Astana presents first business centre built in compliance with green technology standards

ASTANA – Talan Towers Offices, an A-class business centre built as part of the multifunctional Talan Towers complex, was presented Sept. 28 in the capital. It is a pioneer in green technology construction among the city’s business centres, as it was built in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) international standards.

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Photo credit: Nikita Bassov

The media event introducing the building was organised by Yerlan Ospanov, general director of Verny Capital, Ammar Nahya, general director of Jain Engineering Consultants International, Lukasz Skowronski, managing director of Global Development LLP and Leonid Volokh, regional director of JLL Russia & CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).

“The Talan Towers Offices business centre is definitely a ‘new word’ both in business architecture and business environment philosophy in Astana. We have been working and continue working in cooperation with the best ones, having a common goal – to create a unique product in the commercial real estate market of the capital and to ensure its highest quality for the client. In many ways, we have exceeded the expectations of the companies about the offices they would like to have in the future,” said Ospanov.

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Nearly everything in Talan Towers is about green technologies, including the energy-saving glass, which enables optimising the temperature and light inside the building due to the low thermal conductivity and high sunlight penetration. For the first time, Talan Towers Offices introduced green roof technology, which keeps heat inside the building, has water supply and drip irrigation systems that save up to 92 percent of water and reuses rainwater to irrigate green spaces, as well as solar panels and charging stations for electric vehicles. The locker rooms and showers on the ground floor are also part of the green ideology, as they are installed to encourage employees and visitors to use sustainable means of transportation, like bicycles.

“Verny Capital strived to make Talan Towers a ‘smart building.’ This became possible due to the increase in energy effectiveness, reduction in the negative effects on the environment and high comfort level. This is a new market standard which others have to compete with,” said Nahya.

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“The idea of green technology is great. This is what you would expect in a top city anywhere in the world and here in Astana. I am excited to see how everything unfolds. I want to see this place in full capacity. That would be great for Astana,” said guest Richard Castleberry, head of Business Development for Academic Programmes at Nazarbayev University.