SkyTower, the tallest office building in Romania, has received the Gold DGNB certification for sustainable buildings, following the assessment by ÖGNI (the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management).
The SkyTower Gold certification is issued for the Blue Building category and the assessment process was carried out in accordance with the European quality certification system DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council). This certification system aims to assess the sustainability of buildings’ environmental impact throughout their life cycle.
The SkyTower office building was evaluated according to the DGNB system considering six main areas: ecology, economy, socio-cultural and functional aspects, technology, processes, and location. Following the audit, SkyTower was awarded the Gold - Blue Building sustainability level, marking notable performances for integrated approach of operations, especially the technological aspect, the building ecology and the savings achieved in the operation process.
“After nine years since its inauguration, SkyTower continues to demonstrate the functionality of this building’s visionary concept. We are honoured by this certification that further highlights our ongoing efforts to reduce the impact on the environment, with long-term focus. These results reflect consistent investment projects for development and reduction of resource consumption, but also our constant care for our community,” said Bernd Steingruber, Chief Technical Officer at RPHI Romania – the company that manages and owns SkyTower.
Prior to this certification, in June 2021, SkyTower also received the LEED Platinum certification for Operations and Maintenance (O+M), which certifies buildings for best practices and measures environmental achievements during operations and maintenance.