Business Centre UNIQ in Vilnius is the first new office building awarded the top certificate in Lithuania and in the Baltic States. UNIQ Business Centre was developed, designed and built in compliance with the international LEED environmental certification standards. A sole tenant, namely, Danske Bank IT service centre in Lithuania (DGITL), leased the entire area.
“LEED Platinum certificate demonstrates our long-term and responsible approach to the real estate development and management business,” says Kęstutis Vedeckis, Managing Director of Vastint Lithuania. “In compliance with highest environmental requirements, we aim to contribute to the mitigation of adverse environmental impact caused by industry. We took into consideration the parts that are most susceptible to energy consumption or can have a different adverse environmental impact as early as in the design stage, and tried to minimise such effects. We are happy to have our efforts awarded with the top platinum certificate.”
UNIQ Business Centre was certified by the Swedish company WSP Sverige AB. The building was evaluated considering environmental impact of the construction process and construction materials, ensurance of sustainable use of resources, creation of healthy environment in the building and reduced transport pollution. “UNIQ deserved the award of a Platinum certificate. Developers implemented many factors that protect the environment,” added Oliver Pearce, LEED consultant from WSP Sverige AB.
The LEED Platinum certificate was received considering the possibilities for the use of the land plot, its integrity in urban systems, namely, public transportation and accessibility, environmental criteria of the land plot, such as bicycle storage and changing rooms, “green” roof, innovative water consumption reduction technologies, water collection in the land plot, energy consumption efficiency, the use of regional materials and construction waste, innovation of indoor climate control systems and design innovation.