- The Millo Offices, Tandem and U • Center office buildings (phase 1 completed and fully leased and phase 2 under construction, to be completed in Q3 2023) are supplied with 100% green electricity from renewable sources.
Entirely powering the projects developed by Forte Partners with electricity from renewable sources adds to other sustainable features that the buildings in the company’s portfolio have in common, such as biophilic design, intelligent ventilation systems, intelligent LED lighting systems, charging stations for electric vehicles and interactive building management systems.
„We are integrating during the concept phase and we are implementing during the construction phase all the elements of sustainability and energy efficiency, so that the use of our office buildings is environmentally friendly and creates a healthy and safe working environment”, said Stephen Burke, Construction Director of Forte Partners. „Green electricity, 100% from renewable sources, used even on the construction site of the second phase of the U • Center project, confirms our commitment to healthy real estate development, which focuses on the well-being of people, both employees of tenant companies and members of local communities.”
The office buildings in the Forte Partners portfolio, leased to companies such as Booking Holdings, Endava, Inulta, Grohe, Heberger Constructii, Dragne & Asociații, McKinsey & Company, Lensa, Up Romania, BT, Neuroaxis, DCS plus, obtained, in 2021, a series of certifications attesting to the sustainable and responsible way in which they were developed. Millo Officess has obtained the BREEAM Outstanding certification with a score of 91.6. The first phase of the U • Center office project obtained LEED Platinum certification with a score of 85, one of the highest LEED v4 certifications obtained in Romania, and WELL Health & Safety, which certifies the sanitary safety of the building in the context of COVID-19. Forte Partners intends to obtain similar certifications for the second phase of the U•Center project.
The efficient functionality of the buildings in the Forte Partners portfolio is complemented by the SpotUs application, available to tenant companies. The application, developed by Forte Partners in partnership with the Cluj-Napoca company Parking Spotter, allows fully digitized interaction with all the resources of an office building – parking, access control, booking office, building user management, etc.
About Forte Partners
Forte Partners, founded in 2014, is one of the most important real estate developers in Romania. The company has so far developed a portfolio of projects worth over € 450 million, both on the office and residential segments. Other projects valued at € 100 million are planned to be launched in 2022.
In the past, Forte Partners developed the Ștefan cel Mare Building, The Bridge office project, the Londra 27 residential project and finalized the Aviației Park residential project. Forte Partners had developed the Sector 0 Initiative – Millo Offices and Tandem, premium office projects for the creatives downtown Bucharest – and U•Center Phase 1, the second phase being currently under development. Forte Partners’ projects have received national and international recognition for the quality of architecture. In October 2021, ADNBA received the highest award at the 2021 National Biennale of Architecture for the design of Millo Offices, an office building developed by Forte Partners.