We are delighted to announce that the buildings at Tartu maantee 80 and 80D in Fahle Park are now certified as ‘BREEAM Outstanding’. This is the first time when such a recognition has been awarded not only in Estonia but in the Baltic countries.
BREEAM Outstanding is the highest level of a green certificate which is among the best-known in Europe. It is aimed at recognising the environmental sustainability of a building and the well-being of persons working there.
The process of BREEAM certification includes assessment of buildings on the basis of broad-based methodology, taking into consideration nine different categories, which include the well-being of users, energy efficiency, transport, sustainability, diversity of green areas, use of resources, etc.
In our design, we took into consideration the principles of sustainability, and Margit Aule, co-partner in LUMIA, prepared an adaptivity strategy, which was attached to the application. Particularly worth highlighting are the options for regulating the indoor climate of the buildings and the versatile recreation areas, the flexibility of rooms, use of the existing structures and the remarkable green areas, such as the exotically planted glass-roofed gallery passage, which has gained attention because of its landscaping as well as architecture. The buildings are easy to access by public transport or by bike.
Fahle Park is continuing in the green direction, and the construction of a BREEAM-compliant eight-storey timber-structured office building will begin soon.