We consider that it is our duty to responsibly manage the impact that our activity has on the environment and people. This is why our long-term objective has a strong purpose: to have a positive impact over the society and the environment while creating value for both the company and our clients.
30 years on the real estate market demonstrate the power to adapt to the globalization context and the continuous improvement of the business. IMPACT Developer & Contractor is a company aligned to international business and corporate social responsibility standards.
We are focused on aligning to the global sustainability process, including handling Environmental, Social and Governance risks – ESG risks.
Sustainability lies in the operating policy of IMPACT Group and our flagship projects are a living proof. Taking care of the 3 P's of sustainability that have a strong impact over the business is a regular practice, since the Planet, the People and the Profit are essential assets for IMPACT.
OUR COMMITMENT TO GREEN
The nZEB standard is applicable to all new buildings licensed after 1st of January 2021. The nZEB standard requires a high energy performance, minimum use of fossil fuels and a high use of renewable energy. IMPACT Developer & Contractor is a company aligned to international business standards, being a Romanian real estate residential market leader for its sustainable practices and built GREEN communities.
Minimum of 30% of the energy from renewable sources;
The insulation envelope of the building is made with the best materials;
Smart utilization of the energy supply;
Reduction of the use of fossil fuels, through development of smart technical solutions;
Both protecting the environment and reducing consumption costs.
BREEAM is the most regarded international certification for the assessment of sustainability performance of infrastructure projects, individual buildings and communities. Excellent BREEAM level means a significant improvement of the well-being of the inhabitants, while contributing to the protection of natural resources. The efficiency of buildings means sustainability, ecological solutions, quality of construction, efficiency of consumption and determines a high reduction of operating & utilities costs.
With Luxuria Residence as reference, we planned next developments with the BREEAM Excellent certification as target:
Architectural design which enhances the well-being of the residents;
Green terraces and facades that provide aesthetical advantages and additional insulation of the building;
Use of strategical sustainability and integrated solutions of intelligent design, starting from technical concept phase;
Selection of construction solutions is guided by use of sustainable and healthy materials;
Improvement of buildings location and of windows and terraces design, for a better use of natural daylight.
Our clients benefit of quality services, guaranteed by the most competent certifications in the field: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.
The certificates obtained guarantee a wide international acceptance and an openness to the international markets demonstrating at the same time the ability of our company to provide highest quality standard products, to understand the impact that the activity carried out has on the environment and to ensure the health and the safety of its employees.
ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION
ISO 9001: 2015 certification approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
The international standard for the quality management system
Obtaining this certification proves once again that IMPACT attaches great importance to quality and is regularly verified through an independent third party.
The certified quality management system demonstrates the commitment of the company Impact Developer & Contractor SA for the delivery of goods and services to the highest quality standards and the permanent orientation towards customer satisfaction.
Confidence in the ability to produce the "quality" of an organization is the basic premise for successful cooperation and development.
ISO 14001: 2015 certification approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
This is the only internationally recognized standard as an Environmental Management System.
The certified environmental management system demonstrates the commitment of our company to control the activities that generate a beneficial or harmful impact on the environment and in compliance with the legislation in force and an asset in relation with the authorities. First of all, the certification of this system proves the company's responsiveness to the critical situation of our planet's ecosystem.
This certification represents the commitment of our company in a continuous improvement process to minimize the environmental impact and to comply with the legislation in force. Being applied voluntarily, this approach supports our strategy and beliefs regarding sustainable development.
Geothermal energy is a clean source of energy which comes from the subsurface of the Earth, and it is used to the heating and cooling of homes. It is accessible 24 hours a day, making it one of the most reliable energy sources, having also an extremely low carbon footprint.
Benefiting from the unique characteristics of North Bucharest (high temperature at relative shallow depths) one of the main features of the system is the use of geothermal energy using both deep drilling and regular geothermal pumps. This system will be used for our new apartment blocks in Greenfield Baneasa. To bring water to the needed temperature each block of flats will have a smaller condensing boiler.
Geothermal heat pumps extract heat from underground in winter, providing it to homes. Deep geothermal rigs are bringing water at 40-60° Celsius that can be very efficiently used by the community for heating, however, it can be used as electricity as well through cogeneration power plants.
RENEWABLE ENERGY - USAGE OF SOLAR ENERGY
The sun light in a day is enough to ensure the energy consumption of the whole planet. Having that in mind, and the goal for sustainability at our hearts, we are driven to use solar energy to power our communities in an environmentally free way, which reduces the carbon footprint.
Photovoltaic panels capture sun light and transform it to electricity. We use photovoltaic panels mounted on terraces that will ensure the energy consumption for common areas and consumption of pumps.
Photovoltaic systems are going to be used for all our next phases of developments: Greenfield Baneasa Bucharest, Greenfield Copou Iasi, Boreal Plus Constanta, and their biggest advantage for our communities will be the low consumption and cost resulting from the implementation of those systems.
PROMOTORS OF ELECTRICAL MOBILITY
We indulge our communities to use electrical vehicles, therefore we want to implement as many EV charging stations as possible, both in our residential and commercial projects, supporting the overall development of electrical stations infrastructure in Romania. We know the ideal number of stations would be 1 for every 10 electrical cars, so we are investing right now, for the future of the well-being of our clients.
Through the collaboration with MOON Power, Impact offers its clients a simple way to charge their vehicle comfortably in the commercial areas, or directly at home. MOON offers accessible fast-charging stations, to ease the entrance of people in the electrical vehicles’ universe.
IMPACT MISSION1: IMPORTANT REDUCTION IN CO2 EMISSION
Driven by the biggest challenge of the 21st century, the CLIMATE CHANGE, powered by strategical partnerships with leaders in the green energy projects, like Veolia, we strive to bring a new standard of construction efficiency in large scale real estate projects in Romania.
GREENFIELD TODAY - HIGHEST STANDARD IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING SEGMENT
Built using standardized, efficient construction solutions allowing cost efficiency while achieving high energy performance. Exceptional air quality provided by 900 ha of forest completed by wide green spaces within the development.
Built with sustainability in mind
Selective collection and waste management
Efficient street & in-building lighting
Waste-water recovery & management
Measuring air quality by installing a monitoring station in Greenfield
LUXURIA RESIDENCE - 1st BREEAM EXCELLENT RESIDENTIAL PROJECT IN BUCHAREST
Modern and exclusive, LUXURIA RESIDENCE offers a select lifestyle and from the beginning designed to fit into the A energy class and in the category of "buildings".
Encourage alternative transport
Proximity to amenities
Restricted car access
Underground parking places
Easy access to public transportation
Health & Well-Being
Seek for visual comfort
Indoor air quality
Building thermal comfort
Water quality management
Acoustic performance buildings
Relaxation private space
Low carbon design
Efficient transportation system
Enhancing site ecology & Long term effect on biodiversity
Use native and acclimatized tree
Use soft landscaping
A full biodiversity management plan
Adopt horticultural practices
Minimize the use of external artificial lightning
GREENFIELD BECOMING THE LARGEST GREEN PROJECT IN EASTERN EUROPE
Key development areas:
Large scale use of renewable energy: solar and geothermal, high energy efficiency buildings & systems, green roofs & green facades, efficient & sustainable water management, waste management, low-emissions transportation solutions, smart home & smart city solutions.
High Energy Efficiency Buildings & Systems
Having Luxuria as our reference, we have started the planning of the next phase of Greenfield with the objective to meet BREAM Excellent certification.
Green terraces and facades will provide both functional (additional insulation) as well as aesthetical advantages.
The use of sustainable and healthy materials will guide the selection of building solutions.
Reliance on bio-climatic design aiming to achieve efficient shading and natural lighting solutions through optimum orientation of the building and design of windows and terraces.
Efficient & Sustainable Water & Waste Management
Rainwater harvesting and grey-water recycling to reduce water consumption and minimise the burden to the public drainage system.
Economic water usage through low-flow showerheads and taps, low-flush toilets.
Smart selective waste collection using intelligent & connected underground bins.
Low-Emission Transportation Solutions
All homes to be within a ten-minute walk of frequent public transport and everyday neighbourhood services.
Extensive facilities in Community centre, public school and church reducing the need to travel outside Greenfield.
Electric chargers for electric cars and scouters.
Ride-sharing facilities for electric cars, scouters and bicycles.
Extensive infrastructure for bicycles (including outside connections).
Large Scale Use of Renewable Energy: Solar and Geothermal
We are developing with Veolia a very innovative central heating system for the next 5,000 apartments.
Benefiting from the unique characteristics of North Bucharest (high temperature at relative shallow depths) one of the main features of the system is the use of geothermal energy using both deep drilling and regular geothermal pumps.
Geothermal heat pumps are extracting heat from underground in winter, providing cooling in summer.
Deep geothermal rigs are bringing water at 40-60°C that can be very efficiently used by the community.
In order to bring water to the needed temperature each block of flats will have a smaller condensing boiler.
Photovoltaic panels mounted on terraces that will insure the energy consumption for common areas and consumption of pumps
FURTHER GREEN PROJECTS TO BE DEVELOPED DURING 2021-2031
In the following years, we focus on implementing our successful housing concept, Greenfield and Luxuria, both in different areas of Bucharest and in the big cities throughout the country. Luxuria City Center, Greenfield West and Greenfield Copou (Iași) are projected and built on solid sustainability principles in order to fulfill all the criteria of BREEAM Excellent certification.
IMPACT MISSION 2: We define the industry standard for CSR
Impact mission, providing well-built dwelling to the residents, is complemented by social responsibility initiatives. Developing large neighborhoods next to the forest, to the parks or even in the middle of the city, attracts the need to educate the residents to live in harmony with nature and in accordance to the laws of it, respecting and protecting the animals in the area and taking care of the forest and the environment.
Because it is extremely important for us to educate the kids with love and respect for the environment, giving them worthy models to follow, we actively involve into actions protecting the environment, education and community engagement.
DONATIONS AND INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC INTEREST OBJECTIVES
Over 15 mil. EUR total value of donations and investments in public interest objectives.
EDUCATION: Public School and Kindergarten Project
Land donation, including the technical documentation for building permit project, Technical Project of Execution, Feasibility Study (conducted and handed over to The City Hall of Sector 1, Bucharest), letters of permission and agreements for the Building Permit.
Total cost incurred by IMPACT approx. 2 mil. Eur (w/o VAT)
Access to Greenfield from Aleea Teișani – total cost IMPACT estimated at 1.2 mil. Eur. Upon completion, it will be donated to the public domain.
Extension of the DN1 – Greenfield Baneasa junction arm – with a total cost (land acquisition, design and execution) of 0.3 mil. Eur. Upon completion it will be donated to the public domain.
Realization of the public road Vadul Moldovei Str. to the Zoo. Impact donated the land for the exchange between Bucharest City Hall and Romsilva. The value of this donation was 0.8 mil. Eur.
UTILITIES: Public water and sewerage networks
Expansion of public water supply network within Greenfield Baneasa residential compound: investment financed by IMPACT - 0.35 mil. Eur;
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: STB Terminal
Subsidisation of private transport in Greenfield Baneasa for 6 years, totalling 0.425 mil. Eur.
According to the approved urban planning, in Greenfield Baneasa, near the school and kindergarten, on 2 land plots granted free of charge for the municipality, an STB terminal and another land for mixed public functions will be built. For the implementation of these functions and infrastructure elements, IMPACT has allocated a budget of more than 0.3 mil. Eur.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Urban mobility: in the communities it develops, IMPACT provides a high number of parking places with charging stations for electric cars including in the visitors’ area and an extensive number of covered parking places for bicycles.
Green energy: IMPACT has submitted to ANRM the project for the implementation of nZEB with the use of GEOTHERMAL WATERS. In this respect, an investment of 7.5 mil. Eur is estimated.
Reduction of pollution sources: elimination of individual and block power plants. The cost is estimated at 1.5 mil. Eur.
Public interest functions: in the projects it develops, IMPACT provides a complex mix of public functions helping to reduce mobility and thus pollution, while generating a higher quality of life for residents.
IMPACT VOLUNTEERING TRENDS
We act in two directions, both physically, by planting trees, but also morally, by educating the public to follow the worthy models, with respect to significant aspects of existence: a healthy lifestyle, the need to preserve the physical condition, the benefits of parent-child activities, outdoor movement, the importance of the quality of the air we breathe and solutions to improve it.
The Forest protects us. We protect the Forest.
Our biggest project, Greenfield Residence, is embraced by Băneasa Forest. And if the forest protects us and takes care of us, in return, we have the moral duty to protect it and pass it on to future generations at least as we received it. Thus, we are actively involved in the maintenance and ecological actions that take place in the Băneasa Forest area.
The "monster" from Baneasa Forest
In October 2019, IMPACT launched a manifesto event: Clean and Run, the largest Running and Cleaning initiative in Baneasa Forest, which gives participants the opportunity to practice nature sports and, at the same time, be responsible for the environment through a civic action, collecting garbage from nature. Clean and Run means movement and care for the environment, empowerment and civic spirit. For more details, access the website:
We want plogging to become a popular concept in Romania, practiced as often as possible, for added health and a clean, normal nature.
IMPACT supports and encourages the initiative of the residents of Greenfield, who started in 2017 "Great Cleaning - Băneasa Forest - Greenfield", an event that takes place every year, with the urge "help us make the forest as it should be --> CLEAN! ".
In all these events participated approx. 500 people, who collected over 5,000 kg of garbage from Băneasa Forest.
Only 1ha of forest absorbs 30-60t of polluting particles yearly
In 2014 we made a promise, to plant a tree for each built apartment. So far, together with the volunteers, the residents in our neighborhoods and beyond, we have managed to plant 3,500 trees in Băneasa Forest and the surrounding area.
The plantings were guided by Romsilva specialists, who explained both the planting procedure and the beneficial impact of their action.
For us it is extremely important to educate children with love and respect for the environment, giving them models worth following.
PETITIONS: THE GREEN LIFE IS OUR STATEMENT
IMPACT often initiates researches to find out the impressions of the residents and their expectations regarding the lifestyle in Greenfield, we ask for feedback and we actively support them in their efforts to protect and conserve the environment.
In the April 2019 study about Greenfield, we evaluated the housing experience and we found out that people expect the green areas stay the same, without any tree cut.
In addition, we initiated discussions with the authorities to protect the green areas and we also started a petition that claims the Declaration as "Forest – Park" of the 5 ha forest area from Greenfield neighbourhood.
We care about the flora and fauna of Băneasa Forest, this is why we have taken action to help the birds, especially on cold period of time, but not only.
We engaged Greenfield community into building little tree houses for birds, carefully placed in the trees.
The activity made the children and the adults more responsible and caring with the birds.
We love nature and consider properly to teach Greenfield kids about the fauna from Băneasa Forest, since they live nearby.
Therefore, we started organizing free Birdwatching clubs, attended by both children and curious parents.
VALUES AND TRADITIONS
WITHOUT TRADITIONS WE HAVE NO FUTURE!
From the desire to carry on the Romanian customs, in a continuously changing society, IMPACT has regularly organized activities to preserve and promote the traditions, especially among the young ones.
IMPACT wants to actively contribute to forming a community with principles and values, starting with the smallest residents in the assemblies they develop.
Romanian Christmas carols are a special delight for this holiday, as Easter eggs painting remains one of the favorite activities of the little ones.
IMPACT believes in the power of example in the process of formation of the young generation, which is why it organized cultural and entertainment activities on Christmas and Easter.
MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO
Greenfield promotes an active, healthy lifestyle, encourages outdoor movement, supports sports and proudly participates in sports competitions.
For the past two years, Greenfield has been the main sponsor of Băneasa Forest Run, which has reached its fourth edition and has enjoyed the presence of 1,500 people. In this contest, Greenfield has a non-competitive race, dedicated to families: Greenfield Family Run, with a record attendance of 350 parents and children at the last edition.
Another sports competition that Greenfield holds is Băneasa Race, which already has 5 editions, the last event gathering more than 1,200 competitors.
The most popular competition in which Greenfield had a dedicated race, Greenfield Relay, was part of the Bucharest Half Marathon, which had 18,000 participants.
In 2019, we launched a duathlon sports competition, along with the Road Grand Tour, the first edition of GREENFIELD DUO CHALLENGE being a real success.