Another Auchan Korzó earned the BREEAM In-Use certification
Nhood Services Hungary Kft., the company that operates Auchan Korzós, has obtained the world's best-known international green building certification for both Auchan Korzó Dunakeszi and Auchan Korzó Soroksár.
Sustainability is playing an increasingly crucial role in construction, and today buildings must meet a number of energy efficiency requirements. New, energy-efficient technologies are emerging and renewable energy sources are becoming more and more important.
In this changing and increasingly conscious market environment, Nhood Services Hungary, a mixed real estate services company, considers it essential to play its role in creating a more liveable future and more sustainable cities, and therefore places particular emphasis on social and environmental responsibility. The company that also operates Auchan Korzós, takes into account the social, environmental and economic impacts of its operations in all its activities and strives to develop the environment in a responsible way for future generations.
An excellent measure of this commitment is the BREEAM certificate, the world's most recognized voluntary assessment method, which assesses buildings for sustainability and makes them internationally comparable. The certificate allows buildings to be assessed throughout their entire life cycle, with separate categories for new build, refurbished and existing buildings.
Nhood, operating in 10 countries, is also committed to demonstrating its credibility as a leader in environmentally responsible real estate development to its customers and business partners internationally. This is why it has its new and existing buildings certified through BREEAM in all its member countries.
An important milestone in the classification process for buildings already in use is that two Auchan Korzós have now been awarded the BREEAM In-Use "Very Good" certificate. Both Auchan Korzó Dunakeszi and Auchan Korzó Soroksár are equipped with energy-efficient LED lights, selective waste collection, low water consumption sanitary ware and complex energy management systems. In addition, both sites are surrounded by species-rich vegetation and green lawns, while the parking area offers bicycle storage and electric car charging facilities for environmentally conscious transport modes.
The company's long-term plans include obtaining the BREEAM In-Use certification for all the Auchan Korzós over the next few years. Commenting on the certification process, Balázs Gábosy, Director of Business Development, Sales and Operations of Nhood Services Hungary said the following:
"Nhood is committed to making a positive impact on both society and the planet, while creating economic value, both in the shopping centers it currently manages and in the mixed-use properties it will develop in the future. An indicator of this positive impact is a certification such as BREEAM. In addition to that, we have several projects in the pipeline – that are not real estate development in the classical sense - where the primary concern is to preserve the environment and strengthen the link between nature and people."