Sky Office Center in Warsaw, Poland has once again obtained BREEAM In-Use Excellent certification. The building was recognized not only for the sustainable solutions applied across the facility but also for the installation of nesting boxes and plantings to create insect hotels.
Sky Office Center is a high-quality six-story office building of 4,774 m2, with 550 m2 of retail space, 55 underground parking spaces, a lobby area, lifts and a security room. The division of space into smaller functional office modules makes the building attractive to tenants looking for long-term leases.
Located in Warsaw, the Sky Office Center was re-certified by BREEAM In-Use in January 2022. The structure, equipment and systems used and the building management were assessed and scored above 70%. Thus, the office building received the final rating of Excellent.
Nesting boxes and insect hotels
Sky Office Center’s positive assessment was influenced, among other things, by the installation of nesting boxes for birds in December of last year. The undertaking was preceded by an ornithologist’s analysis, who also supervised the whole project. According to the expert, the boxes contribute to the preservation of protected species populations. By hanging them Hines, the owner of the facility has a positive ecological effect on the location. The nesting boxes will be used by swifts and a number of other bird species and bats, observed during location analysis conducted by the ornithologists. There are also plans to create insect hotels at the Sky Office Center.
Hines strives to incorporate sustainability practices across its worldwide operations. The company not only implements green solutions across buildings in its portfolio but also educates its employees, tenants and property managers on how they can reduce their impact on the environment.
“Our goal is to encourage tenants to take action to improve the environment. The partners occupying office space at Sky Office Center are happy to participate in initiatives aimed at, among other things, waste management, water saving, energy efficiency and education in the broad sense. Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important to tenants, which is why they appreciate the actions we propose.” – adds Joanna Mioduszewska, marketing manager, Hines Polska Sp. z o.o.