H2Offices 1st Phase Gets Leed Platinum Certification
The first phase of Skanska's H2Offices has earned a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) Core and Shell version four certification with 84 points, which is currently the highest score in Hungary.
This accomplishment is a testimony to the building's effective deployment of solutions that have resulted in significant positive outcomes in sustainable site development, conservation of water, energy efficiency, selection of materials, and the quality of the indoor environment, developer Skanska says.
András Ábrahám, project director of Skanska's commercial development business unit in Hungary, stated, "We shape sustainable places to support healthy living beyond our lifetime, and this milestone underscores our commitment towards such aspiration. Achieving the highest Leed Core and Shell version four certification score in Hungary is proof of the thoughtful design and construction of H2Offices and of our overall mission to build for a better society."
The development earned additional recognition for features such as light pollution reduction strategy, a significant reduction in irrigation (98%) for outdoor water use, and innovative all-LED design which includes no mercury. The first phase, now completed, introduces 27,000 sqm of space created in accordance with ESG principles.
H2Offices is designed to optimize energy efficiency, contributing to reduced operational costs. The first phase boasts an array of sustainability-enhancing features, including 40% water savings, an annual reduction of 540 tons of carbon emissions, as well as a 37% decrease in energy consumption.
In addition to environmental solutions, accessibility is also an essential element of the project. H2Offices Skanska has also received the Gold certification of Access4You, which evaluates the accessibility features of built environment. The office building features level entryways from both sides and is equipped with motion-activated automatic doors, a motor-operated single-leaf door, and an intercom at each entrance. Inside, the building features tactile paving signs, an induction loop and online sign language service at reception to support hearing impaired visitors, as well as barrier-free toilets on every floor.
"We are very proud that H2Offices has been granted with Access4You Gold certification. This accomplishment shows that the building supports a diverse workforce to fulfill their potential," said Ábrahám. "Our commitment to creating a friendly and welcoming environment that gives a sense of freedom for all people is persistent."
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