J8 Office Park – the building with the cleanest air in Bucharest declared “Aiming for Net Zero Building of the Year” and “SEE Office Building of the Year”
Portland Trust won two awards at this year’s Central & Eastern European Quality Awards held in Warsaw and attended by over 700 delegates from throughout the region.
The first award of the evening was the “Aiming for Net Zero Building of the Year” which was won by J8 Office Park in Bucharest, constructed by Bogart, and completed by Portland in October 2021. The building is highly efficient with innovative HVAC and MEP technology and has set new standards in the office sector.
The second award was “SEE Office Building of the Year” which was picked up by Robert Neale, founder and managing director of Portland Trust who said: “many thanks to the Portland team, our architects Chapman Taylor, MEP designers Cundall, Erste Bank Vienna our debt financing bank and Ares Corporation our long-term equity partner. It is a great building which has raised the bar in terms of health & safety, ventilation, and wellness”.
Positioned in the North-Western part of Bucharest, just a few minutes from the Jiului metro station and the Expoziţiei - Piața Presei area, J8 Office Park was the first office building to incorporate the latest technologies in health and reduced carbon footprint, being certified with BREEAM Outstanding and Well Health and Safety. The project has reached a new level of performance in terms of working environment and ESG standards, with exceptional air quality close to the hygienic requirements of the medical industry.
The complete CEEQA 2022 winners list is available at http://www.ceeqa.com/2022/winners-enclosure.
About Portland Trust
Portland Trust has been an active developer in Romania and Czech Republic for nearly 25 years. It focuses on the development of efficient commercial buildings using the latest technology and local materials where possible. Portland has completed over 850,000 sqm of new space primarily in the office, light industrial, retail and more recently green energy sectors.