SUSTAINABILITY

IMPACT PROJECTS - A GREEN TOMORROW

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.

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT

 

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 joint action company which aligns to international business and corporate social responsibility standards.

We are focused on aligning to the global sustainability process, including handling environmental, social and governance - ESG risks.

 Sustainability lies in the operating policy of IMPACT Group and the flagship projects are a 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

OUR COMMITMENT TO GREEN

nZEB BUILDINGS

nZEB BUILDINGS

 

The nZEB standard will apply to all new buildings occupied developed since the 1st of January 2021. The nZEB building means a building with a very high energy performance, a building that uses very low amount of fossil fuels and a very high amount of renewable energy. IMPACT Developer & Contractor is a joint action company which aligns to international business standards, and it is focused on being an example in the romanian market through its sustainable practices and GREEN building.

We have already started bulding with the highest standard of sustainability in mind, and our certifications already prove what we are all about, building GREEN communities wherever we operate.

Specifications:

  • Minimum of 30% of the energy used comes from a renewable source;
  • 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 CERTIFICATION

BREEAM CERTIFICATION

 

BREEAM is the most regarded international scheme which provides certification of the assessment of sustainability performance of infrastructure projects, individual buildings and communities. The BREEAM level means an improvement of the well-being of the inhabitants of certified buildings, while contributing to the protection of natural resources. The efficiency of buildings means sustainability, ecological solutions, quality of construction, efficiency of consumption and implied, a high reduction of costs.

Having Luxuria Residence as our reference, we have started the planning of the next developments with the objective to meet BREEAM Excellent certification:

  • Architectural design which enhances the well-being of the residents.
  • Green terraces and facades that provide aesthetical advantages and additional insulation of the building.
  • Usage of strategical sustainability and integrated solutions of intelligent design, starting from Project phase.
  • The use of sustainable and healthy materials will guide the selection of building solutions.
  • Optimizations of orientation of the buildings and design of windows and terraces, for a better usage of natural light.

IMPACT SA is committed to long-term sustainability, hence it will continue to monitor its buildings, to certify new developments and re-certify already certified developments. BREEAM certification implies a continuous process of reviewing and analysing timely, by independent authorized advisors, the level to which the standard is respected.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS
  • 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.

 

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ISO 45001 CERTIFICATION

We live in constant change. Although external factors that we often cannot control can influence the world in which we work, one thing remains constant: we want our employees to work safely.

ISO 45001 is the international standard for occupational health and safety (OSH) management.

 

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ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

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.

 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY - USAGE OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

RENEWABLE ENERGY   USAGE OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 energy class A and in the category of "buildings".

Clean Transportation

  • 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

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy monitoring
  • Lighting control
  • 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

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° Celsius 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

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 sutainability principles in order to fulfill all the criteria of BREEAM Excellent certification.

IMPACT MISSION 2: We define the industry standard for CSR

  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. 

For more details about IMPACT’s CSR activities, follow the link CSR ACTIVITY

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