Sustainable building – Kooperativa and CPP headquarters receives "best office building" award

The new headquarters of the two Czech Group companies Kooperativa and ČPP received an award for "Best Office Building 2011" at the MIPIM Awards held during the international real estate trade fair in Cannes.

The "Main Point Karlín" project was a clear winner in its category, which included 100 submissions from 47 countries. In addition to exceptional architecture, special mention was also made of the building’s environmental aspects. The building, designed by the renowned Czech architectural office DaM, includes an optimised lighting system and modern, environmentally friendly air conditioning that uses water from the nearby Vltava river. The building was also awarded platinum certification in April 2012, the highest possible certification awarded by the US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for satisfying standards for environmentally friendly, resource-saving and sustainable construction. The building received 87 points out of a total of 110 during the certification process, making it the leader in Europe.

The building provides a modern, attractive workplace for around 1,200 employees of the Czech Group companies and is located in the Karlin district of Prague, with excellent access to the subway system.

Energy saving measures at VIG Holding and Wiener Städtische

During office modernisation in the Vienna Ringturm building, Wiener Städtische and VIG Holding decided in favour of an integrated lighting system and chose a modern solution by installing approximately 1,000 Light Fields as recessed LED lights. The aim of the lighting renovation was to make use of modern technologies and longer lamp lifetimes to achieve significant energy savings. The overall design integrated a wide variety of lamp types for the different work areas in the Ringturm to provide optimal lighting for each task. The technically obsolete fluorescent lights in the ceilings were replaced by state-of-the-art recessed LED lamps satisfying the sustainability demands of the Group.