DGNB platinum certificate for "Silizium" office building in Düsseldorf by Silverton and Europi
Frankfurt, 30. November 2023 – Frankfurt, 30.November 2023 – Following the successful implementation of a ‘manage-to-green’ strategy, the Silizium office building in Düsseldorf, owned by the joint venture between Silverton Group (Silverton) and pan-European property investment company Europi Property Group (Europi), has been awarded the highest possible DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) "DGNB Platinum" certificate. Early in 2022, when the joint venture acquired the property, it had only a silver certificate, achieved as part of the new build certification at that time.
Silizium is an office building at Hansaallee 205, in the north of Dusseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the most attractive and modern office buildings in the submarket on the left bank of the Rhine. The asset provides a lettable area of around 15,400 square metres, which is fully occupied by an international company as its European headquarters. Constructed in 2014 on a c. 7,000 square metre site, the property is centrally situated, with excellent transport links.
Thanks to numerous investments and works implemented, in particular a major upgrade to the building management (BMS) and smart metering systems, energy consumption has been significantly reduced. This facilitates a considerable reduction in operating costs while lowering CO¬2 emissions by at least 18%.
Sebastian Steinert, Regional Head of North Rhine-Westphalia and Managing Director at Silverton, comments: "Silizium is one of only two existing buildings - and ten properties in total in Düsseldorf - to have gained the 'DGNB Platinum' award. This emphasises the attractiveness of the building and the success of our sustainability strategy."
The joint venture by Silverton and Europi concentrates on investments in first-class modern office properties with potential for value appreciation through active asset management and that fulfil the requirements of future occupiers, including best-in-class ESG standards. Investments are made in and around the seven largest German cities, and in selected ‘B’ cities with growth potential.