As the previous project, Floreasca Park, winner of many international prizes, Oregon Park will be positioned above the current market standards, by implementing some of the most performing sustainability and energetic efficiency measures today.
Named after one of the “greenest” American states, where the city of Portland is also situated, the project Oregon Park is placed in the most dynamic office area in Bucharest, Floreasca– Barbu Văcărescu, and will include three buildings on an area of 69,342 sq. m. The construction of the first two buildings started in the autumn of 2014, with a rentable area of 44,723 sq. m. The A building will have 20,104 sq. m rentable area and it is fully occupied by Oracle, while the B building will have 24,619 sq. m.
The buildings are designed following the BREEAM recommendations (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) for the “Excellent” award, already received by Floreasca Park. „We offer substance, not just marketing. We are not just declaring ourselves green, but we deliver cost reduction solutions much above the market’s standards. As in Floreasca Park, the energy consumption for cooling and heating the buildings will be with 40 pct lower than of any other similar A class construction”, has declared Florin Furdui, Country Manager Portland Trust.
„There are many ways to look for the environment, but Oregon focuses on the energy consumption reduction through practical and sustainable measures. Actually, our buildings will have a geothermal system of heating pumps, elevators with intelligent destination control system (DCS), last generation LED lighting, both in the offices and in the rest of the areas – parking, common parts, best quality glass facades ensuring the best ratio of light and thermal transfer. Combined, all these elements will significantly decrease the utilities costs of the future tenants, but also on the common spaces, generating a very efficient total exploitation cost. Benefiting from generous green area, with ergonomic design, Oregon Park will be a comfortable work environment, nature friendly, as well as very cost efficient”, Florin Furdui added.
The geothermal system use the earth’s temperature by deep wells which foster the installation ensuring the transfer between the earth and the building’s interior, diminishing the cooling and heating costs and the carbon print. This technology was implemented for the first time in an office complex in Romania at Floreasca Park, winner of the Greenest office building in Bucharest awarded by Central and Eastern European Quality Awards (CEEQA), and the Office Development of the Year awarded by EuropaProperty SEE Real Estate Awards Gala & Forum Romania.
Future tenants will benefit from fast access towards the city centre, residential districts and airport through three boulevards arde - Calea Floreasca, Barbu Văcărescu and Nicolae Caramfil – but also to recreation zones or to Promenada Mall, and will have several public transportation means, including two metro stations. The height of the buildings will include two underground floors, ground floor and six upper floors, in order to keep all the qualities of a less crowded office park, with large green areas and relaxation zones. As there are no other buildings in the close vicinity, all spaces will have a very good natural light.
The first two buildings will have nearly 600 parking places in the two underground levels and nearly 100 places above the ground. Both buildings will feature electrical power sockets for electric cars and bicycle racks, covered and secured with cards, offering complete services for alternative transportations means.
The completion of the works at A and B buildings is scheduled for July 2016. (Source: Portland Trust)