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The New Nivy zone by HB Reavis received BREEAM Communities certification at the Excellent level and ranks amongst the top 4 developments worldwide


HB Reavis has once again proven itself to be a people-centric international workspace provider that cares for both local and business communities. Its construction in the Slovak capital, the New Nivy zone, has been awarded a BREEAM Communities certificate at the Excellent level. It assesses the positive impact of development activities on the environment in which they are created with an emphasis on responsibility.

Success after years

Three years ago, the New Nivy zone, which is becoming the modern centre of old Bratislava, met the demanding conditions needed to register for the assessment thanks to its unique features and the overall concept and complexity.  
After undergoing an assessment process that lasted 36 months, HB Reavis achieved a final score that secured one of the highest levels of BREEAM certification - the Excellent level. The New Nivy zone is the first construction to ever receive this certification in Slovakia, proving it fulfills the highest standards of social, environmental and economic responsibility.

Regional leader, top 4 in the world

The trend of confirming strategic approaches by going through highly demanding certification processes is still not very common in Europe. In Slovakia, the New Nivy zone is the only project to have received such an award and there are no more registrations. There aren’t any in Czechia, Hungary, Austria or Germany either. There’s just one in Poland - Forest by HB Reavis.   
Two of the projects that outperformed the New Nivy zone in the percentage score worldwide are in the UK and one is in Norway. Becoming a member of the worldwide club of the most sustainable developments underlines HB Reavis' long-term strategy of responsible and community-centered operations.

Notes for editors:
What were the most successful areas on the assessment scorecard?
  • support of the local economy, creation of new jobs 
  • extensive communication with the public through the ‘Thanks to you, our neighbours!’ campaign - collecting feedback and ideas for improvement on a regular basis (the campaign itself was awarded “The Best Purpose Campaign” at the Digital Communication Awards in 2019)
  • development of a Demographic & Economic Impact Study
  • creation of green infrastructure and relief from ecological burdens
  • air quality monitoring and evaluation during the whole construction process (inclusive of a microclimate study)
  • transportation upgrades - high quality bike infrastructure and more

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