The process was conducted by Colliers International, which is also the property manager of the building.
“Metropolitan received the certificate previously, but due to the change in its ownership it was necessary to renew the documents acknowledging its ecological standards. This time Metropolitan underwent the newer version of the certificate – BREEAM In-Use International – and hence was subjected to an even more rigorous assessment, improving its score since last year. This is the result of the investment and changes introduced by the new owner during the last year,” explains Andrzej Gutowski, a green building certification expert at Colliers International. The improvements include the heating and cooling of the car park space using air from the office space.
“Since taking over the management of the property we have carried out a detailed cost analysis. We wanted to improve the efficiency of the building while optimising the costs. The certification process helped to save energy consumption and limit the use of natural resources. In addition, we have significantly reduced the operational costs of the building,” claims Łukasz Orzechowski, Colliers’ property manager for the building. Metropolitan is now owned by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) and was designed by Sir Norman Foster.