Panattoni is the first to have delivered an industrial facility in Poland to be BREEAM International New Construction certified at the ‘Excellent’ level – Panattoni Park Sosnowiec I, with an area of 31,500 sqm.
A success built on reclaimed post-industrial land. Panattoni Park Sosnowiec I received the maximum score (100%) in the ‘land use and ecology’ category. The facility has been built on a former mining site that was both devastated from an environmental point of view and lacked vegetation. After consultations with a qualified ecologist, a detailed report was drawn up as well as an inventory of the plot and an analysis of its environmental issues. As a result, the developer has been able to extensively ‘green’ the site. Almost a third of it is now covered by flower meadows inhabited by a rich variety of species, including arachnids and insects. Ecological lawns, which don’t need frequent mowing, have been laid on much of the remaining outdoor surface.
In another category, ‘water’, the park also earned the top score of 100%. As a money-saving measure, the developer has installed intelligent metering systems, water-saving devices and a leak prevention system for the park’s sanitary facilities. Such measures have enabled the water consumption in the park to be reduced by 66.5% compared to the baseline. In addition, Panattoni has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions – by 46% in relation to the baseline. Energy consumption has also been reduced by a similar factor, as a result of measures to minimise heat loss – such as building partitions, intelligent metering systems and LED lighting. In the ‘energy’ category, Panattoni obtained an almost perfect score of 90% for the facility.
The construction process was also carried out in line with sustainability principles, through the use of recycled waste materials, EPD-certified products and materials, along with those purchased from EMS-certified manufacturers.
Well-being is a high priority. One vital consideration in the development of the park in Sosnowiec was to ensure the well-being of its eventual users. Adequate daylight access has been provided for the offices, as confirmed by analytic tools. Moreover, this part of the building was examined by a qualified acoustics specialist, who confirmed that sound conditions were at comfortable levels for the offices. The developer has also made sure that the social areas have access to drinking water, amenities for the disabled, extensive waste recycling facilities, as well as electric car charging stations. In addition, thanks to the easy access to the nearby S1 expressway, the park’s users should have no problem reaching it from any part of the Silesian province.