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Cushman & Wakefield Echinox coordinated the LEED certification process of Globalworth Tower Center International, the fourth-tallest office project in Bucharest

Bucharest, May 2024: Cushman & Wakefield Echinox coordinated the LEED certification process for Globalworth Tower Center International (TCI), one of the most iconic buildings in Bucharest, serving more than 2,000 occupants. The certification, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes the implementation of measures to create a healthy, energy and cost-efficient workspace.

Globalworth Tower Center International, located in the CBD area of Bucharest, is the fourth-tallest office project, operational since 2012. The project, with an area of 22,500 sq. m, fully leased,  is part of the Globalworth’s portfolio, the largest office owner in Romania.

Mihnea Cristescu, Project Manager and sustainability specialist within Project Management department Cushman & Wakefield Echinox: “Considering the fact that Globalworth Tower Center  was undergoing an extensive retrofitting process, we tailored the certification strategy to include a blend of the existing characteristics which already ensured high sustainability score (e.g. location, transportation and site categories) and other aspects that needed upgrade (e.g. building services), so that the asset corresponds to the latest certification standard demands.”

LEED is a green building rating system, that provides the framework for creating healthy, highly efficient and cost-effective green buildings. Globalworth Tower Center International provides efficient, comfortable and sustainable office spaces that save energy, water and resources, generate less waste and support occupant well-being. This reduces operational costs, increases productivity and contributes to employee retention.

LEED-certified buildings are critical to addressing climate change and meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities. LEED is a holistic system that doesn’t simply focus on one building element, such as energy, water or health. Instead, it looks at the big picture, factoring in all critical elements that work together to create the best building possible.

The goal of LEED is to create better buildings that reduce contribution to global climate change, enhance individual human health, protect and restore water resources, protect and enhance biodiversity
and ecosystem services, promote sustainable and regenerative material cycles, and enhance community quality of life.

Cushman & Wakefield Echinox’s Project Management department provides a wide range of construction services, namely the management, coordination, and supervision of fit-out projects (office, retail, residential, mixed-use, industrial and logistics) together with the design team, consultants and entrepreneurs for all the main stages of the project.

Tenants and real estate owners are increasingly willing to invest in space efficiency measures, given the requirements according to different standards, namely BREEAM, LEED or WELL, even if a green certification process involves higher construction costs. In this regard, the Project Management department has offered consultancy services for achieving these certifications related to both office projects and industrial parks.

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