Find out more about what Médiacité is doing to make the world a better place
Sustainable development, a key value in the management of Médiacité
Green roofing, waste sorting, natural lighting, rainwater collection and reuse, solar panels, etc. Year after year, project after project, many actions have been taken to reduce the centre's eco-footprint.
From the outset, it was more than important to the property developer Wilhelm & Co. to build a shopping and leisure centre that was committed to sustainable development. Fifteen years after the laying of the foundation stone of Médiacité, its owner, CBRE Global Investors, together with the Gesmall management team, continues to work in this direction.
We invite you to the Venelle on Rue Grétry to find out all about what is being done at Médiacité to make the world a better place.
In direct collaboration with Récupel, Bebat and the non-profit organisation Les Amis des Aveugles, Médiacité collects plastic caps and used batteries and light bulbs. Visit our Info & Services area to leave your donation and contribute to a better world.
Beehives & bees on the roofs
In May 2021, the latest project to come to fruition, 4 beehives have been installed on the green roof of the centre for the next two years. At present, no less than 200,000 bees are foraging for pollen on the flowers within a radius of 3 km of Médiacité.
Burbee's beekeepers will be there day to day to take care of the facilities and to collect the honey produced.
Recognised by these certifications
BREAAM - Médiacité, a key player in sustainable development.
At the cutting edge of technology and responding to the challenges of sustainable development (reduction of greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions, energy savings, green roofs, etc.), Médiacité is the first BREEAM-certified building in Belgium and the first shopping and leisure centre in Europe to be certified - with a rating of "Very Good" - according to the new BREEAM Retail 2008 protocol specially developed for the environmental assessment of retail projects.
In the meantime, Médiacité has also been certified BREEAM In-Use - a rating of 'Very Good' - for the daily management of the complex.
ISO 14 001 - First Belgian shopping centre certified.
Médiacité is the first Belgian shopping centre to be ISO 14001 certified. This environmental standard recognises the ability of a company or organisation to control the impact of its activity on the environment and to comply with regulations.
In the case of Médiacité, in addition to all the actions already in place, the centre's team is committed to achieving new environmental objectives each year. These targets are set and implemented under the supervision of experts and verified annually by an accredited body.
2,778 photovoltaic panels
9,000 m² covered with panels for even greener energy!
In 2017, the project was launched with the aim of producing its own green energy. The challenge was considerable, but after more than two years of planning and several months of work, 2,778 photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roofs of the shopping centre.
These panels power the centre in an environmentally friendly way and reduce CO2 emissions by 309 tonnes per year, the equivalent of 2,490,000 km driven by a diesel car. At the beginning of 2017, the project was launched! Médiacité's objective: to produce its own green energy. It was a major challenge, but after more than two years of planning and several months of work, 2,778 photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roofs of the gallery.
Below is a before and after photo of the Médiacité roof.
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