Olivia Six with the BREEAM Excellent certificate

Olivia Six of the Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk holds a prestigious BREEAM certificate on the Excellent level. This is another office building of the Olivia complex classified as compliant with the top standards and practices in the scope of sustainable design, building and exploitation. The facility scored almost 80 percentage points and thereby improved pre-certification note from 2015 by 3.5 point. Thus, Olivia Six is the top rated building in Pomerania region.

“The BREEAM Excellent certificate confirms that Olivia Six is one of the best office facilities in Poland while being one of the most environmental-friendly building in Poland. The technological solutions applied in it, including those related to acoustics, ventilation or lighting and top-class materials provide a guarantee of an optimum use of Six by its tenants. For instance, in Olivia Six we applied the first all-glass three-pane façade in Poland, meeting the EU requirements for 2021 which materially reduces the impact of external conditions on the temperature in the offices, minimising the need to cool the premises in the summer and to heat them in the winter. This is translated into an improved comfort by users, reduced demand for energy and thus reduced operational expenses”, stresses Maciej Kotarski, lease director at the Olivia Business Centre. “Such a high assessment of Olivia Six is another proof that the Olivia Business Centre offers office space of top available quality,” he adds.

BREEAM, a multi-criterion assessment system of quality and environmental impact of buildings is one of top standards in the property sector in Europe and globally. In assessing building quality, multiple metrics are taken into account such as energy efficiency, quality of the internal environment, standards of the construction process, type of applied materials or access by transport. Points are awarded in ten core categories: energy, materials, health and well-being, waste, pollution, water, transport, site development and ecology, management and innovations. Excellent is the second highest grade in the BREEAM system which certifies now over 80% of all buildings in Poland. Thus, it means that investors and develops have much trust in BREEAM.

Olivia Six was granted the BREEAM Excellent certificate inter alia for the advanced technical solutions, including system ensuring comprehensive control of the building in daily operation and top-quality materials. Six also stands out with a modern façade, central ventilation units provided with heat pumps and a green roof ensuring water retention and use of rain water to feed the greenery. The certification process has also appreciated the management of the construction process, providing for restrictive ecological requirements and recycling of materials, and support of qualified experts in selecting the technical solutions. Also, the users’ welfare was taken into account, including close distances to urban transportation, a developed infrastructure for cyclists (parking lots, access roads, change rooms with showers, bike repair stations) or charging stations of electric cars.

“BREEAM Excellent “Final” is a crown of the extremely demanding and time-consuming certification process. The higher grade, finally received by Olivia Six, means that the requirements concerning the building have not only been complied with but exceeded,” stresses Karolina Michalak from the development section of the Olivia Business Centre.

More on Olivia Six

Olivia Six has 18 stories (including 3 underground). The office building offers over 17 thousand square metres of office space. The main lobby was made in the form of a large chess board of black and milky stone. The generally accessible lobby looks like an English club library. From the middle-level stories of the building there is a view of the Gulf of Gdańsk and one of the oldest and most green districts of Gdańsk – Oliwa.

Olivia Six was designed by BJK Architekci, a design company from Gdynia. The certification process was carried out with the support of Sweco Consulting. In its pre-certification in 2015, Olivia Six received a note of 75.10%. In its final grade, Six received 78.6%.

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