The first phase of the office project Alchemia in Gdańsk, got the pre-certificate LEED at the beginning of 2012 . Nowadays, the same accolade was awarded to the second phase. The certificate is granted by the American organization US Green Building Council and confirms inter alia the building of the object with using energy-saving, proecological solutions. Alchemia reached the highest possible level in this system - Platinum, winning 89 points on possible 100 points.
The green building is opportunity to answer to the most essential challenges in our times, such as global climat changes, dependence on unbalanced and cost sources of energy and threats for the human health, as comments Rick Fedrizzi, the chairperson, chief executive officer and the founder of U.S. Green Building Council. Innovatory building projects, such as Alchemia, are the basic driving force of the green movement in the building.
First stage of Alchemy will be given into use in October 2013 and then the process connected with obtainment of the final certificate will begin.The second stage of this office project got the highest result in this system in Poland.
The obtainment of such high result, during the process of LEED certification was possible thanks to experiences gained during projecting and building of first stage of Alchemia, ad well as thanks to the engagement of suitably trained projecs team and LEED consultant with wide, international experience, as highlights Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys,who is from the studio APA Wojciechowski, which is responsible for the architectural project.
Many analyses and tests were conducted to optimize the costs, with simultaneous saving the high standard of the object. In the case of the first phase, was conducted inter alia dynamic energetic simulation of the building on the 3D model. During the whole realization of the project, it was focused on the use and the implementation LEED foundations.
Though the changes of climate are global problem, innovative companies, such as Torus, by local workings support its solution. – as says Rick Fedrizzi, from USGBC. Agnes Vorbrodt, LEED AP BD+C, the owner of VvS | Architects & Consultants company, member of LEED International Roundtable and LEED consultant for both projects, adds: It is extremely essential and exactly realizes the new LEED motto, which is applied in 135 countries and is the best recognizable system of building certification in the world.
The LEED certification LEED for Alchemia I and II may confirm both the prestige of investment, as well as shows that Torus company is in the avant-garde of contemporarily comprehension of building. the comprehended building.
The process of applying for LEED certificate in case of Alchemia is widely talked over in the publication Vade mecum- Green ideology and Practice, published by e-biurowce.pl team.