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The trend for healthy offices has arrived in Slovakia
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The trend for healthy offices has arrived in Slovakia

Healthy offices providing a sustainable environment in terms of energy, as well as their surroundings, are a world trend that has not skipped Slovakia. There are a number of buildings that have already received or are applying for the world-renowned LEED, BREEAM, WELL or Fitwell certifications. One of them is the Einpark office building in Petržalka, which – as the first in Slovakia – has successfully completed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pre-certification to the highest degree, Platinum.

 

For us the project is not over when we hand the completed building to the client or rent all the premises,” said Marián Hlavačka, CEO of Corwin, developer of the office building, as cited in the press release. “Right at that time the most important moment arrives, when the building has to begin operating in symbiosis with its surroundings and provide people with comfort and a pleasant healthy environment.

 

To obtain the certificates, properties need to meet a set of ranked criteria for design, construction, operation, and the maintenance of green buildings and neighborhoods, that aim to help building owners and operators use resources efficiently and in an environmentally friendly way. Thanks to the unique technical solutions used at Einpark such as air conditioning that reacts to the number of people in the office and the many ecological elements in the design, this office building will rank among the one percent of the buildings in the world with the lowest CO2 emissions.

 

To obtain a LEED Platinum certificate is very demanding,” said Samuel Sůra, specialist in sustainability at the Salvis company, adding that for them working on the Einpark project as consultants is a challenge and a pleasure.

 

Platinum pre-certification means the elimination of dust from the construction site, the protection of arable land, keeping the surroundings of the construction site clean and the almost 100 percent separation of waste during construction and the recycling of construction materials.

 

Photo: Courtesy of Corwin

 

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