One United Properties (BVB: ONE), one of the leading real estate developers of sustainable residential, office and mixed-use projects in Romania, announces that One Tower office building has received from the US Green Building Council the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction certification, at Platinum level, the highest level provided by this certification.
Part of the multifunctional project One Floreasca City, the A class office building One Tower differs from the other LEED certified projects in Romania with the highest score obtained, 86 points, according to the current version of the standard. LEED is the most widely used green building appraisal system in the world and an international symbol of excellence, and the certification covers all types of buildings, as well as all construction phases. Projects that pursue LEED certification are scored for the green building strategies they apply, in several categories, and based on the number of points obtained a project wins one of the four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.
As a result of the implementation of the strategies and practical solutions proposed by the LEED standard, One Tower offers tenants the opportunity to operate sustainably, and their employees a healthy and productive workspace. One Tower will operate with significantly lower general costs than conventional buildings, through smart metering, an estimated 35% annual energy cost reduction and a 50% reduction in drinking water consumption. The project obtained the maximum number of points for the categories Location and Transport, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, and Indoor Air Quality.
“We are delighted that One Tower has obtained this strict certification, which honours us and at the same time obliges us to continue our efforts to deliver sustainable projects. Our desire is to develop sustainable buildings that offer a healthy work environment, with the latest integrated technologies and multiple benefits offered to tenants. Through our projects we want to contribute to the creation of modern office concepts on the Romanian market, models that integrate not only workspaces, but also facilities for an active and healthy lifestyle”, says Mihai Păduroiu, CEO Office Division One United Properties.
“Green buildings mean more than high energy efficiency; green buildings use fewer resources, reduce waste generated during construction and operation, have a lower negative impact on the environment and maximize occupants’ health”, says Architect Tamara Dogariu, LEED consultant who coordinated the certification process for Colliers, division Green & Healthy Buildings Certifications.
The LEED Platinum certification obtained by One Tower for the design and construction phase is completed by the WELL Health-Safety certification, both processes being coordinated by Colliers consultants.
“While LEED has pursued a sustainable design, with a high concern for the environment, WELL Health – Safety confirms that the health and safety of tenants come first, adopting operational policies, implementing maintenance protocols and developing contingency plans. Moreover, in order to maintain the certification, One Tower will go through an annual process of its renewal, which helps to ensure a high standard of long-term health and safety”, says Oana Stamatin, Director of Green & Healthy Buildings Certifications.
With its excellent position in the heart of Floreasca district, One Tower offers access to parks, restaurants, cafes, but also panoramic views of the lake. One Tower has a leasable area of 23,750 square meters, equipped with the latest technologies. The building has been designed with great attention to detail to create a welcoming and comfortable working environment for employees, with modern, bright spaces with high-performance heating and ventilation systems. Among the benefits offered to tenants there are manually operated windows, parking spaces and facilities for alternative transport, both for public and individual transport. The entire One Floreasca City project represents an innovative real estate concept, a landmark on the Romanian market, focused on community and including a residential component with premium apartments – One Mircea Eliade, the A class office building One Tower, as well as numerous sports facilities, leisure, and green spaces.