The Auchan Gdańsk Shopping Centre and Auchan Hetmańska Shopping Centre in Białystok received the prestigious BREEAM-In-Use industry certificates with a very good rating in the Asset Performance and Building Management categories. The documents confirm that these facilities apply solutions in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, both in terms of their functioning and how they are managed.
The BREEAM In-Use certificate is one of the most important building assessment systems in Europe, including commercial real estate. Facilities which have been in existence for at least two years can apply for the certificate. During the verification, the technical parameters of buildings and the way they are managed are analysed in detail.
Among the facilities managed by Ceetrus Poland, the BREEAM-In-Use certificate was held by Galeria Bronowice in Kraków and Galeria Łomianki near Warsaw. On December 20, 2018, the Auchan Gdańsk Shopping Centre and Auchan Hetmańska Shopping Centre in Białystok also obtained the certificates.
- It is an important achievement for us that two more shopping centres in our portfolio have been awarded the BREEAM-In-Use industry certificate with such a high rating. Both certified facilities in recent years have been extended and modernised, and function in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. In management process we do everything we can to meet the strict environmental protection requirements and make our facilities customer-friendly - says Małgorzata Rajkow-Krzywicka, operational director in Ceetrus Poland.
In order to obtain such a high result in the certification process, Auchan Shopping Centres had to meet strict criteria related to effective waste management and recycling, energy efficiency, water consumption optimisation, as well as light energy and carbon dioxide emissions. The certification organisation also took into account management, the comfort of the facility’s users, transport solutions, the materials used, environmental issues, and the management of green areas.