On February 12, Energy business centre hosted a business breakfast devoted to the subject of LEED for the modern business space. The breakfast was organized by the MEETING! business club and Zarechie Club property management company.
The agenda included a discussion titled “Innovative solutions for business centres: expensive toys or a necessity for a modern workspace”. Anastasia Pekutko, Commercial Director of AIRPORTCITY St. Petersburg took part in it.
In her speech, Anastasia Pekutko mentioned that energy-efficient technologies have been part of AIRPORTCITY St. Petersburg since the very beginning of the project. A good example of this kind of solution is a stylobate section with a greened roof connecting all the towers of the complex. This technology both reduces utility bills and extends the service life of the roof.
“Energy-saving technologies implemented in the first stage buildings of the business centre did not use to be so popular among our partners, but today we start noticing that our tenants are getting increasingly interested in the international certification of premises and buildings. We must look to the future and anticipate the ways, in which modern technologies will influence the profitability and attractiveness of the project and the comfort of office employees. Certified facilities are going to be increasingly popular”, – stated Anastasia Pekutko. She also added that the new business building of AIRPORTCITY St. Petersburg, the Avior Tower, is going to conform to all LEED certificate technical requirements from its outset.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a globally recognized mark of ecological building excellence. Independent reviewers certify commercial real estate buildings according to their energy modeling, water consumption, microclimate, waste and emission volume, environmental friendliness and quality of construction materials. As of today, only 9 buildings in St. Petersburg have received LEED certificates. The total number of internationally certified facilities in the Northern Capital is 15, which is about 10 % of the total figure in Russia.All news