The recent visit of Kay Killmann, Managing Director of GBCI Europe, was an opportunity for us to showcase our track record of sustainable developments in the Greek real estate market and the reason that made Charalambos Giannikopoulos, CEO of DCarbon, to suggest considering DIMAND as a candidate for the European Greenbuild Leadership Awards. It is an honour for us to be considered eligible for an award which recognizes exceptional organizations and individuals at the forefront of the green building movement and which has been initially introduced during the Greenbuild Europe Conference in April 2018.
Starting from the use of passive design strategies, our unrestrained commitment to secure better solutions for our clients seizing the challenges of the Greek recession, has led us to make change an opportunity! The green roof of the SHOP & TRADE Office Complex and our next more holistic approach at the TAVROS Office Complex, where we added high-efficiency mechanical equipment, which helped the property later on obtaining LEED O+M certification to the Platinum level are bright examples of our best practices within the ‘Green building – sustainability’ global movement.
During the tough years in the Greek real-estate market we developed the KARELA OFFICE PARK building, the first LEED Gold level certified building in Greece! Furthermore, we redeveloped the OTE Estate Kerameikos building, which was certified last year by the GBCI to LEED Gold level.
In 2018 a few of our most important developments are to receive LEED certification. The line-up includes the new ANANGEL maritime headquarters aiming for the Platinum level, the NERATZIOTISSA office building (due in 2019) and the COSMOTE TV and PIRAEUS PORT PLAZA 1 projects, all aiming for LEED certification to the Gold level.
We continue to lead the local market by introducing the first projects aiming for LEED certification on a campus level as part of the PIRAEUS PORT PLAZA developments and by taking sustainability into the operational level, registering the first project in Greece for Parksmart certification.