Panattoni joins Polish Green Building Council
Panattoni has become a member of the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC), an organization dedicated to promoting environmentally friendly building practices. According to the latest PLBGC report, warehouse and industrial space comes just behind offices and ahead of shopping centers in terms of the most frequently green-certified projects in Poland. In the industrial segment, the largest number of certified projects is developed by Panattoni. “Not only do we have to reduce any harmful impact on the natural environment but also any negative consequences for local residents. In doing so, we can also contribute to an improvement in the working conditions of those employed in such buildings and – from a business point of view – to a reduction in tenants’ operating costs,” said Emilia Debowska, sustainability manager at Panattoni. More than 30 of Panattoni’s projects (an area totaling more than 1.7 million sqm) have been built to comply with BREEAM and LEED standards. Another 1.8 million sqm is in the process of being certified. This year the developer has also made a commitment to ensure that all its new facilities are BREEAM-certified at the Very Good level.