Nokia Jucu Factory in Romania chosen as one of the world’s leading green building

Nokia Jucu Factory in Romania chosen as one of the world’s leading green buildings

LEED Gold certification makes the factory the first building in Romania to be chosen as global leader in its green design and construction

Cluj -Napoca, Romania – Nokia’s Jucu Factory in Romania has been chosen as one of the world’s leading green buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The prestigious Gold Rating for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) is the first for a building in Romania, and recognizes the major investment in innovative environmental features made by Nokia.since its construction in 2007.

USGBC certification recognizes buildings that set new standards in the design and construction of the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and highly performing buildings. The Nokia Jucu factory is one of a small number of buildings around the world to achieve the LEED Gold rating and the first in Romania to be recognized by the USGBC for its green features. Nokia’s China campus in Beijing was the first Nokia facility to receive LEED Gold Certification in 2008.

“We are extremely proud to be leading the way in creating truly sustainable buildings in our operations. It is an honor that our factory in Romania has been picked as one of the world’s most sustainable buildings and Romania’s greenest factory. This achievement demonstrates our strong commitment and investment in sustainability, efficiency and environmental quality in the way we run our daily business” said Risto Meskus, Jucu factory Managing Director

The Jucu factory facility incorporates a range of innovative and sustainable features including:

Energy saving – The factory deploys a range of energy saving features including a thermal envelope around the core of the building, high efficiency glazing, reduced lighting power density, and occupancy sensors to manage heat and lighting. These features enable the building to use over 25% less energy than a standard building.

Water usage – By installing a range of water saving devices and systems such as flow limiters the overall use of water at the Nokia building is over 30% less than at a standard building.

Recycling – Reducing the environmental footprint of the factory has been considered both during its construction and ongoing operations. Around 30% of the materials used to construct the factory were made from recycled materials and additional ones sourced locally. Additionally, around half of the construction waste was reclaimed and recycled. The USGBC also recognized Nokia’s best practice waste management system, including dedicated recycling of materials such as production waste, cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, and metals.

Sustainable transport – Nokia encourages sustainable transport alternative for factory employees including a shuttle system to reduce personal car use, 18 preferred parking for low-emitting vehicles, and provisions for bicycle storage and showers.

Superior working environment – The factory building was designed with a range of high quality facilities to ensure employees’ comfort and wellbeing. These include lockers and storage space, excellent catering facility, well equipped gym, health clinic and sauna.

Nokia Jucu factory is a 60 million Euro investment in Romania which was established in 2007 and was successfully finalized in September 2008. Nokia is one of the most important investors in Romania in the telecommunication sector today.

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