News / 2.21.18

Mennica Legacy Tower Shortlisted for BREEAM 2018 Awards

First High-Rise Building in Warsaw to Receive BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ Designation

Mennica Legacy Tower, a two-building high-rise office development currently being constructed in Warsaw, Poland, has been shortlisted for the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) 2018 Awards. For this project, Epstein is serving as the architect and engineer of record, as well as the design engineer for MEP and structural engineering services. Goettsch Partners is the design architect and Epstein, in addition to our design and engineering role, has also been helping guide this project through Warsaw’s unique governmental approval process.


The BREEAM Awards recognize the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of BREEAM certified buildings. Winners will be announced at that BREEAM Awards gala which will take place on March 6th within London’s ExCeL Centre. On-line votes from the public are being accepted for shortlisted projects at

Mennica has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ level and the development includes numerous ‘green’ design elements – especially with regards to the Epstein-engineered sophisticated mechanical and electrical systems. For instance, energy consumption in the building will be reduced through the installation of LED lighting throughout, the building management system is using presence monitors for the HVAC system and the fire safety systems will utilize water mist, which is more effective and will allow for more flexibility of the office interiors. In addition, Mennica will feature acoustic insulation, significant daylighting, and access to fresh air from openable panels which will contribute to a healthy and productive working environment.

The Mennica development, which is expected to be complete in 2019, is located in the Central Business District of Warsaw and will feature a 35-story tower located on the south east side of the site and a smaller 10-story building on the west side of the site.


The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, first published by the Building Research Establishment in 1990, is the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. Read more at