First Industrial Property Awarded BREEAM In-Use Excellent Certification in Hungary
The Rating is an Important Recognition for CTP Portfolio.
In line with its commitment to sustainability, environmental friendliness and high quality, CTP has been working to reduce energy consumption for years. The company has won a great recognition recently with its industrial property CTPark Budapest West BIA2 awarded BREEAM In-Use „Excellent” rating.
BREEAM In-Use is a science-based sustainability certification. It certifies that CTP is able to monitor the performance of its facilities to assess, manage, track and improve the operation of its asset portfolio. “Excellent” is the highest rating ever awarded to an industrial property in Hungary. It has only been granted to a few high-end office buildings before. Currently, two buildings at two different CTP industrial parks hold a BIU certification (CTPark Tatabánya and CTPark Budapest West, Biatorbágy), but new additions are in the pipeline.
CTP Invest and BRE, developer and operator of BREEAM certifications, signed an industry-first strategic partnership agreement for the implementation of the BREEAM In-Use International rating last year. Under this partnership, CTP plans to have all 300 facilities of its portfolio in 6 countries BREEAM In-Use certified by 2020.
“The certification process requires long-term effort and investment on our side as these certifications need to be renewed every year. Nevertheless, we believe that BREEAM In-Use is worth the effort. CTP Hungary is committed to energy efficient and sustainable operation also to the benefit of its tenants, and we believe that all the players of the commercial market share the same view. Joint action and joint projects by BRE and CTP Invest enable us to complete the certification process of our buildings in a faster and more efficient way,” said Rudolf Nemes, Country Manager of CTP Hungary.
CTP’s commitment is demonstrated by the fact that, encouraged by the findings of comprehensive energy consumption studies and pilots, it fully shifted to LED technology years ago. It constructs and upgrades its industrial parks with environmental impact in mind and makes special effort to create as many green spaces around its properties as possible.