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SRE becomes a winner of the construction industry competitions


SRE becomes a winner of the construction industry competitions

In the competition “Most Energy Efficient Building in Latvia 2021”, SJSC State Real Estate (SRE) received several awards in the nomination “Most Energy Efficient Public Building in Latvia 2021”, while in the showcase “The Best Building of the Year 2020” it was recognised in the nomination “Reconstruction”.

In the energy efficiency competition “Most Energy Efficient Public Building in Latvia 2021” nomination, 2 SRE objects were selected - the building of the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Latvia at Aspazijas bulvāris 7 and the Daugavpils Zonal State Archive of the National Archives of Latvia at Komandanta iela 9.

The Prosecutor's Office building received 2nd place in the evaluation of the jury experts, as well as obtained 4 sympathy awards from the supporters of the competition Saint-Gobain, Elektrum, Intellify and Paroc. As a result of the energy efficiency solutions implemented during the reconstruction of the Prosecutor’s Office building, the heat energy consumption for heating the building will be reduced by about half - from 140.76 kWh/m2 per year to 74.22 kWh/m2.

The Daugavpils Zonal State Archive of the National Archives of Latvia took 3rd place. The building was insulated (enclosed courtyard foundations, courtyard exterior walls), windows were replaced and rebuilt, exterior doors were replaced, the heating system was rebuilt and renovated, and the natural ventilation system was cleaned and renovated. A ramp was also set up to improve the building's accessibility for people with disabilities.

The competition “Most Energy Efficient Building in Latvia” takes place annually within the framework of the cooperation memorandum “Let's live warmer”, which the SRE joined on 4 March 2020, committing to ensuring the availability of information on building renovation, reconstruction and energy efficiency increasing possibilities. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Economics in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, as well as the magazine “Būvinženieris”.

The award was also received at the showcase “The Best Building of the Year 2020”, where the members of the jury praised the Prosecutor's Office building renovated last year. During the reconstruction the historical succession of the building was maintained and its total area was increased significantly from 7205.5 m2 to 7495.2 m2, creating modern work, meeting and recreation rooms for the needs of the prosecutor's office. A new conference hall with 200 seats has been built in the building on the third floor, also using the area of the attic. The reconstruction of the Prosecutor's Office building is an important step towards the better and more efficient placement of state institutions, and the management of state-owned real estate.

The showcase “The Best Building of the Year in Latvia” is held annually with the aim of highlighting good construction practices, awarding the most efficient and high-quality projects put into operation, as well as the safest and most energy-efficient buildings. In the showcase, awards are given in eight nominations.

Under the conditions of the pandemic, in accordance with the precautionary and safety requirements, work at 43 national construction sites with a total project budget of 156 million euros continues under the management of SRE. SRE provides professional real estate management and administration for approximately 400 real estate properties with 1100 buildings of 1.02 million square metres and more than 3600 land properties with an area of 9.6 million square metres. SRE was founded in 1996, 100% owned by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.