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All of the three buildings in the Váci Greens business park in Hungary have achieved BREEAM EXCELLENT; the top rating in the 2008 BREEAM International Scheme.
Designed by the internationally recognised Atenor Group, Váci Greens business park is currently Budapest’s biggest office development project featuring unique green solutions. According to the developer, Váci Greens will be different from standard workplaces as its spectacular public square, park and walks will be opened to the public, creating a harmony between work and urban spaces. The multi-stage development which covers 100,000m² includes parks, commercial areas and terraces with the completion of the first building planned for 2013.
Efficient and sustainable features of the development include; high quality thermal and acoustic insulations; district heating ensuring no local pollution; use of ground source heat pumps; low water consumption sanitary units; grey water recycling; heat recovery systems; optimised, intelligent building management systems; optimal use of natural daylight; low energy lighting systems; spare capacity within the cooling and ventilation systems; the collection, storage and use of rainwater; selective waste collection and disposal, and green roofs.
Buro Happold Warsaw office provided BREEAM assessment for the development. "All three buildings (A,B & C) prove EXCELLENT skills and attitude towards built environment of the whole project team. We were happy to be part of it and assist ATENOR GROUP in obtaining this recognition" concludes Marek Dabrowski, head of the sustainability team at Buro Happold Warsaw office.
“As a responsible property developer, we aim, in each of our developments, to go beyond the standards and legislation in force in terms of sustainability, energy savings, and selection of materials, users’ satisfaction and global footprint. From the very first studies of our Váci Greens project, we have involved all our teams, architects, engineers, contractors and consultants in a joint effort to achieve the highest level of environmental certification for an office building in Budapest” says Olivier Ralet, member of the Executive Committee of the Atenor Group.