Building certification for BILLA Ukraine

First green building in Ukraine by DELTA

REWE and DELTA have set new standards in life cycle-oriented construction in Eastern Europe with the new BILLA store in Kiev, one of the first buildings in Ukraine ever to receive DGNB certification. At the same time it is the first BILLA store in the whole of Eastern Europe to receive a certificate (silver).

The first blower door test in Ukraine certifies excellence

Sustainable buildings not only maintain their value longer but also have considerably lower operating and maintenance costs. The BILLA store in Kiev is also leading the way in terms of energy demand in comparison with other supermarkets in Ukraine and Europe. This was the first time that REWE had carried out a blower door test in Ukraine. This test verified that the building envelope is extremely airtight, which indicates a high standard of construction and is essential for low energy consumption in operation. The sophisticated heating and cooling system provides cooling for the chilled cabinets, while the heat emitted by the cooling system in winter is used for heating the supermarket.

Comprehensive consultancy service by DELTA

On this project DELTA provided the services of architecture, lead consultant, building certification, project management, construction and approvals management and client’s representative. Here too, the general contractor function was handled by DELTA with the challenge of coordinating a total of 38 separate companies.

Credit: DELTA