First BREEAM certificate for a student house in Lodz!

Student house in Lodz with Very Good certificate!

The BaseCamp student house on Rembielińskiego Street in Lodz is the first such building registered in Poland under the BREEAM Long-term stay Residential Institutions scheme. At the same time, it is the first BREEAM certificate signed with our logo. We are happy and, of course, congratulate the investor!

The BaseCamp student house is not such an ordinary dormitory-it’s a feast for the eyes and heart, just look at it: it will be a multifunctional building with an interesting patio, a large gym, a lobby and multipurpose rooms for students. The design includes some interesting architectural solutions, but especially a very modern interior design, a laundry room and a bicycle room. The solutions used are not only pleasing to the eyes, but are chosen to increase the comfort of future users. Care has been taken to ensure that people with limited mobility have access to the building and common spaces-there are virtually no thresholds and the slopes are adapted to the requirements of Life Time Homes.

FUTUREBUILD 2020 conference in London

FUTUREBUILD 2020 conference in London

LWM Sp.z o.o. was not absent from the annual conference on innovation in green building! This year the conference focused on the topic of climate change. You can find the event page here.


Building projects aimed at improving the quality of life are primarily buildings, with a view to users with functional limitations, including, in particular, buildings, and environments that will respond to the needs and improve the quality of life of the elderly. Such projects are not just about architectural solutions, although there are still few companies, even in Poland, that take up this topic. It is more about reducing such adverse phenomena as overheating, or the “heat island effect.”
At the Futurebuild 2020 conference, there were several companies offering software or a software-based service, i.e. ENVI-met® that examines how a building will fit into and affect its surroundings. And don’t get me wrong: the impact of shading, transportation is always taken into account in design. What’s new here is the study of how the new building will affect the comfort of the building’s occupants and the occupants of neighboring sheds – for example, what contribution the building will make during periods of hot weather and to what extent it will disrupt air flow.
Some companies, such as Greenpass®, even award their certifications based on how a building compares to referenced buildings in terms of: (i) not addressing the impact of kimatic changes, (ii) managing surface water, (iii) not addressing the negative impact on air flow, (iv) offsetting the reduction in biodiversity, (v) managing available energy, (vi) and Note! how it compares in terms of cost-effectiveness (considering the building’s life cycle).
Greenpass is working with the Vienna city administration, and there is a good chance that soon the aspects assessed by Greenpass certification will be taken into account when issuing building permits.