Bucharest, July 29th, 2014 – Hypermarket operator cora successfully finalized the green certification of its retail unit in Cluj-Napoca, achieving “Good” under the BREEAM In-Use rating system. Colliers International Romania in partnership with BuildGreen Romania acted as advisors and auditor in the certification process.

cora is one of the most important chains of hypermarkets in Romania and is currently operating in 12 locations in Bucharest and across the country. cora Cluj-Napoca is the fourth green certification process initiated by the retailer, after previously obtaining the green certification for its projects in Bacau, Alexandria and Constanta (Bratianu).

"The main arguments in favor of cora Cluj-Napoca were the reduced water consumption, the sustainable management of materials and the vast number of eco-friendly transportation solutions provided by the project. Overall, the green certification of cora Cluj-Napoca represented a smooth process, taking into account that the property had already implemented many of the BREEAM requirements before undertaking this initiative. cora is a company with a clear sustainability policy and their efforts to build and operate sustainable retail developments in Romania acted as the major factor in the rapid success obtained at Cluj”, comments Oana Adjudeanu, senior property manager and Green Certification consultant within the Real Estate Management Services team of Colliers International Romania.

“It is an honor for us to receive the BREEAM certification for our shop in Cluj-Napoca. We are committed to respecting the environment and we improve every day our politics regarding both building and operation of our sites”, says Ana Maria Florea-Harrison, PR Manager Cora Romania.

Colliers International is one of the first real estate companies in Romania with accreditied professionals to offer green certification advisory services, following the launch of its dedicated service in 2011. Colliers offers consultancy for LEED and BREEAM certifications for existing buildings, with the purpose of improving their performance and sustainability, as well as for new developments. Colliers currently offers consultancy for 16 projects in Romania and for more than 25 projects across CEE, in obtaining the Green Certification.