The designation of the most economical industrial building was previously held by the industrial hall in Cheb's Panattoni Park, but now this title has gone to the said building of the developer CTP. The company Rhenus Logistics found facilities in the hall, which uses it as a cross-dock of its pan-European network for collection services and storage.

"After the first year of use, we evaluate our new building very positively. Combined with other cost-saving measures, the new building helped us successfully overcome the energy crisis that erupted shortly after we moved. Growth and efficiency are part of the Rhenus DNA. The new building allows us to combine this and is the next step towards fulfilling the obligations of social responsibility and long-term sustainability," explains Aleš Novák, head of sales at Rhenus.

The sustainability of the hall is hidden in a number of smart elements. There are zone lighting in the interior spaces, thanks to which people working in an open space can illuminate only their workplace and do not have to light up the entire office. For this, the windows are equipped with external blinds. There are also sensors for efficient heating and cooling, thanks to which there are no unnecessary energy losses. Temperature regulation together with air circulation is ensured in the building by the Free Cooling system, which helps to cool the building on warm days through special openings. The building is equipped with energy-saving devices with low water consumption, underground retention tanks for working with rainwater, waterless urinals or the Aquastop system, which prevents water wastage.

"I believe that this unique approach of ours will help dispel myths that are often mentioned in connection with developers. Even the construction of industrial parks can take place with minimal impact on the environment. We try to make all our constructions as sustainable as possible and we are constantly improving in order to provide our clients with the best facilities on the market. The result is highly rated projects such as CTPark Prague West or CTPark Prague North, which aspires to an even higher BREEAM certification score," comments Jakub Kodr, CTP sales director in the Czech Republic.

Ecological emphasis was also placed on the construction of the hall. CTP worked with certified and recycled materials from the construction site and the surrounding area, thanks to which, for example, most of the gravel could be replaced with recycled concrete. During the construction period, biological surveillance was also carried out at the site, which oversaw the protection of the local animal species. At the end of the construction, geomonitoring boreholes were implemented, with the help of which the quality of underground water sources is measured. For the local fauna, lizard habitats, beetle habitats, birdhouses and a pond were created near the hall. The place is complemented by a varied planting of local species of plants and trees and the possibility of outdoor seating.

"The building is an appropriate reflection of the values that we espouse within ESG. During construction, we use materials with certifications, work with experts and apply the latest knowledge in the field. It is a process that is already standard for us in all our parks. Sustainability does not consist of just one thing, it consists of a large number of smaller solutions and elements, the overall result of which is a more gentle approach during the construction and subsequent operation of the building," adds Gabriela Povýšilová, ESG manager of CTP.

The aforementioned hall is located in a desirable location near Prague, where there is a long-term strong demand for modern and sustainable facilities. It is located in CTPark Prague West, which is strategically located west of Prague near the village of Chrášťany. In addition to being close to the capital, it offers a connection to the D5 highway (direction Pilsen and Germany), close access to the metro and Metropole Zličín, and just 10 minutes to the airport.