European industrial market leader Panattoni has raised the bar for the entire sector once again. The developer has obtained an ‘Excellent’ rating under the BREEAM International New Construction system for Panattoni Park Sosnowiec I. This is the first time such a high certification level has been achieved on the Polish industrial real estate market for a newly built project. The park was awarded the maximum score (100 percent) for water systems (through a 66.5 percent reduction of water consumption) as well as for land use and ecological features. Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced to 46 percent of the baseline level, and – most importantly of all – the park has been built on a post-industrial site.
The industrial and logistics real estate market in Poland has been bold in embracing a greener approach. Of the 20.8 million sqm of industrial space developed in the country, 5.88 million sqm has received green certification – 70 percent of which is due to Panattoni’s activities. The most popular certification system is BREEAM (85 percent), but up until recently the highest rating achieved in the country had been ‘Very Good’. But now Panattoni has moved things up to the next level.
“This is a very important step for the entire industrial real estate sector in Poland. During the construction of Panattoni Park Sosnowiec, we set the bar very high for ourselves, knowing that only effective cooperation between people and companies can lead to success. That’s why we appreciate so much both the performance of the general contractor – who understood our vision perfectly and helped to realize a Panattoni green project with all its advantages – and the assessor, who throughout the development work provided us with the right advice. The project in Sosnowiec proves that the key to the greenest projects is not only having the right vision, but also the necessary support.” Emilia Dębowska, the Sustainability Manager at Panattoni, said.