M1 shopping centers

Having the BREEAM In-Use certificate proves the rank of the facility and the application of sustainable solutions and good practices. It is also a confirmation that the buildings are still in a good condition and are following new technologies and growing expectations of tenants. This is the achievement of nine M1 Shopping Centers run by Metro Properties.

Key facts

Scope of service: BREEAM In-Use Certification

Location: Poznań, Marki, Czeladź, Zabrze, Bytom, Częstochowa, Łódź, Kraków, Radom

Client: Metro Properties

Period: Q1/2018 - Q4 2018

Role: Coordination of the certification process, role of BREEAM In-Use assessor

Project description

Carried re-certification was already the third conducted for Metro Properties. At the previous certification in 2015, two: M1 Poznań and M1 Kraków shopping centers received certificates at the Outstanding level in the Part: Building Management. These were the first certificates in Poland with such a high score. Currently, all M1 objects have been evaluated at the Excellent level in the Asset Performance scope and at the Outstanding level in the Building Management part. The facilities use interesting solutions, as well as, some specialized analyzes were developed:

  • An ecological analysis was carried out. On its basis, all recommendations proposed by the ecologist were implemented, among others: winter house for hedgehogs, hotels and dead wood for insects.  Worth mentioning is also the educational element, aimed at increasing ecological awareness of people visiting facilities, by placing information boards regarding the applied solutions and their role for the environment;
  • Measurements and reports on light pollution were made. Based on them, a comprehensive assessment of interfering light from shopping centers was obtained. Recommended measures have been taken to reduce the night light pollution;
  • Rainwater retention solutions were applied;
  • In all M1 facilities, green lease agreements are used for tenants, in which quality objectives regarding electricity consumption, water consumption and waste reduction are determined;
  • Regular measurements of fresh air rates are carried out, confirming the efficiency of mechanical ventilation.


More information about M1: https://zakupywm1.pl/