Bucharest: U•Center 2 achieves LEED v4 Platinum certification

Our client Forte Partners has just announced that the Chapman Taylor-designed U•Center 2 office building in Bucharest has achieved LEED v4 Platinum certification.

LEED v4 Platinum certification was awarded a score of 88 to U•Center 2 following evaluation against eight criteria, namely location and transportation, project sustainability, water efficiency, energy, and climate efficiency, materials and resources used, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priority.

The U•Center 2 office building, boasts an impressive Gross Leasable Area (GLA) of 35,000 square metres, reached completion in August. This achievement comes two years after the commencement of construction on the second phase of the U•Center project, located in the Tineretului area of Bucharest.

The first phase of the U•Center project was finalised in the third quarter of 2021 and is now fully occupied by esteemed clients such as Booking Holdings, Endava, Lensa, Up Romania, BT, Neuroaxis, DCS plus. In November 2022, the first phase was acquired by Pavăl Holding, signifying a testament to its value in the market.

Notably, the first phase of the project achieved the coveted LEED Platinum certification with a score of 85, one of the highest ratings in Romania for LEED v4, and the WELL Health & Safety certification. In February 2023, it also secured the WELL Platinum certification with a score of 91, the highest in Romania at the time.

The U•Center project, comprising both U•Center 1 and U•Center 2, has not only enhanced the business community in the Tineretului area but also transformed it into a vital business hub, contributing to the local economy and the well-being of the community.

This new U•Center 2 certification reaffirms this office complex as a pioneering development in the Romanian real estate landscape, reflecting carbon reduction, smart water use and reuse, waste management, green transportation, biodiversity, health and wellness, and adaptability to the evolving needs of the modern business world.

Igor Bergmann (Ing. Arch.)

Associate Director, 布拉格

Igor joined Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio in 2000 and is responsible for key projects in the wider region, primarily for projects in Romania.

He has completed several major office projects in Prague and Bucharest, as well as retail and leisure centres in Romania.

Igor has extensive experience throughout all design stages and also as the client’s representative, monitoring design quality and making regular site inspections during the construction stages.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Masterplan / Design

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