"The local real estate market has grown significantly over the last years in terms of sustainability and we are from this point of view at the level of other countries in the region, whether we are talking about the Czech Republic, Slovakia or Poland and Hungary. We are already witnessing a shift towards a higher level of sustainability that emphasizes not only the highest levels of energy performance, but also the implementation of new technologies and the creation of a working environment that emphasizes the well-being of employees", explains Răzvan Nica , managing director of BuildGreen.

Thus, obtaining a sustainable certification under the BREEAM and LEED rules has become a practice in the segment of office buildings and large shopping centers.
Many project owners already completed aim to obtain In-Use Sustainability certification, willing to cope with the competition of new projects on the market, most of them having green components or even certifications.

The next step will be of implementing the sustainable development principles on the first sustainable residential projects. At this point, there are already several projects that have obtained such certification from internal authorities, and the next period will also bring the first BREEAM or LEED international certifications.

The increase in the number of mixed real estate projects will also be achieved through community-type certifications, which can benefit from the milestones of the master plans, resulting in extensive communities where housing, professional, commercial and recreational components are harmoniously combined, a successful business model.

The near future will bring more and more sustainable projects to the logistics and industrial segments - an example for this is the LEED-certified Arcelik factory.  (source: businesscover.ro)