The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with extraordinary achievements in sustainability, were revealed at a gala event last night at London’s ExCel.
Attended by hundreds of built environment practitioners from around the world, the awards were hosted by actor and TV personality Robert Llewellyn, a keen advocate of sustainability and renewable energy technologies.
The winners include many of the most innovatively sustainable buildings in the UK, and in countries across the globe from China to Brazil. The awards, held this year in partnership with ecobuild, also recognise high achievement by architects, M&E consultants and BREEAM assessors – and BREEAM again partnered with GRESB to recognise socially responsible investment. New this year are the Regional Awards for building projects that will of inspire sustainability advances in their particular areas of the world.
Selected by an independent panel of experts from shortlists of the year’s highest scoring BREEAM certificated projects, the winning buildings represent superb design and performance in new and existing buildings, refurbishments and fit-outs. They are:
- Bloomberg London – Commercial Project – Design
- Four Pancras Square, London – Commercial Project – Post-Construction
- Forum Kayseri, Turkey – Commercial Project – In-Use
- Tiger Way Primary School and Nursery, London – Public Project – Design
- GSK Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham – Public Project – Post-Construction
- Grønland 58, Drammen, Norway – Public Project – In-Use
- HAUT, Amsterdam – Homes – Design
- 126 Pavilion Road, London – Homes – Post-Construction
- Metropolis Mansion, China – Regional Award – Asia
- SEBRAE Sustainability Centre, Brazil – Regional Award – Americas
- V.Offices, Krakow, AFI Europe, Poland – Regional Award – Central and Eastern Europe
- Bloomberg London and DC2, Prologis Park, Dunstable, UK – Joint winner, Regional Award – Western Europe
The outstanding achievements of the shortlisted projects gave the panel of judges a difficult task when choosing the winners.
Alan Yates, BREEAM Technical Director and Chair of the Judging Panel, said “Even more important than the qualities of the shortlisted and winning projects, are the examples they set for others. By demonstrating the practicalities and benefits of sustainable solutions – particularly those that are widely replicable – these projects will inspire others to aim higher with their own developments, so driving improvement throughout their sectors and regions, and internationally.”
The winners of the GRESB/BREEAM Awards for Responsible Real Estate Investment are:
- Altarea Cogedim – Large Portfolio (more than 1 billion Euro gross asset value)
- SPF Joint Venture – Rockspring – Small Portfolio (less than 1 billion Euro gross asset value)
- Lizzy Butink, A.S.R. Real Estate – Individual Leadership
The winners of the BREEAM/ecobuild Champions Awards, new for 2018, are:
- Austin-Smith:Lord – Architects
- Sweco – M&E Consultants
The winners of the BREEAM Assessor Company and the three Assessor of the Year Awards are:
- Bouygues UK – Assessor Company of the Year
- Glynn Van Nieuwenhuyse, Bopro; Zuzana Spicova, Sweco UK, Danielle Symmons, AECOM – Assessors of the Year
Finally, the winner of the YOUR BREEAM Award, decided by popular vote on the BREEAM website is:
- SEBRAE Sustainability Centre, Brazil
The project attracted over 2,000 votes, with one voter describing the building as “sustainability and engineering in perfect harmony!”
Further information on all of the shortlisted, highly commended and award-winning BREEAM projects and teams is available at www.breeam.com/awards.
For further information: Linda McKeown, BRE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of the award winners are available via BRE’s Flickr site
Notes for Editors
- BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment. BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. This means BREEAM-rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments. www.breeam.com
- GRESB is the international membership organisation that assesses the sustainability performance of real estate asset sector portfolios and assets. It provides its members with data, scorecards, benchmark reports and portfolio analysis tools. www.gresb.com