Since 2021 All office buildings of Globe Trade Centre are powered by renewable energy sources. Green energy used in the properties is certified by guarantees of origin. With sustainable electricity running through 16 office buildings, including Aeropark Business Centre in Warsaw and Korona Office Complex in Cracow, GTC aims to reduce its carbon footprint and commits to ensure affordable and clean energy in all its facilities, as announced recently in the Group’s 2020 ESG report.
GTC is taking another step towards the sustainable reinvention of its portfolio. Following its responsible construction and development strategy, Globe Trade Centre is taking action to deliver upon its commitments regarding affordable and clean energy. Recently the company has completed the green certification process for all its buildings in Poland, switching 16 offices to run on sustainable energy. The electricity supply has a so-called guarantee of origin, i.e. a certificate confirming that it was obtained from renewable sources.
“We treat the improvement of our properties with great responsibility, implementing effective solutions that minimize the environmental impact of our operations. We are not stopping: after achieving LEED and BREEAM certification in all our properties in Poland, we “switched” them to green energy, with further steps planned ahead. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of our specialists and fruitful cooperation with external partners, we have significantly advanced the standard of our office buildings, allowing us to decrease their emissions for the benefit of the environment” – says Grzegorz Strutyński, Country Manager for GTC in Poland.
In all its activities Globe Trade Centre is guided by the idea of being both a responsible company and a good neighbour for the communities it co-creates. Recently the company as the first commercial developer in Central and Eastern Europe has published its first-ever ESG report, summarising the Group’s 25 years of activity in six real estate markets. GTC’s long-standing commitment to improve its operations on multiple levels goes hand in hand with the ESG commitments. The company acts holistically to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), following the United Nations 2030 agenda. Globe Trade Centre provides energy-efficient solutions in most of its buildings, including modern water saving, heating and ventilation systems, as well as sustainably sourced materials. The company pays particular attention to make sure the applied technologies have appropriate certificates and approvals. On top of that, the developer puts extra emphasis on promoting healthy lifestyle and building sustainable habits among its tenants, such as cycling to work or commuting by public transport. To achieve that goal, all GTC’s developments are designed to be perfectly intertwined with main transport arteries and cycling paths. In this way, GTC continuously enhances the infrastructure and upgrades its facilities with tenant comfort in mind.
More information about GTC’s Green Bonds Framework and sustainable development strategy can found in the Group’s 2020 ESG report available at www.esg.gtc.com.pl/en.