GTC – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

ADA MALL, GOLD LEED certification shows exemplary leadership in sustainable building practices.

LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership and is the acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

We believe green buildings are the foundation of something bigger: helping people, and the communities and cities they reside in—safely, healthily and sustainably thrive. The heart of GTC’s green building community’s efforts for a long time go well beyond construction and efficiency, and the materials that make up our buildings. We always dig deeper and focus on what matters most within those buildings: human beings.

ADA MALL, Belgrade shopping mall is delighted to obtain GOLD LEED ratings which recognize GTC’s strong business profile and provides the Group with more flexibility to underline it’s foothold in the CEE Real Estate market.

Consumers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint on their own – hybrid and electric cars are becoming increasingly popular, energy-efficient lighting has become the standard, and the performance and efficiency of batteries is hitting historical highs. We can see these trends reflected in the expectations of our partners – tenants, shareholders and financial institutions. Therefore, one of GTC’s strategic goals is to constantly strive to increase the level of business sustainability and at the same time reduce the Group’s  impact on the environment. Green initiative means questions about the quality and ecology, which must be asked prior to the investment. Ecology is more important now than ever – climate is changing, the economy is exploring ways to use energy more efficiently, renewable energy sources are developing rapidly.

ADA MALL shopping mall employs construction and technical solutions that increase comfort of shopping and experience without compromising the environment, through:

  • maximum use of daylight,
  • ensuring the greatest possible amount of fresh air,
  • use of modern, individually controlled heating and air conditioning systems,
  • use of effective and energy-efficient thermal insulation solutions,
  • wise management of energy used for manufacturing and transportation,
  • adhering to the highest construction standards within environment protection,
  • special protection of green areas.

Every single human being on the planet should have safe and healthy places to live, work, learn and play. Leading long and healthy lives is not a privilege—it’s a right for everyone. Shouldn’t the places where we spend 90% of our time support our health and wellbeing? Improved health and productivity benefits are playing a larger role than ever before in driving companies to invest in green building.



GTC’s recent EUR 500 mln green bond issue, was three-times over-subscribed. GTC has stated that the issue forms part of a change in approach from structured to unstructured Eurobond financing. 

’’ Having a portfolio with 84 pct of the buildings holding green certificates at ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ levels, it was natural for us to issue green bonds. Green bonds are a promise that the money investors put in will be dedicated to environmentally responsible projects, which is why there has been such a high level of interest. The issue received a strong reception from the broad European fixed-income investor universe and was several times oversubscribed with a peak order book over EUR 1.4bn.’’ said Jovav Carmi, GTC S.A. president.

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