Novaston Project Management (NPM), as part of the Novaston platform, was engaged in BREEAM certification, one of the most important methods for setting green construction standards for IMMOFINANZ retail STOP SHOP parks in Serbia and Croatia, which were successfully certified. In this regard, our company supported IMMOFINANZ by implementing procedures aimed at reducing electricity consumption and introducing the use of energy from renewable sources, as well as other green building criteria required by BREEAM, in STOP SHOP retail parks in Serbia, which we also manage operationally.
“We are proud that in accordance with the global energy transition and the trend towards the use of energy from renewable sources, our clients implement standards that dictate the application of the concept of sustainable construction, energy saving and environmental protection. We would single out our long-term partner, the Austrian company Immofinanz, the largest owner and operator of retail parks in Central and Eastern Europe, which became a member of the Green Building Council of Serbia and which has been focused on improvements in the field of sustainability for years,” says Danijela Barbu, project coordinator at NPM.
The concept of “green building” is based on respect for the environment, for nature and people, and as such implies planning not only the construction of the building, but also all other important aspects and issues that arise during the entire “life cycle” of the building itself – energy efficiency, use of renewable sources, resource saving, lighting, air quality, comfort of space users, etc.
According to the latest data, the European Union has invested more than 830 million euros in the energy sector in Serbia over the past two decades, and the main goals are the diversification of energy sources, security of supply, energy efficiency and decarbonization of the economy. Energy, especially the sector of renewable energy sources, has a significant impact on economic development and investments, and that is why companies entering the regional and European markets must follow the policy of the “Green Agenda” and the transition to green energy.