Milan, 28 February 2023 – AMCO – Asset Management Company, in full compliance with ESG criteria, has obtained the LEED Gold certification for its new headquarters in Via San Giovanni sul Muro 9, located in Milan within the Business Campus “The Bridge”.
The LEED certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an American protocol developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), encompassing stringent standards to assess the degree of environmental sustainability of buildings.
Inaugurated on 15 December 2021, the headquarters in Milan – 4,800 square metres across 7 above-ground floors and two underground parking levels – embodies the synthesis of AMCO’s most modern and flexible work concepts and focus on Sustainability.
The Environmental Protection is one of the four pillars of the GSSE Sustainability Strategy – Sustainable Governance, Sustainable Credit Management, Sustainable Development of Human Capital and Environmental Protection – presented on 15 December 2022 with the “Made in AMCO” 2025 Strategic Plan which integrates Sustainability into the Company’s entire value chain.
The LEED Gold certification is one of the commitments set out in the Plan for 2023.
Moreover, AMCO, among the first players in Italy, has initiated procedures for the Fitwel certification, confirming its focus on employees’ health and wellbeing.
Features of the building:
The building in Via San Giovanni sul Muro 9 is located in one of Milan’s best-connected areas to encourage the use of sustainable transportation and preferential parking spaces have been reserved for those who use various forms of carpooling.
The building has been designed to meet high levels of energy performance, both in terms of cladding – such as, for example, with the application of energy-saving solar control films – and in terms of plant, with high-efficiency heat pumps. The lighting system has been designed to reduce consumption and, at the same time, providing excellent visual comfort: thanks to sensors, the lighting automatically adjusts to the natural light and allows automatic switch-off when the premises are empty. In addition, 100% of the building’s energy needs will be satisfied with the purchase of energy produced from renewable sources: an important commitment AMCO has made to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
As defined by the LEED protocol, the use of low-consumption water-sanitary equipment and the dual network sanitary system fed by rainwater ensures a 65% reduction in water consumption compared to standard buildings.
Separate waste collection is carried-out in all offices and, to minimise plastic consumption from water bottles, in all the refreshment areas with kitchens new purifiers have been installed to produce osmotic water from tap water. Finally, AMCO has chosen to use stationery made of FSC-certified paper and recycled plastic.
AMCO’s commitment to protect the environment
In order to reduce GHG emissions and energy costs, starting from winter 2022/2023 the Company has set up office closures on days with high-intensity traffic, over long weekends and winter holidays and during the week which usually sees the lowest temperatures (2-6 January 2023 and 6-10 February 2023).
As from January 2023, AMCO uses only rechargeable batteries for computer mouses and keyboards, in order to reduce environmental pollution related to exhausted batteries, paper and plastic packaging, in line with the UE Circular Economy Action Plan.Discover all AMCO’s actions to protect the Environment in the Sustainability section at www.amco.it