AFI Europe Romania enters ROGBC’s Pre-Certification phase as Green Building for AFI City, the first residential project developed by the company in Romania.
Recently developed real estate projects have been imprinting their mark upon the environment. AFI Europe Romania endorses sustainability and high quality standards. Increased awareness of energy efficiency and its importance in the construction sector have turned public attention to more efficient, “green” buildings.
The certification process for green homes measures six distinct components of sustainability: sustainable sites, water efficiency, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, as well as energy performance. Achieving the pre-certification phase gets AFI City the opportunity to aspire in enrolling in the Green Mortgage program, awarding a whole new series of benefits to future householders.
The Green Home Pre-certification phase converts AFI City in one of the residential compounds of which value will rise over the years. We are talking about immediate and very tangible benefits in terms of the savings generated by improved insulation, reduced water consumption, minimizing total energy consumption with up to 30%, more efficient heating, better air conditions or natural ventilation. These lead, additionally, to lower medical costs due to significantly healthier living environment and an overall improved life experience for the whole family.
“The Green Home Certification demands a highly disciplined development approach that is aimed towards delivering an environmentally sustainable project. One needs to factor in the added appreciation value – ten years from now, green homes will have the highest resale value on the residential property market. We are one step closer into becoming the best deal for AFI City’s future residents“, declares Tal Roma, Business Development Manager, AFI Europe Romania.
“To get ROGBC’s certification, the developer of a residential project needs to meet certain mandatory requirements and obtain a certain amount of ‘green’ credits. Projects can qualify for pre-certification once the developer in question has incorporated ROGBC’s requirements in the project’s design and submitted the relevant documents to our organization. The final ROGBC certification is awarded once the project is complete“, adds Elena Rastei, Romanian Green Building Council.