San Stefano Plaza – first certified sustainable building complex in Bulgaria
San Stefano Plaza in Sofia is the first housing and commercial complex in Bulgaria certified under BREEAM standard, the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.
This new-generation multifunctional complex was built in the heart of Sofia on 55,000 m2 and carries BREEAM 2013 Excellent certificates for all 3 parts – residential, commercial and office, reported Bulgarian media.
High level of energy efficiency, optimized waste management system, healthy environment with daylight provided through automated sun protection, external sound insulation, roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, electric vehicle charging station in the car park, and rainwater utilization are some of the environmental features that qualified San Stefano Plaza for this certificate.
The sustainable complex has 115 luxury apartments, 8 Class A offices, one shopping center with 40 retail stores, food court restaurants, training and spa facilities, medical center, four-level underground car park, roof garden, etc. Construction and assembly works of the site was carried out by the Bulgarian company Geostroy AD.
BREEAM addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as new construction, refurbishment and in-use, and has issued more than 560,000 certificates since it was first launched in 1990. It has a global reach of more than 75 countries.