Prologis Leads with First Top BREEAM Award in Czech Republic
Prague (6 June 2017) – Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced that its 33,700 square metre build-to-suit facility for Czech sports retailer Sportisimo at Prologis Park Prague-Rudna is the first logistics facility in the Czech Republic and only the second such building in Central and Eastern Europe to receive BREEAM’s highest accreditation rating.
BREEAM, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for infrastructure and building projects, awards an Outstanding rating for a score of greater than 85 percent on a development’s performance in several core categories such as governance, land use and ecology, resources and energy, social and economic well-being, transport and movement, and innovation.
Completed earlier this year, Building 18 received a final BREEAM score of 88.1 percent, reflecting a design that not only includes the use of environmentally friendly materials but which also provides significant operational savings. Daily drinking water consumption has been cut by 56 percent, while primary energy consumption has been reduced by 20 percent beyond strictest regulations.
All energy output is continuously controlled by the most modern measuring systems, while water supply is equipped with leak detection systems.
“This accreditation is testament to the innovation, quality and attention to detail that Prologis brings to the design and construction of all its developments,” says David Jakes, senior project manager, Prologis Czech Republic. “Working closely at all times with Sportisimo, Prologis was able to meet the customer’s specific requirements and deliver a new state-of-the-art facility that enhances the well-being of the people who work there and provides major cost savings.”
The distribution centre for Sportisimo comprises two rectangular halls attached to an existing building from each side. A sustainable approach was applied during the construction period, imposing strict requirements to avoid any pollution or health and safety threats, choosing building materials based on life-cycle cost analysis and minimizing the amount of waste generated by reusing and recycling a large share of it.
The interior was designed with a special focus on providing comfort for all the users of the facility, with thermal control, natural light and fresh air delivered by ventilation utilizing natural air, and noise mitigation. The environmentally friendly aspects of the development are also reflected in its surroundings: large outdoor areas for biodiverse greenery and habitats.
Located off the D5 highway, 20 minutes from Prague’s city centre, Prologis Park Prague-Rudna comprises 18 buildings totalling 213,000 square metres of state-of-the-art distribution space.
Prologis is a leading provider of distribution facilities in the Czech Republic with more than one million square metres of logistics and industrial space (as of 31 March, 2017).
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of September 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 670 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
The statements in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which Prologis operates, management’s beliefs and assumptions made by management. Such statements involve uncertainties that could significantly impact Prologis’ financial results. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future — including statements relating to rent and occupancy growth, development activity and changes in sales or contribution volume of properties, disposition activity, general conditions in the geographic areas where we operate, our debt and financial position, our ability to form new co-investment ventures and the availability of capital in existing or new co-investment ventures — are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although we believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained and therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may affect outcomes and results include, but are not limited to: (i) national, international, regional and local economic climates, (ii) changes in financial markets, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, (iii) increased or unanticipated competition for our properties, (iv) risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions and development of properties, (v) maintenance of real estate investment trust (“REIT”) status and tax structuring, (vi) availability of financing and capital, the levels of debt that we maintain and our credit ratings, (vii) risks related to our investments in our co-investment ventures and funds, including our ability to establish new co-investment ventures and funds, (viii) risks of doing business internationally, including currency risks, (ix) environmental uncertainties, including risks of natural disasters, and (x) those additional factors discussed in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Prologis under the heading “Risk Factors.” Prologis undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this document.
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Prologis Central & Eastern Europe
Direct: +48 22 218 36 56
Email: [email protected]&
PR Director, ConTrust Communication
Direct: + 48 605 073 929
E-mail: [email protected]