The First Industrial Building Certified in Russia
- Scheme & Version: Europe Commercial 2009
- Stage: Post Construction
- Location: Moscow, Russia
- Size: 53,159 m2
- Score & Rating: 56.07% Very Good
- Certificate Number: BREEAM-0046-0444
Client – Radius Group
Architect – SAN LTD
Contractor and Working Drawings – MegaStroy LTD
Environmental Consultant – Jones Lang LaSalle
BREEAM Assessor – Ksenia Agapova
Facility Manager – FM Kraft
About the Building
South Gate is the first industrial development in Russia to achieve BREEAM Very Good on a post-construction stage. The project is a part of a multiphase warehouse and logistic complex – the Industrial Park South Gate – where 500,000 m2of warehouse facilities are going to be built and certified to BREEAM standards. The total area of the industrial park is 104 hectares.
The building was developed by Radius Group who aim to create state of the art commercial real estate with clients including John Deere, Hartmann Group, Iron Mountain, Volvo Tracks and Decathlon.
The decision to undergo international environmental certification was dictated by the developer`s aspiration to differentiate in the market and provide a clear message to international tenants about the high quality of the development.
Energy efficiency – energy saving internal and on-site lighting with automated lighting control save up to 40% of building energy consumption, walls and roof built from structural insulated panels, insulated with high density mineral wool, a building management system (BMS) with energy meters for all devices and tenants.
Health and wellbeing – high quality office space and indoor environment for staff with adequate views from windows, access to fresh air, occupant lighting and temperature controls.
Ecology – biodiversity enhancement upon phased development completion (approximately 250 native features will be planted on 14 hectares), Biodiversity Management plan.
Transport – wide range of transport opportunities for users, including a dedicated transport service, with encouragement to cyclists through provision of storage and changing facilities
Water – reduced water consumption, mitigation of impact on local water courses, provision of local water treatment facilities (sewage).
Management – sustainable construction practices. The contractor had learned and adapted best practices of construction site management from the first phase of construction which was certified to PASS level.
Materials – waste reduction through use of structural insulated panels, sustainable materials – steel, aluminium and mineral wool, all parts of the building are designed for robustness and protected from damage of internal and external vehicles.
The warehouse is heated only with mechanical ventilation. Mixed systems are used: air heating with heat recovery for operational areas and water heating systems for office premises. Heated water is provided from local heating plant with highly efficient boiler. Cooling relies on split systems and is provided for office premises only (less than 5% of the building). All systems are linked to BMS.
The certification strategy relied on the improvement of local biodiversity, which was particular challenging as the amount of built up areas increased significantly during project realisation. A Biodiversity management plan was created based on a local Biodiversity Management Strategy.
Christopher van Riet, CEO, Radius Group said “Radius Group is proud to be the first developer of high quality warehouse properties in the Russian Federation to adopt the BREEAM certification standard. We believe implementing quality development practices and increasing transparency as regards to defining class A+ for the Russian market will serve to improve our marketplace. Radius adopted the BREEAM certification standard as it is aligned to our desire to act responsibly in all our activities. The BREEAM certification process inspires our organization to continuously improve our real estate as we demonstrate value and sustainability our customers. Our investors and customers understand and value the commercial benefits that sustainability can bring in terms of acting responsibly within the community, achieving lower costs of operations, anticipating future increased regulations and energy prices, facilitation of increased staff productivity and overall satisfaction amongst stakeholders. In addition, our commitment to BREEAM is aligned to the corporate sustainable purchasing policies of our multinational companies who required modern facilities to support their business operations in emerging markets.”