Nordic Light Trio achieves LEED Gold, Access4you Gold certifications
Real estate developer Skanska's Nordic Light Trio office development has been recognized with a LEED Gold Green Building Certification, with the project also receiving a gold certification by Access4you for accessibility.
Nordic Light Trio achieved LEED Gold Core & Shell version 4 certification for implementing sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Due to extensive ventilation, building users are provided with 30% more fresh air than required by local regulations. Thanks to applied solutions and LED lighting installed within common spaces, energy consumption of the building is also more efficient. Nordic Light Trio saves 40% of potable water, due to the water management designed to reduce water consumption. For irrigation, rain and soil water are utilized.
“We created a welcoming green public garden in the heart of the building to the delight for both building users and residents of the neighborhood. Tenants can benefit both from cost-effectiveness and sustainable solutions of Nordic Light Trio. We at Skanska have an ambitious goal to build offices with zero carbon footprint both during construction and operation by 2045. This may seem overly aspiring, but the results are promising and we work every day to make this huge progress happen,” said András Schmidt, sustainovation manager of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Hungary.
Accessibility for disabled people
Recognizing the Nordic Light Trio's accessibility features, Access4you awarded the development a gold certificate.
Skanska says that in addition to environmental solutions, accessibility is also an essential element and vital feature of the project. In addition to the basic accessibility features like solid and even sidewalks, sufficiently wide doors, and necessary signage, the building provides specific services for disabled people in order to facilitate their use of the building. For hearing impaired visitors, a tablet at the reception is available for sign language assistance, and an induction loop system is also installed at the lobby. This tool assures info-communication accessibility by transmitting the sound to hearing aid through a magnetic field in order to eliminate background noise, interference or acoustic distortion.
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