNIT is Ghelamco’s third major project at the Daszyńskiego Roundabout, and another one that’s become a huge suc-cess – says Jarosław Zagórski, Commercial and Business Development Director at Ghelamco Poland.
BREEAM is the world’s oldest and best-known independent rating system for buildings and infrastructure projects. Accreditation is recognised throughout the industry as a leading standard. Among other things, the quality of the building, its environmental friendliness and the comfort of its occupants are assessed. Evaluation is carried out at each stage of construction. The method was developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the United Kingdom.
Points are awarded in 10 categories. Warsaw UNIT received the maximum number of points in the categories of transport (thanks to excellent location at the Daszyńskiego Roundabout) and water (e.g. for solutions reducing water consumption). Slightly fewer points were awarded in the categories of management, energy, materials and waste or land use and ecology. Overall, the building scored 88.5%, ensuring that it could achieve the highest possible rating.
BREEAM is another prestigious certificate of Warsaw UNIT. The building is already certified to the Green Building Standard. It recently received pre-certification in the latest WELL v2 Core system from the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI). The building is also in the process of obtaining its final WELL v2 certification, WELL Health-Safety Rating and “Building Without Barriers”.
Polish-Belgian Architecture Studio Projekt is responsible for the architectural design of the skyscraper. The building is managed by CBRE, an international consultancy firm, which also has its headquarters in UNIT. The main tenant of the building is the Warta insurance company.