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LEED Platinum Case Study: Visionary by Skanska

A Green Building Case Study on LEED Platinum (and WELL under way)

Visionary, Skanska CZ

Prague, Czech Republic
  • Investor: CA Immo
  • Tenants: Accenture, Business Link, Škoda Auto, Medicon
  • Type: Office building with retail and restaurant on the ground floor
  • Area: 26 806 m2 (gross floor area for LEED and WELL certification)
  • Certification: LEED Core and Shell v3 Platinum – awarded, 95/110 points and WELL Core and Shell v1 Gold – certification in progress
  • One Click LCA Expert: Skanska Czech Republic
  • One Click LCA used for: LEED Building life-cycle impact reduction credit and Innovation in design credit
Visionary is situated on the corner of two busy streets, Plynární and Argentinská, through which 50,000 people pass daily. Visionary’s layout is reminiscent of the letter H. Its seven above-ground floors. It also features 214 parking stalls on three basement floors, including an intelligent parking system and six high-speed elevators. Visionary represents the best of contemporary construction trends. Thanks to its glass façade, it makes full end effective use of natural daylight. The Visionary project focuses on people as well as the built environment and aims at dual certification, LEED Platinum and WELL certification. A pleasant environment motivates workers to perform better. Visionary not only ensures that employees have ideal working conditions, but also fun. It will become the first building in the Czech Republic with a running track on its roof. People will also be able to get their blood flowing on the adjacent sports field. A restaurant and café will provide a place for lunches and meetings with clients. Terraces with a view, including of the Botanical Gardens, will also leave an excellent impression. One Click LCA allows sorting materials with the greatest influence in each impact category. Based on the preliminary results several other materials were selected for closer evaluation. The most important evaluated parameter is material availability at the place of installation. Beside the concrete structure, another opportunity to significantly reduce environmental impacts was the substitution of material used for partition walls and suspended ceilings. Changing to a material which is functionally equivalent with similar material characteristics helped to decrease Global warming potential, Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, Acidification of land and water sources and Formation of tropospheric ozone of the building.

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