ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office

ProCredit Bank Bulgaria Head Office


The Head Office of ProCredit Bank Bulgaria is the first building in the ProCredit Group to achieve EDGE Zero Carbon certification. Zero Carbon status is awarded to EDGE-certified projects that have offset 100% of their operational emissions and have reached at least 40% energy savings onsite compared to a base case building. This achievement reflects ProCredit’s strategy of reducing its environmental impact through various measures.

LED lighting, insulation, energy-efficient cooling and ventilation systems, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, and a solar photovoltaic plant were installed in the office to achieve 50 percent onsite energy savings. The remaining CO2 emissions will be offset through biogas production from the local wastewater treatment plant.

The ProCredit Group is made up of development-oriented commercial banks operating in Southeastern and Eastern Europe and South America. The group is committed to minimizing the impact of its lending operations and encouraging its clients to invest in an environmentally-responsible way.

ProCredit Bank’s head office in Bulgaria has received EDGE Zero Carbon certification from Sintali-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



50%

Energy Savings*


46%

Water Savings


94%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window-to-wall ratio, insulation of the roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, an energy-efficient air conditioning system, solar photovoltaics, energy-saving lighting in internal spaces, occupancy sensors, offsite renewable energy procurement, and carbon offsets.


Water


Dual-flush water closets and low-flow faucets in all bathrooms and water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.


Materials


Re-use of existing floor, roof, walls, and window frames.


*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.

Location:


26 Todor Aleksandrov bul.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


May 2020

Floor Space:


4,872 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


463.3 tCO2/Year

Kaufland

ProCredit Bulgaria

Talar Foods LTD

Kaufland

Kaufland has EDGE certified all of its markets built between 2006-2014, which typically each cost an extra US$100,000 as compared to a conventional retail building.

Kaufland – Hristo Smimenski

Part of the German-owned Schwarz Gruppe, Kaufland has branches of its “hypermarket” chain in Eastern Europe, including in Bulgaria. Kaufland, which has a primary focus on food retail, is among the ten largest companies in Bulgaria, employing 8,500 people.

Kaufland has EDGE certified all of its markets built between 2006-2014, which typically each cost an extra US$100,000 as compared to a conventional retail building. It will take Kaufland on average just two years to recoup the investment, as the monthly energy bill for each store is projected to be reduced by more than US$4,000.

Kaufland is an ambassador of the EDGE brand within the retail space in Bulgaria, with nearly 50 of its stores now certified and plans for more stores to be certified in the future. In tandem with the certification roll-out, key assumptions were adjusted within EDGE as the Bulgarian government implemented tougher regulations. This ensured a tightly defined base case and brought confidence to Kaufland that its stores will perform more efficiently than peer buildings.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


37%

Energy Savings*


53%

Water Savings


30%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and insulation for roof and walls, recovery of waste heat from the generator for space heating, variable frequency drives in AHUs, variable speed drives pumps, CO2 sensor/demand-controlled ventilation for fresh air intake, high efficiency condensing boiler for space heating, high efficiency refrigerated cases and energy-efficient lighting system.

Water

Dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals, and aerators and auto shut-off faucets.

Materials

Corrugated zinc sheets for roof construction, steel profile cladding for external walls and solid dense concrete blocks for internal walls.

*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.

Location:


Kaufland
Plovdiv Hristo Smimenski
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


October 2015

Floor Space:


248,000m2
(49 stores)

Total CO2 Savings:


177 tCO2/Year