The “Galerie-Géant Pessac” (33) shopping center received the Trophée CNCC* “engagement” award for an existing site at the 2016 Siec gala evening.
This recognition highlights the work accomplished and engagement shown by all the teams from Mercialys and Union Investment, which own this site jointly. It marks the culmination of the environmental best practices shared and rolled out in connection with the ambitious environmental strategy defined for this asset, including better monitoring and management of consumption levels, an environmentally-friendly management plan for green spaces and renewable energy production.
This high level of environmental performance was highlighted in November last year when the center was awarded BREEAM In Use certification, with the highest rating of “outstanding” for operational aspects and an “excellent” rating for the building’s intrinsic quality. Through a pilot project with the BRE***, Mercialys is looking to extend this certification to cover its entire portfolio, with 30% already BREEAM In Use “outstanding” certified.
In addition to this recognition, Mercialys has been awarded the “Janus du Commerce” label by the French design institute for its “G La Galerie” brand. This Janus award rewards the “G La Galerie” brand’s innovative features and customer-centric approach, closely aligned with consumers’ new expectations: accessibility, visibility, practicality and proximity.
* CNCC: Conseil National des Centres Commerciaux (French national council of shopping centers)
** SIEC: Salon du Retail et de l’Immobilier Commercial (Retail and commercial property trade show)
*** BRE : Building Research Establishement