Prologis Gets BREEAM Accreditation for 6 Hungarian Properties
Prologis has achieved BREEAM sustainability accreditation for six logistics facilities in Hungary including BREEAM In-Use “Very Good” accreditation for a 10,750 sqm facility at Prologis Park Budapest-Sziget.
Prologis Park Budapest-Sziget.
As with the office sector, regional developers and park operators are developing logistics parks that conform to international sustainability standards, in response to changing tenant demand and international environmental regulations.
The first version of the U.K.-based Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method system was launched in 1990 for new office centers and has since been extended to other areas such as industrial and logistics, hotels, retail, sports stadiums and public buildings.
Four buildings at Prologis Park Budapest-Sziget, the largest of which is the 21,000 sqm DC7A and 8,000 sqm DC8, have been awarded BREAAM “Good” accreditation.
The major developers and operators are seeking third-party sustainability accreditation such as BREEAM and LEED as tenants are looking to save on utility costs.
As with other regional developers, Prologis has common policies across its CEE portfolio. The company has achieved BREEAM “Outstanding” accreditation for two CEE projects (both in the Czech Republic), as well as two BREEAM “Excellent” certifications, 15 “Very Good” and 32 “Good” certificates.
“Prologis Park Prague airport is a study in what can be achieved when experts at all levels work together to reach the sustainability goals of creating a building that is environmentally efficient, has low operational costs and provides a healthy indoor environment for its occupants,” Prologis comments.
In total Prologis owns and manages around four million sqm of logistics and light industrial space in 36 parks across the V4 countries of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The company has also recently achieved its first WELL accreditation for a logistics facility, this time in the United States.
In meeting what it describes as “recognized standards for sustainable development”, the company prioritizes energy efficiency and therefore the reduction of operational costs.
“This is reducing energy and water usage and waste operation costs and therefore environmental impacts,” Prologis explains.
The firm has recently delivered a 10,600 sqm speculative facility at Prologis Harbor Park that will be submitted for BREEAM “Very Good” accreditation. According to Prologis sustainable features of the development include high graded insulated wall panels and roof systems that, together with high performance gas fired heaters, can cut heating costs by 30%.
Energy efficient LED lighting and large skylights further reduce electricity costs by 40% compared with the latest lighting standard. Smart metering will also optimize water, gas and electricity consumption in the complex.
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