BREEAM Excellent (78.7%)
Version: In-Use International Commercial V6
Assessor: JSC Pastatu sertifikatai
Why did this building undergo BREEAM Certification?
Hotel Moxy Kaunas Center is located in the heart of Kaunas, just a few steps from the most magnificent city attraction points. It aims to provide fun and lively environment, and equally satisfying and comfortable stay for all hotel guests. The hotel bar and lounge is also open for the residents and visitors to Kaunas city, and thus has become a popular urban life spot in Kaunas downtown.
The project team has an aspiration to align the hotel’s sustainability goals and activities with the top-level best practice requirements provided by BREEAM. BREEAM was selected as the most international building sustainability assessment method. The certification will demonstrate to guests the commitment of the hotel to being sustainable.
This rating is extremely important to our hotel. From the first days of the hotel’s development, we knew that Moxy Kaunas Center would be synonymous with a sustainable hotel
-Evelina Šukytė, Hotel Captain
Overview of Green Strategy and Environmental Challenges
Lithuania’s construction sector mostly emphasizes energy efficiency. BREEAM broadened the project teams understanding that sustainability is not only energy management, but also focuses on importance of health and wellbeing, water efficiency, responsiveness to climate change and resilience, alternative transportation modes and other criteria. This helped the team to identify the building’s strengths, potential risks, and improvement opportunities.
Solutions and benefits
What benefits does BREEAM provide?
BREEAM provides sustainability assurance for hotel guests, building owners and investors. Following BREEAM requirements, also confirms that building operation and maintenance goes hand in hand with the highest worldwide green building management practices. It helps to prioritize investment to upgrades and sustain building value throughout building’s lifecycle.
BREEAM assessment concluded that hotel Moxy Kaunas Center is very energy efficient because of LED lighting, solar panels and modern heating and cooling solutions. It provides great comfort and well-being for hotel‘s guests and delivers abundant daylight and view out in hotel rooms and workplaces.
The hotel owners decision to certify to BREEAM In-Use was part of a long-term strategy. Getting such a high rating demonstrates that decisions made during the design and construction phases were correct.
Hotel guests will know that they are staying in a healthy, green and environment friendly building which cares about its impact on surrounding environment and sustainability.
-Rokas Kerblis, Project Manager
• Abundant daylight and aesthetically pleasing views from hotel rooms and workplaces
• Individual thermal comfort control in hotel rooms
• Indoor air quality is ensured by CO2 monitoring and the air intake spots are protected from pollutants
• Well-designed to meet the needs of disabled guests
• LED lighting
• Electricity from solar panels on the roof
• Individual climate control options in all hotel rooms
• Energy-efficient lifts
• Cyclist facilities
• Great access to public transport
• Essential amenities and services are in near proximity to the hotel
• Pedestrian and cyclist safety is ensured