The business quarter Romanov Dvor participated in the world’s biggest environmental action Earth Hour, conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
On March 19, between 8.30 and 9.30 p.m. (local time) the worldwide environmental action Earth Hour was conducted, with 178 countries involved. During this one hour architectural lighting went off on most famous architectural landmarks of the world capitals as a sign of concern over the future of our planet..
The business quarter Romanov Dvor for the first time participated in the worldwide Earth Hour action: the exterior illumination of the office buildings and adjacent territory was put off.
Just to remind: the business project Romanov Dvor was built with reference to the international sustainability standards BREEAM. In 2013 it was the first project in Russia to be certified in accordance with the renewed standard BREEAM In-Use International, which corroborates the project’s compliance with the widely adopted standards for environmentally benign premium-class office centers.
Overall 178 countries supported the Earth Hour initiative. Last Saturday off went the architectural lighting on such world-renowned buildings as London’s Big Ben, Sagrada da Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Sydney Opera, Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Athens’ Acropolis, Vatican’s St. Peter Cathedral, Tower of Eiffel in Paris, Empire State Building and Times Square in New York, and some others.
Exterior lights were turned off on 1,500 Moscow buildings, including the Kremlin, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Stalin’s seven high-rise buildings, Luzhniki Arena, most buildings on Novy Arbat, Tverskaya Street, Leningradsky prospekt, prospekt Mira, rail terminals, bridges, Ostankino TV Tower, and others.
The business quarter Romanov Dvor is located in the immediate proximity of the Kremlin at Romanov Alley and fully conforms to its status of a premium office real estate project. Total area of its office part is 51,500 sq m. The project developer is the international investment and development holding RD Group. General contractor is RD Construction; the management company is RD Management.t.
Earth Hour is the annual international environmental action that got underway in 2007. In different parts of the world people turn off the lights and home appliances for one hour, thus showing that they do care for energy savings. Moscow joined this action in 2009.