Renault Bucharest Connected
Renault Bucharest Connected is the new home of the international car manufacturer, Groupe Renault Romania. The eight-story headquarters building includes ample office space, a showroom for Renault automobiles, an amphitheater, restaurant, medical office and gym.
The building features two large atriums that allow natural light into the office and a façade with high-performance thermal glass to minimize heat loss in the winter. These design features, combined with an energy-efficient boiler and energy-saving lighting, contribute to the building’s efficiency. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures and a rainwater harvesting system reduce the building’s water use.
Globalworth, the investor of the project, is a leading real estate company in Central and Eastern Europe that acquires, develops and manages commercial assets. They’re dedicated to building a more environmentally-friendly real estate portfolio with over 70 percent of properties certified green. Renault Bucharest Connected is a part of their growing portfolio of offices that have been certified green.
Renault Bucharest Connected has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation for roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, variable frequency drives in AHUs and speed drive pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, high-efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, air economizers during favorable outdoor conditions, energy-saving lighting for internal and external spaces, and occupancy sensors in bathrooms, conferences and closed cabins.
Low-flow faucets in the bathrooms, dual-flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and a rainwater harvesting system.
Plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls and aluminum profile cladding on external walls.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.