It will be a super energy-efficient and the most green office building in Central-Eastern Europe. Being built from the 1st of january, Atrium 1 already has 4 underground levels, which have been created through Suspended Ceiling method. The building, to be recieved on the junction of years 2013 and 2014, is going to offer it's lessees an area of 18 000 m2.
The developer, Skanska Property Poland, is the first to use a geothermal cooling and heating system in a Warsaw's building ( the installed probes shall circulate water, depending on the time of year a source of either heat or chill). Geoterm's functioning will be possible thanks to photovoltanic cells installed on the roof. Few other European buildings have similar systems functioning. Skanski will be using half the energy other buildings meeting Polish standards do.
Another interesting solution is a tank for gray water (water resulted from hand washing) and rain water, which after a preliminary filtering shall be used for flushing the toilets, as well as water saving fittings and toilets and waterless urinals. As a result it expects to save 7 370 500 litres of water throughout a year.
Environment-friendly solutions used in Atrium 1 consist among else of a double facade with external blinds, which prevent the building from overheating, application of triple-glass windows which keep the heat inside and the aforementioned photovoltanic cells, which will allow to generate electricity from sunlight.
Atrium 1 has already been pre-certificated in the balanced building's grading system LEED on the highest, platinum level. The building's design has been created by Biuro Projektów Kazimierski i Ryba Sp.J. , and it's general contractor is Skanska S.A. Skanska Property Poland is responsible for the building's commercialization.