FMnewsroom- office, Romania. America House is now the first office building in Romania to be awarded the Gold ActiveScore Certification based on its current travel facilities for cyclists and scooter users.
America House is one of the largest multifunctional business centers in the heart of Bucharest. The renovation of the complex was done according to the highest accessibility standards. The efforts have not gone unrecognised, as the office building is the first in Romania to receive Gold ActiveScore certification based on its current travel options for cyclists and scooter users.
ActiveScore is the world’s leading system for assessing and certifying buildings’ travel friendliness by using clear and scientific methodologies established by experts. The professionals from the cycling and travel industry along with urban planners of the AciveScore System aim to make buildings better for cyclists and as a result, better for a greener world.
The rating parameters include the number and look and feel of bike racks, security measures, changing rooms, number of lockers and showers dedicated for bikers and services on offer for bikers such as bike repair station, arrangement with bike repair shops and laundry services – Business Review reports.
Setting the standards for a healthier lifestyle in Romania
“We want to encourage the use of alternative forms of transport, which has many benefits for the occupants of the building, for their health and wellbeing, as well as for the environment. Obtaining the Gold ActiveScore Certification is a great achievement for us, after achieving BREEAM in use Outstanding certification at the beginning of the year. We will continue this path setting the market standards in Romania for promoting healthier lifestyle for office tenants, reducing emissions, and creating greener real estate projects” – commented David Hay, founder, and CEO of ADD Value Management SRL
America House has established a community Cycling Club open to the employees working in the building who share a passion for cycling and enjoy riding together, to find either a commuting partner or an exercise one when using the bike/scooter. There are many advantages of joining a cycling club, such as health, social and environmental benefits.
Employee benefits with environmental benefits
Cycling is a great way to improve people’s physical fitness and well-being. It can help the office workers to lose weight, strengthen their muscles, boost their immune system, lower their blood pressure, and reduce their risk of chronic diseases. Cycling can also improve mental health by relieving stress, anxiety, and depression – the announcement states.
Cycling is an eco-friendly mode of transportation to the office, that reduces air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise. By joining a cyclist’s club, the employers of the tenants can contribute to the protection of the environment and promote a sustainable lifestyle.