Warsaw’s Skyliner office building has extended its contract which guarantees 100% of electricity from renewable energy sources until 2026. The supplier is the E.ON Group.
Environmental factors play a key role in the operation of the Skyliner office building owned by the Karimpol Group. Thanks to the contract with E.ON, which guarantees the origin of electricity from RES for the next three years, the Skyliner will be even more friendly to people and the environment in line with the building owners’ ambition. Electricity powering the Warsaw skyscraper will come entirely from onshore wind farms. By using RES energy, the building generates a smaller carbon footprint.
“Sustainability is embedded in the DNA of the E.ON Group. We continuously support our customers and give them the tools to enable their green transition,” said Mariola Kopcińska, Key Account Manager, Business Customer Division, E.ON Polska S.A.. “Every contract with guarantees of origin provides direct support for renewable energy producers. It also ensures that an appropriate amount of green energy will be introduced into Poland’s energy system. This type of contract is, in our opinion, one of the most effective ways for companies to go zero carbon,” she added.
As early as the design stage, the Skyliner’s owners put in place a range of procedures in the office building at Daszyńskiego Roundabout to limit the negative impact of the investment project on the environment and its immediate surroundings. A range of environmentally friendly solutions were used to reduce carbon emissions and excessive water and energy consumption. These include an energy-efficient high-speed lift system with regenerative drive, automatic external lighting which is switched off at night, equipped with twilight sensors and a clock to reduce unnecessary lighting operation during the day. The green roofs and surrounding areas are filled with vegetation. This reduces the urban heat island effect, contributes to the reduction of air pollution, and ensures the efficient management of rainwater.
Thanks to its solutions designed to minimise air and water pollution, reduce noise and vibration levels, and limit dust, as well as the addition of further environmentally-friendly procedures, the Skyliner has received a BREEAM Excellent certificate.
“We have installed more than a hundred systems on the three technical levels to ensure theefficient and ecological operation of the Skyliner. What is extremely important for the functioning of the office building, as well as for its tenants, is that the implemented solutions, including electricity from RES, make the service charge one of the lowest among Warsaw’s A-class office buildings. As such, the Skyliner is one of the most economical buildings in the capital city,” said Szymon Zduńczyk, Executive Director at Karimpol Polska.
About the Skyliner
The Skyliner offers 49,000 sq.m of leasable space on 42 floors. Some of the space hosts retail and service units, restaurants, and a five-storey underground car park. At 165 m high is the two-storey Skybar with extraordinary views of the Warsaw skyline. With 16 metres high, the Skyliner has the highest office lobby in Poland. The building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including 21 high-speed lifts (up to 7 m/s) with a smart, contactless service system, and the SkylinerApp building application, which replaces traditional access control cards and offers the possibility to book desks, rooms, and parking spaces remotely. The Skyliner holds a BREEAM Excellent certificate and is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. It is certified by innogy Polska S.A. of the E.ON Group as purchaser of guarantees of origin for RES electricity.
Designed by the architectural studio APA Wojciechowski, the complex will soon gain more ground. The studio’s team has designed its second stage, the Skyliner II tower. The 130-metre-high office building will be erected at Daszyńskiego Roundabout in Warsaw’s Wola district right next to the first stage of the investment. The second phase of the project is scheduled to start this autumn. Warsaw’s new Skyliner II office building will have 24,000 sq.m of space on 28 floors. Most of the floor space (23,000 sq.m) will be offices. Retail and service units will occupy nearly 1,000 sq.m. The building’s architecture will reflect the first phase of the Skyliner complex, filling the rest of the plot. The Karimpol Group’s two skyscrapers will be connected by a shared podium. In the second phase of the project, it will comprise a fully glazed foyer with an open, illuminated, two-storey lobby and mezzanine. As in the first phase, a prominent staircase will lead to the foyer. The interior will be filled with lush natural vegetation. In total, the publicly accessible podium of the complex will comprise 4,500 sq.m of dedicated commercial space available to both tenants and local residents. The complex at 67 Prosta Street will offer a total 73,000 sq.m of leasable space.