(Vienna, 16-11-2017) Sustainability is a crucial component for the UBM Group at every stage of the value chain. Yesterday UBM was awarded DGNB certificates for sustainable building for six of its project developments.
The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI) have certified several of the UBM Group’s property developments for meeting their performance requirements, which include conserving natural resources, minimising life-cycle costs and promoting health and safety. The awards were presented on Wednesday evening by ÖGNI President Dr. Andreas Köttl as part of the ÖGNI Founder Day. Developments on the Quartier Belvedere Central project in Vienna were awarded a full three certificates: the hotel project in QBC 5, operated by Novotel and IBIS, won DGNB Platinum certification; the office developments QBC 1 and 2 gained DGNB Platinum pre-certification. The projects stood out for factors including their construction, sustainable water use concepts, and energy efficiency.
“We are very pleased to have received these forward-looking awards. A sustainable approach to construction and operations is a priority for us in every one of our real estate developments”, said Martin Löcker, COO of UBM Development AG.
Gold and Platinum for hotel developments in Germany
Three hotels for the IHG Group in Germany also received the DGNB and LEED seals in Gold. The Holiday Inn Express “Klosterstraße” in Berlin and Gateway Gardens in Frankfurt were awarded the DGNB Gold certificate, while the hotel in Frankfurt also received LEED Gold certification. The Holiday Inn Express Munich City West was judged to be particularly outstanding; the project was awarded DGBN Platinum. In addition to the highest standards of technical quality, such as the fireproofing, soundproofing and thermal insulation, as well as the ease of maintaining and dismantling the property, an important role was played by the process quality from the planning phase through to preparing for operations.
UBM Development AG is the leading hotel developer in Europe. The strategic focus is on the three clearly defined asset classes Hotel, Office and Residential and the three core markets of Germany, Austria and Poland. With 144 years of experience, UBM focuses on its core competency – developing real estate. UBM has been listed on the prime market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since August 2016. www.ubm.at
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