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Tishman International Presented Its First Leed Certified Building

Left to Right: Julian Edwards, Managing Director at Tishman International; James Warlick, the US ambassador to Bulgaria, Alan D. Levy, Chairman of Tishman International Companies, Carlo Marzot, Managing Director of EZ MEP International;
Left to Right: Julian Edwards, Managing Director at Tishman International; James Warlick, the US ambassador to Bulgaria, Alan D. Levy, Chairman of Tishman International Companies, Carlo Marzot, Managing Director of EZ MEP International;

August 02, 2010, 8:50 (PX Newswire)

Tishman International conducted an exclusive press briefing event at the Marketing Suite of Sofia Airport Center on July 13, 2010. The event highlighted the advantages of the “Green Building” concept and the benefits of having a LEED certification. Tishman Chairman Alan D. Levy, along with Managing Director Julian Edwards, and Managing Director EZ MEP International, presented a video of the office building and project overview to the Ambassador of United States James Warlick and Scott Pozil Commercial Attaché.

“Tishman International is proud to play an integral role in bringing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability to Sofia as it grows in significance as a global business hub. LEED certification creates a win-win situation for businesses and consumers who directly benefit through reduced heating and cooling costs while also reducing consumption of natural valuable resources,” commented Mr. Levy.

The U.S. Embassy is teaming with the American Chamber of Commerce to organize a green building conference in Sofia on October 7. “The conference is an opportunity to discuss green building developments and innovations as well as public and private green building programs that are making a difference in the United States and Europe. We are expecting experts and business people from the United States, Europe and Bulgaria to share their experiences and insights” said the Commercial Attaché of the US Embassy in Bulgaria Mr. Scott Pozil

Tishman's Sofia Airport Center's newest Class A office building, is the first commercial LEED-certified office building in Bulgaria, and is expected to achieve LEED's "silver" status by using environmentally friendly construction materials and becoming an environmentally responsible, healthy place to work. SAC design includes sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy efficient materials and resources and overall indoor environmental quality.

The environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification include lower operating costs and increased asset value; the reduction of waste sent to landfills; the conservation of energy and water and the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

As a demonstration of an owner's commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, LEED certification is extremely valuable in today's market. This building's energy consumption is drastically reduced due to the use of renewable sources of energy such as natural daylight through open atriums and double-glazed windows, solar shading via cantilevered sun louvers and dual-coated glass on building facades designed to reduce heat and solar impact and a complex, energy-efficient Building Management System (BMS) that monitors outdoor temperature and regulates climate controls with a variable air volume HVAC system.

About Tishman International - Tishman International Companies is currently active in the United States, United Kingdom and Central & Eastern Europe including Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. The firm specializes, in the acquisition, development, management and financing of commercial real estate. Tishman has been a consultant and joint venture partner to some of the world’s leading institutions and private investors and has recently been appointed by a UK Fund to provide asset and development management services for a portfolio of 12 properties located in Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia.

About Tishman International in Europe - In 1986, Tishman International established its European headquarters in London, England. Since then, the company has developed and managed in excess of six million square feet of premier office and commercial space in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Tishman has provided acquisition and management expertise for millions of square feet of prime real estate assets in Europe, including several Supermarket Centres in the Czech Republic for an International Supermarket Company. Its prestigious roster of clients and partners has included Metropolitan Life, New York Life, Teachers Insurance, Bank of America, Grosvenor International, Citibank, American Express, Fidelity Investments, Lend Lease, HVB Real Estate, and many others.

About GE Real Estate
GE Real Estate currently has over Ђ1 billion invested in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company has invested or developed in the retail, office, residential and logistics sectors in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The Company made its first investment in Turkey in 2006.

GE Real Estate ( is one of the world's premier commercial real estate companies with more than US $87 billion in assets and a presence in 31 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. GE Real Estate offers a comprehensive range of capital and investment solutions including equity capital for acquisition or development, as well as fixed and floating rate mortgages for new acquisitions or re-capitalizations of commercial real estate. With a 28% compound annual growth rate since 1993, GE Real Estate is one of the world's fastest growing and most profitable real estate enterprises. This extraordinary record of success grows out of a reputation for collaboration and partnership; a depth of knowledge and experience and a history of building relationships, finding opportunities and opening doors for more than 5,000 owners, builders, borrowers and brokers worldwide.

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