Greenstore Stamata, Athens

Exemplar project management with controlled site impacts during construction

Project Details

  • Scheme & Version: BREEAM Europe Commercial 2009: Retail
  • Stage: Final
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Size: 1,334 m²
  • Score & Rating: 57.32% Very Good
  • Certificate Number: BREEAM-0044-5429

Project Team

  • Client: ΑB Vassilopoulos-Delhaize Group
  • Architect: Athanasios Athanasiadis
  • Contractor: Enicon Ltd and ΑB Vassilopoulos S.A.
  • Project management: ΑB Vassilopoulos Development & Technical Support Dept
  • BREEAM Assessor: Ecoveritas

About the Building

Greenstore Stamata is a supermarket in Athens owned by the ΑB Vassilopoulos-Delhaize Group. The building consists of the main sales floor and backup offices, with storage and M&E function areas in the basement. The external areas consist of a car park with electrical vehicle recharging stations, recycling points, attractive landscaping and planting to enhance biodiversity.

Environmental Features

  • Energy efficient and renewable energy systems, including: geothermal heat pump, photovoltaic panels on the roof and photovoltaic glazing to the main facade, a small-scale wind turbine, solar panels, heat recovery in cold storage systems, closed refrigeration display cabinets with COrefrigerant and LED lighting, a building management system (BMS) with real time metering and control, and electrical vehicle recharging stations with energy provided by the renewable energy systems.
  • Excellent internal environment conditions in retail and offices areas, including: natural day-lighting supported by sun-pipes, glare reduction with glare control systems, internal air quality and CO2 level control, natural ventilation option in offices, night-time purge with natural ventilation controlled by the BMS, improved thermal and acoustic comfort.
  • Low water consumption fittings in all WCs, on-line water metering and leak detection/prevention systems, rain water harvesting for use in WCs and external planting and landscaping irrigation system.
  • Waste management with recycling of nine waste streams for staff and customers, compactor for packaging waste and composting of organic waste.
  • Pollution minimisation, including: reduced night-time light pollution using LED technology for external lighting, sensors for detecting refrigerant leaks, and minimal noise pollution from building services (to sensitive neighbouring buildings) through effective noise attenuation.
  • Exemplar project management with controlled site impacts during construction, commissioning of building services and Life Cycle Costing analysis for managing long-term impact and effective building operation.

PANTELIS LEVANTIS OF ECOVERITAS SAID: ‘I feel a great satisfaction at having contributed to the first BREEAM certified commercial building in Greece. In these uncertain times it has an important symbolic significance, not only for AB Vassilopoulos but for all stakeholders in Greece.  With transparency and exceptional know-how, BREEAM establishes in our industry and community a holistic framework for sustainable development, operation and behaviour in relation to our built environment.’