Hillwood is a real estate developer and investor, specializing in providing logistics, warehouse, industrial, and dedicated e-commerce facilities. Globally, the company has developed more than 24 million sqm of warehouse space, including more than 2.8 million in Poland. Recently, 15 of the company’s facilities (14 warehouse halls and an office building), located in Warsaw, Wrocław, Łódź, and Szczecin, among others, received BREEAM In Use certificates at the Excellent level. 

“We are extremely proud to certify all of our projects as BREEAM Excellent. It confirms our commitment to the highest standards of quality and care for the environment. This accreditation, which covers the entire Hillwood portfolio, provides customers with the assurance that our investments are benefiting the environment and generating economic savings, which is another step towards creating a sustainable future”, says Renata Michalczyk, Head of Asset and Property Management Poland, Hillwood.

The cooperation with JWA consisted of implementing recommended solutions – mainly related to optimizing water consumption and rainwater storage, as well as installing specialized metering equipment. In addition, the ecologist’s recommendations were implemented, which translated into an increase in biodiversity, and special areas were created for car-sharing services.

“The biggest challenge was to obtain certification for so many buildings simultaneously in a very short time”, says Sylwia Bieda, Sustainability Specialist & Junior Coordinator at JWA. “In just six months, we successfully conducted a number of audits at facilities located in different parts of the country, commissioned many additional studies, and coordinated client communications that involved multiple stakeholders. As a result, the process of obtaining all certifications went very smoothly and, most importantly, efficiently.”