Skanska Property Czech Republic, an experienced developer of commercial real estate properties, has announced that its office building Nordica Ostrava was awarded the best building structure in the Czech Energy and Ecological Project 2008 competition set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. Expert jury awarded Nordica Ostrava office building in the category of "Low energy and passive buildings of investors in Czech Republic".
Nordica Ostrava is the first office building in Czech Republic with EC GreenBuilding certification for energy efficiency.
The goal of the competition is to present energy efficient and passive buildings and projects in the field of energetics, which significantly improve the energy efficiency and utilization of energy sources and contribute to the improvement of the environment in the Czech Republic.
Personal patronage over the competition Czech Energy and Ecology Project was given by
* Prime Minister Jan Fischer
* Minister of the Environment Ladislav Miko
* Chairman of The Energy Regulatory Office Josef Fiřt
* Rector of ČVUT Václav Havlíček
* Chairman of ČKAIT Pavel Křeček
* Director of SFP Petr těpánek.
"We have been focusing on energy efficiency of buildings and on energy efficient technical solutions in building maintenance and optimization of energy costs for many years. Nordica Ostrava is certified as EC GreenBuilding and we are very proud to receive the Czech Energy and Ecological Project of 2008 award" said CEO of Skanska Property Czech Republic Rikard Henriksson, and adds: We will continue to focus on energy saving solutions for all our future project since it is of benefit both for our tenants and the environment.
Nordica Ostrava is the first office building in Czech Republic with EC GreenBuilding certification for energy efficiency. The building, that is designed to have 30% lower energy consumption than required by the Czech norms, was completed in Q1 2009. The seven-floor property with rentable area of approximately 12,000 m² of high-quality and flexible designed A-class offices has two underground garage floors and restaurant on the ground floor. The location in the periphery of the historical core center of Ostrava, between the Českobratrská and Soukenická streets, provides perfect connection to both public transport and main roads connection.