City Green Court in Prague Wins World Green Building Council Award

The City Green Court office building in Prague sets new standards for sustainable buildings – not only in the Czech Republic but around the world. Awarded a prize in the “Leadership in Building Design and Performance” category by the “World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)”, the office building features a lighting solution which is integrated with the abundance of natural lighting.
In September 2013, the “Leadership Awards” for green building were awarded for the first time by the WorldGBC. The Awardswere established to promote leadership and inspire best practices in green building policy, construction projects and corporate initiatives.
Among more than 30 nominations from 13 European countries, the City Green Court office building, designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP from New York, emerged victorious. The jury’s decision was based on the integration of many cutting-edge technologies which together deliver a building that consumes 56 percent less energy than other buildings designed to meet the Czech building code. Other sustainable solutions that were ‘firsts’ in the Czech Republic included a naturally-ventilated atrium and waterless urinals.

Zumtobel supported the integral sustainability concept by providing an integrated lighting solution: the daylight-based Luxmate Professional lighting control system ensures that natural daylight is used to optimum extent and staff members can enjoy both perfect lighting conditions and a pleasant atmosphere. The energy-saving concept is further enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art LED luminaires, an efficient emergency lighting system and presence detectors.


About the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
The WorldGBC is a worldwide network of national green building organisations. It aims at promoting collaboration and research as well as sharpening the profile of sustainable building methods internationally.

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