Slovakia: Nivy Tower receives Gold Smart Building Certification

The Smart Building Collective (SBC), an organisation that measures buildings from the perspective of what they can do for users and their businesses, has awarded Nivy Tower in Bratislava their Gold Smart Building Certification. With the recognition the tallest operating office building in Slovakia became the first in the CEE region to receive a certification at such a high level.

The first in CEE

The Smart Building Collective is the international institution behind the Smart Building Certification. The Collective is made up of professional institutions and companies dedicated to creating smarter and more efficient buildings using technology. Its certification body has assessed buildings in European capitals such as London, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam and Ljubljana.

The SBC’s Gold Smart Building Certification proves that Nivy Tower was built to promote well-being, sustainability, performance, innovation, health and safety. The certification also recognises buildings’ smart and technical infrastructures. With this certification, the international workspace provider HB Reavis has joined an exclusive club, as Nivy Tower is the first building in CEE to receive a certification at such a high level.


Nivy Tower stands out

Nivy Tower was successful in two out of six categories the certification evaluates: safety and security. Yet, the international workspace provider also follows the highest standards in the remaining assessed areas, which are building usage, building performance, the building environment, user experience & collaboration, and connectivity & integrative design. These initiatives are in line with HBR’s strategy for building smart workspaces where technology not only fulfils the logistical needs and tech demands of busy working days but also serves as a backbone infrastructure for building and monitoring an environment where people feel good and therefore are more productive.

A building running on cutting-edge technology

HB Reavis has been playing an active role in transforming the office industry by pioneering smart workspaces and focusing on buildings and their overall features. Nivy Tower has advanced technology infrastructure, including a fibre optic backbone with redundancy and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity for visitors.

The building’s design is integrative, incorporating seamless access solutions for integrations between systems, such as lifts, parking, visitor management and access control. The solution also supports both physical and mobile credentials. On top of that, cutting-edge cybersecurity features have been implemented.

Furthermore, HB Reavis continuously improves building functionality and efficiency to accommodate users’ needs. According to the SBC, with some adjustments to the current implementation, overall Platinum certification is attainable in the future.

Future-proof spaces

Nivy Tower was delivered in 2019 in Bratislava and has welcomed respected brands in its premium space, such as Danone, GoHealth, XTB, Resco, Kuehne+Nagel and CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions division. With its flexible fit-out design, the Tower continues to deliver a future-proof space for businesses.


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