Infopark buildings B, C and I owned by WING receive BREEAM certification

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-10-06   10:12
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Infopark buildings B, C and I, all owned by WING, received BREEAM-In-Use Very Good sustainability certification. The certification was earned with energy and water efficient management and operation, selective waste collection, and the features of the buildings that contribute to the well-being and health of those using them. Located at the Buda end of the Rákóczi bridge, Infopark is majority-owned by WING – the company owns buildings B, C, D and I, with a total area of 100,000 sqm.

06 October 2021 Buildings B, C and I in Infopark, which is majority-owned by WING, have received environmental certification. The office buildings have been awarded Very Good rating in the BREEAM-In-Use sustainability performance rating network. As a major operator on the Hungarian real estate market, WING places great focus on the sustainability and the environmental impact of its buildings. As a result, WING’s major developments have been constructed with a commitment to sustainability for over ten years now, and buildings completed earlier are continuously being modernized. The BREEAM-In-Use assessment of all 3 buildings in Infopark was carried out by GAMMA Properties Kft.

BREEAM-In-Use is a sustainability-based assessment method for completed buildings, covering 8 sustainability categories. In addition to energy and water efficient management and operation, selective waste collection and a green environment, the buildings in Infopark were designed with the well-being and health of the users and the maintenance and potential future conversion of the buildings in mind.

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with WING Zrt. on the assessment of the Infopark buildings. The infrastructure and the modern solutions used in the buildings fully substantiate the »VERY GOOD« rating. Over the years we have seen that sustainability certification is getting to be more and more important both for offices and for industrial-logistics buildings, and the BREEAM-In-Use certification is a suitable framework for this,” said Ágnes Kiss, BREEAM assessor at GAMMA Properties Kft.

“For over ten years, WING’s office buildings have been constructed with a commitment to sustainability. The Ericsson and Siemens-evosoft headquarters buildings were designed and constructed in accordance with the environmental and energy efficiency considerations of the LEED Gold standard of environmental consciousness. The Telekom HQ has energy efficient devices, water-saving bathroom fittings and selective waste collection processes in accordance with BREEAM Excellent requirements, managed by a complex monitoring and energy management system. Of course it is not only at new developments where sustainability criteria are considered: we keep refurbishing the buildings we completed earlier to decrease their ecological footprint and work towards a more sustainable future,” said Dr. Ernő Takács, Deputy Manager at Wing Zrt.

The Infopark buildings are easily accessible by public transport and by bike. The infrastructure is great, with a wide range of services – restaurant, café, bank branch, post office, farmers’ market – available. The spacious internal park, resting areas and office spaces with modern engineering solutions contribute to the comfort of those using the buildings. Effective energy and water use and selective waste collection are key factors in making the buildings environmentally friendly.

Located in the 11th district at the Buda end of the Rákóczi bridge, Infopark is the first innovation and technology park in Eastern Central Europe, a hub in particular for IT, telecommunications and software development companies. Infopark has well-maintained green areas lined with footpaths, providing an ideal and pleasant environment for the employees and visitors of the office complex. The office park offers the ambience of a university campus while meeting modern requirements, the buildings have first-class office spaces and boast a spectacular rooftop panorama of the Buda hills.