EIB, Polish bank BGK to finance POSEJDON service complex in Poland

WCN Editorial Team 4 Dec 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Polish company Porto, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are financing POSEJDON office and service complex, a modern and pro-ecological construction project planned in Szczecin, Poland.

Porto, which has been established for the implementation of the POSEJDON project, presented the project during the first day of the United Nations Conference COP24 related to climate held in Katowice.

POSEJDON service complex is said to be the largest low-energy consumption facility (NZEB – Nearly-Zero Emission Building), which in advance meets the future standards related to energy consumption.

All facilities will have to meet these standards after 1 January 2021 to obtain a building permit, currently constructed in Poland.

The modern, pro-ecological solutions used in the complex are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 76% when compared with a similar building constructed using traditional technology.

The project has obtained a €29m loan from the EIB.

Such a reduction in emission level can be achieved due to implementation of a passive geothermal energy system for heating and cooling, which consists of 48 vertical heat exchangers located in 300-metre-long ground boreholes under the foundation, connected with more than 900 inverter heat pumps, EIB said.

Electricity to operate the system will be obtained by 342 photovoltaic panels that will generate 97.2kW, located on the roof of the building.

The complex will feature rainwater system in toilets, 15m greenery wall in the patio and at least 10 electric car charging stations, and will have BREEAM International New Construction 2016 certificate on level of ‘very good/excellent’.

At the end of 2019, POSEJDON service complex will have a total area of 50,000m², constructed in the centre of the city, offering more than 18,000m² of office space, 12,000m² of hotel space and 4,600m² of commercial and service area.

POSEJDON will include six conference and banquet halls and a spacious foyer with a total capacity for 1,000 persons.

The complex will also provide underground parking space for 299 cars and 100 places for cyclists.

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Image: The POSEJDON office and service complex in Szczecin, Poland. Photo: Courtesy of European Investment Bank.

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