Iulius Mall, part of Iulius Town Timișoara, the largest mixed-use urban regeneration complex in western Romania, has received LEED® GOLD certification from the US Green Building Council. IULIUS has the only national network of LEED® certified shopping centers in Romania, all of its projects focused on compliance with international sustainability standards.
The sustainability certification of the entire operating portfolio of the IULIUS company, including the projects under development, is part of the IULIUS group’s sustainability strategy, focused on the approach of three main pillars – the environment, investments in people and community – with a focus on the company good practices in governance and business ethics.
With 105,000 m² GLA, Iulius Mall Timișoara has the largest shopping area outside the capital, following its integration into the mixed-use complex Iulius Town in 2019. Thus, a former industrial area has been relaunched as a shopping center. western lifestyle via upward total investment. of 442 million euros.
The US Green Building Council has awarded Iulius Mall its LEED® Gold certification, having previously been certified LEED® Silver in 2014. The certification process is an ongoing commitment to reduce Iulius Mall’s carbon footprint. The certification obtained this year marks the progress made by Iulius Mall due to its attention to the sustainable management of green spaces, outdoor spaces and waste, improving energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption. water and improving indoor air quality.
“We are delighted that the investments and policies implemented by Iulius Mall have enabled the company to evolve in terms of ‘green buildings’ and to record major performances in its sustainability indicators. This result is also the best recognition that our projects contribute to creating more sustainable communities and are concrete steps towards a healthier and more friendly environment ”, said Dan Adrian Chelaru, Head of Sustainability of the IULIUS Company Group.
“The LEED® Gold certification obtained by Iulius Mall confirms that the company has aligned itself with international sustainable operation and maintenance practices. We are happy to have been part of this process, by which Iulius Mall has proven that a dedicated team and investments for a sustainable future generate immediate impacts in terms of energy efficiency, optimization of water consumption. , environmental protection through sustainable waste management and the implementation of green purchasing. and cleaning policies ”, said Roxana Isopescu, LEED AP O + M, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Green and Healthy Building Certification Division, Colliers.
In addition to meeting the highest modern technical requirements, implemented solutions, comfort and safety, given its location in the Iulius Town complex, Iulius Mall also has 600 bicycle parking spaces, bollards charging station for electric vehicles, excellent access to public transport to reduce pollution and minimize dependence on personal vehicles, as well as access to a park of approximately 5 hectares.