Globalworth Square obtains the 3rd place in the world for a green office building

  • Globalworth and BuildGreen obtained BREEAM Outstanding certification for Globalworth Square, with a 99% ranking – 3rd highest level in the world.
  • 100% ranking for health & well-being, energy, water, transport and management
  • BREEAM Outstanding is considered the most rigorous framework for advancing and certifying sustainable development practices in the world

Bucharest, January 26th, 2022 – Globalworth, one of the most dynamic developers on the Romanian real estate market, joined hands with BuildGreen and obtained the BREEAM Outstanding certification for Globalworth Square, with a 99% score, placing the building in the 3rd position worldwide.

“It is an honour to announce that Globalworth Square obtained Outstanding BREEAM Accreditation by reaching the “supernatural” score of 99% – not just the highest score achieved by an office building in Romania, but the 3rd position in the world. Many thanks to the entire team implicated in the certification process, who pushed the potential of the project beyond expectations, placing the building in the history of sustainable development around the Globe” – states Dimitris Pergamalis, MRICS, BOMA MAL, Group Head of Workplaces at Globalworth.

Globalworth Square is the latest office project of Globalworth, the leading real estate company in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on Poland and Romania, CEE’s two largest property markets. Located in the northern part of Bucharest, Globalworth Square is a class A office building totalling 29.000 sqm leasable area distributed over 3 underground levels, Ground Floor and 15 upper floors plus 1 tech level, with a generous typical floorplan of 2.130 sq.m.

The 99% BREEAM Outstanding score is the 3rd in the top of the greenest office buildings on the Globe. Globalworth Square received excellent recognition for Health and well-being, Energy, Transport, Water, Materials, Land Use and Ecology, Pollution and Management.

Virtually all categories assessed according to the BREEAM sustainable development methodology obtained outstanding levels and half of the categories received the maximum 100% score.

The consultant in charge of the certification process, BuildGreen, is the leading advisor in the field of sustainable development in Central and Eastern Europe, and the first in Romania – being in charge of many certification processes that were finalised as either national or regional premieres.

“Placing Romania on the 3rd position in the top greenest office buildings in the world is a truly great achievement for our client, our amazing team, but also for the entire real estate industry” – states Razvan Nica, BuildGreen founder and Managing Director.

Globalworth Square

Globalworth Square is a very ambitious project, designed as a business hub focused on sustainability, innovation and efficiency. The building was designed and planned with major attention given to sustainability. It uses a geothermal system under the slab foundation, capable of considerably reducing the cooling and heating costs of the entire edifice.

Moreover, it is one of the few energy-producing buildings in Romania, as an important part of the energy consumption is provided by the photovoltaic roof.

Technology is part of the Globalworth’s DNA, and Globalworth Square is one of the most technological office spaces in Romania. Touchless technology was adopted in all restrooms through IR devices while access to the building and office spaces will be available through Blue-tooth and NFC technologies, supporting another crucial aspect of the building: Health and well-being.

In addition, maximum air quality is achieved as the air handling units are equipped with both in-built humidification and innovative air disinfection ensuring germ-free fresh air introduction at the optimum humidity.

Founded in 2010, BuildGreen is one of the most active consultants in the field of sustainable development, with expertise that covers over 17 European countries. In its 12 years of activity, BuildGreen managed the sustainable development and certification processes of over 200 real estate projects, with a surface of over 5 million sq.m. and an overall investment value of over €8 billion. Razvan Nica, founder and managing director of the company, is also the first BREEAM International Quality Auditor outside the UK, a position from which he supervises BREEAM certification processes across the entire Globe.