The first industrial building in Poland to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating
- Building Type: Industrial
- Scheme: 2016 New Construction: Commercial
- Stage: Final
- Score: 70.2%
- Rating: Excellent
- Investor- Panattoni Development Europe
- Principal Contractor-CFE Polska
- BREEAM Assessor-EES Consult Natalia Naumova
About the Building
Panattoni Park Sosnowiec is a new development, a warehouse complex, constructed in alignment with the Design and Build scheme for Panattoni Europe, with CFE Polska Sp. z. o. o. as a principal contractor.
The building is located in Sosnowiec, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. The total area of the building is 32,042 sq. m, and the plot area is about 6 ha. Over 30% of the plot is occupied by green spaces, including lawns and grass-plots, which is are exceptional importance for the ecosystem.
The building was constructed on the territory of the former sand quarry, where raw materials had been excavated since 1952.
Green Strategy and Environmental Challenges
When choosing the construction site, it was important minimize the negative impact of the development on the environment, as well as bring significant improvement to the biodiversity of the area.
Water conservation is an important issue to Poland, therefore a number of water-saving technologies were implemented in the design and construction of the building.
Moreover, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions during the operational stage was also an important consideration in creating the environmental strategy. The key strategy used to combat emissions was the building and implementation of a intelligent energy and water metering system.
The project received the maximum available credits in the water and ecology categories demonstrating that the sustainability goals set out in the strategy were achieved.
Benefits of certifying to BREEAM
Buildings that have a BREEAM certification are recognised by Investors as being energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and healthy buildings, which meet the needs of the company’s clients.
This is important in order to
- Keep up with growing competition.
- Follow through on the commitments made by the EU Member States to decarbonize the economy.
- Achieve ESG goals.
It makes us very proud that the project we built, Panattoni Park Sosnowiec, received the first Excellent BREEAM rating awarded to a warehouse in Poland. It received the highest number of points in categories Land Use and Ecology, Water, and Energy thanks to e.g. implementing energy-efficient material solutions, measuring equipment and LED lighting, using water-saving solutions, introducing leak detection systems as well as by supporting flora and fauna diversity by planting meadows on one-third of the green areas.
We are driven by sustainability, and the project in Sosnowiec is an ideal match with our environmental policy. In CFE, we focus on partnership, people, lean philosophy and sustainable development, and this translates to the success in obtaining positive BREEAM certificates for every project we have built and registered for certification.
-Bruno Lambrecht, General Manager CFE Polska Sp. z o.o.
A score of 90% was achieved in the Energy category.
This was due to the implementation of energy-efficient solutions in the building, such as the minimization of heat losses by improving thermotechnical properties of the enclosing structures, using an energy-efficient lighting system inside the building and in the adjacent area, as well as an intelligent energy metering system.
A score of 100% was achieved in the Water category. Water efficiency was ensured by implementing multiple systems including;
- A system for the detection of large water leakages in the building
- An automated system preventing small leakages in the toilet areas.
- Complete automatic metering of water consumption by all the consumers.
- Due to the use of extensive landscape gardening at the facility, the use of drinking quality water for irrigation purposes has been minimized.
These measured have made 66.5% water savings against the baseline.
A score of 100% was achieved in the Land Use & Ecology category.
The facility has been built on a former mining site that was both devastated from an environmental point of view and lacked vegetation. After consultations with a qualified ecologist, a detailed report was drawn up together with an inventory of the plot and an analysis of its environmental issues. As a result, the developer has been able to extensively ‘green’ the site. Almost a third of it is now covered by flower meadows inhabited by a rich variety of species,