Atria Urban Resort installs 296 solar panels

Alina Oprea
Atria Urban Resort, a residential complex developed in the north-western area of Bucharest by EVERGENT Investments, in partnership with Cityring Development, has installed 296 solar panels that will produce energy for heating domestic hot water. The project will help optimize utility costs for residents in Phase III. The proprietary solar panel system, along with heat recovery ventilation systems, high-quality materials, and eco-friendly technologies, will align the new homes with the nZEB energy efficiency standard, bringing them closer to near-zero energy consumption.

The 296 solar panels installed in Phase III cover a total area of 730 sqm and have a production capacity of 446,500 kWh/year. The energy produced will be used in the solar domestic hot water system. The panels are flat, with an absorptive surface made of selective aluminum fins, measuring 2.00m x 1.30m.

"Sustainability as a whole, reduced energy consumption, and enhanced resident comfort have been constant concerns for us from Atria's pre-planning stage. That's why we are implementing energy consumption-reducing solutions using quality insulation systems, triple-glazed windows, dedicated heating systems, etc. whilst also keeping the average purchasing price within reach of the middle-market buyer. Almost 300 solar panels have been installed in Phase III; they will be extremely useful, diminishing a traditionally-produced energy consumption source. In our view, our three well-earned urban-regeneration awards are telling evidence of our efforts to contribute to the revitalization of Sector 1, as one enters Bucharest from Târgoviște. Atria Urban Resort brings us to the forefront of introducing the area into the Capital's real estate portfolio, and we hope, by becoming a model for other future developments, and developers, alike, that this area will grow with the “Atria imprint”. We strive to keep the project as ”green” as possible, we focus on keeping density at a livable scale by building low-rise buildings, predominantly GF+4, with large, open distances between the modern facades, creating beautiful common areas for parks, gardens with a diverse landscape, plenty of vegetation, and hundreds of trees on-site, making a positive impact in the area, and on our residents' lives. Now, with Phase III, we continue on our mission by furthering the sustainability component, bringing near zero emission buildings to the market, offering valuable and eco-friendly investment options to our buyers," says Liria Themo, Marketing Manager of the Atria Urban Resort complex.

All buildings in this phase of development are aligned with the nZEB energy efficiency standard and will approach near-zero energy consumption. In addition to the proprietary solar panel system, each apartment is equipped with a central heating system and heat-recovery ventilation equipment that further reduces additional energy consumption. The exterior window joinery used is of a superior energy class, using triple-glazed windows with warm frames where improved thermal parameters provide even better insulation. The developer is implementing new technologies that are in line with global sustainability trends and the middle-market segment.

"At the moment, the project is already categorized in the A-Energy class. To give you an idea, depending on the apartment's size, the maintenance costs for the common areas, including pools, parks, beautiful landscaping, and hundreds of trees as high as the second floor, range from 150 to 400 lei per month, precisely because we are mindful of costs, including residents' budgets. Reducing energy costs is a priority for us, both as developers and as citizens, guiding our decisions and business based on sought-after sustainability principles. Affordability is also a major concern for the Romanian homebuyer, and we are very mindful of keeping a balance between benefits, price, and beauty. Phase 3 qualifies as NZEB, and it is what we consider a normal evolution for Atria," emphasized the developer's representative.

Started in the fall of last year, Phase III of the Atria Urban Resort real estate project, overall, is 65% ready, while the outer shell of the buildings is 95% completed. Currently, work is well underway on both the interior and exterior installations, as well as interior and exterior design finishes. The 350 apartments will have a high rate of energy efficiency. Phase III is composed of 7 buildings. When completed in the fall of 2024, Phase III will cover a total area of 22,800 sqm.

Atria Urban Resort is a real estate project developed by EVERGENT Investments, in partnership with Cityring Development, owned by entrepreneurs Liviu and Eugen Lepădatu. The project - spanning 9 hectares - was designed in four construction phases, with a total of 1,400 apartments and a total value of 120 million euros. The first phase of the extensive real estate project, developed in Bucharest's Sector 1, was completed and fully sold at the beginning of 2020. Phase II, with 398 apartments and an area with commercial spaces, with an approximate value of 35 million euros has a few units still available. The construction of Phase III, adds 350 apartments to the project; construction started in 2022, and the duration of the works is 20 months. Also this year, the fourth and final phase of Atria Urban Resort is underway with the design and authorization stage; over 450 apartments will bring the project to completion.

Green Forum  |  20 June, 2024 at 8:04 AM