Skanska's City Green Court is first LEED Platinum Pre-certified building in Czech Republic (CZ)

Skanska proudly announces that the new office project City Green Court in Prague has received LEED Platinum Pre-certification, the highest level of the latest version of LEED. City Green Court is the first office project in the Czech Republic and the first Skanska office project in Europe to achieve this. The redesign of an existing project aims to be the greenest office building in Prague.

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City Green Court.

Since the acquisition in spring 2010, the original design of City Green Court made by New York architect studio Richard Meier & Partners was modified according to Skanska requirements in order to achieve the highest level of LEED certification. The project gained maximum number of points in sustainable sites, water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality categories of LEED rating.

"Skanska is strongly committed to promote green construction to new levels and to increase the number of green and LEED-certified projects in the Czech Republic," says Britta Cesar, Managing Director of Skanska Property Czech Republic, and continues: "We are proud to achieve the LEED platinum Pre-certification and to contribute to growing interest in green, modern and flexible office space that offers a stimulation work environment. This adds value for both investors and tenants."

City Green Court is currently being built in the well-established business district of Prague 4 – Pankrác with an excellent accessibility and a wide range of services and amenities in the area. The eight-story building will offer approximately 16,400 m² of total gross leasable office space around an impressive atrium. City Green Court will be completed in the first quarter of 2012.

"City Green Court's LEED Platinum pre-certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," says Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council. "The urgency of USGBC's mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and the City Green Court project serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish."

The LEED Platinum Pre-certification of City Green Court has been based on a number of green design and construction features and innovations that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include for example: sophisticated lighting system employing occupancy and daylight sensors, high-efficiency fixtures, green roof, high efficient irrigation system, and impressive closed atrium utilizing natural ventilation.

Source: ACCEDO Czech Republic and Slovakia Communications s.r.o.

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