AFI Tech Park, the newest office project developed by AFI Romania, achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum pre-certification, the most prestigious recognition awarded by the United States Green Building Council in the area of sustainable buildings, a press release informs.
AFI Tech Park will offer 56,000 sqm GLA of Class A office park, comprising of two office buildings of GF+8 and one office tower (GF+14). The first phase of the project will be delivered in Q2 of 2018 and will offer 20,000 sqm GLA office spaces and 2,000 of retail area (supermarket, restaurant, fitness club and other facilities for the office tenants).
The business campus has received LEED Platinum pre-certification for the use of construction, design and operating techniques and technologies with a minimum impact on the environment. Among the elements certified by LEED are included: the efficient use of LED lightning solutions in order to increase energy efficiency and minimize the “heat island” effect, the use of materials with recycled content and low emissions and the reuse of up to 75 percent of the construction waste generated on site due to sustainable practices.
Moreover, AFI Tech Park features many other facilities that certify it as a “green” project: preferred parking places for cars having low-emissions and accommodation for electric cars, bicycle racks & showers, very good access to public transportation in order to reduce pollution by encouraging people to leave their cars at home, the reuse of rainwater for the irrigation of green areas or even the use of native and adaptive plants which require no potable water, efficient water fixtures, which confirms a reduction of at least 40 percent of the indoor water from a calculated baseline, etc.
“We are very proud with the outstanding results AFI Tech Park achieved in the green building platinum pre-certification process. This is a recognition of our efforts to support a sustainable development and modern office spaces aimed to be both energy-efficient and environmental friendly and at the same time to respond to the growing and complex needs of the multinationals in Bucharest. Through AFI Tech Park, we aim to bring business closer to the residential areas and we are very confident that this new project will be a valuable investment for the future of the community and the entire office market,” says David Hay, CEO AFI Europe Romania.
Colliers International advised AFI Europe Romania in the AFI Tech Park certification process.
AFI Tech Park is following the trend set by AFI Park, the most successful office project developed by AFI Europe Romania, which is already certified as LEED Gold under the LEED for Core & Shell Rating System for Green Buildings, AFI Park 1 being the first building in Romania to receive such a recognition.