One of the largest developers and owners of commercial real estate in China, the Jinmao Holdings Group, has committed to applying international sustainability standard BREEAM on a minimum of 100 building projects over the next two years.
The announcement comes as Jinmao embarks on a 10 billion RMB residential and commercial construction programme, and shows their commitment to set the standard to drive sustainability in China.
Mr Yang Bing, General Manager of Jinmao Green Building Technology, said ‘Using BREEAM International New Construction on Jinmao’s multiple developments in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing, will enable us to continue on our mission to transform the Chinese real estate market. Our goal is to create higher value properties that provide great and healthy spaces for people that don’t have adverse effects on the environment. We look forward to further collaboration with BRE.’
The agreement was signed at a China-UK ceremony in Beijing which was attended by UK Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox and Mr Wang Wenbin, Vice Minister of SASAC (State owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council). The event was part of the three day bi-lateral trade visit by UK Prime Minister Teresa May to China.
President of BRE China Jaya Skandamoorthy said ‘We are very pleased to announce this long-term strategic collaboration with Jinmao which is based on our shared mission to drive positive impacts on the global built environment with significant social, environmental and economic benefits for all’.
Other areas of collaboration which BRE and Jinmao are working on together include understanding the market need for BRE’s Responsible Sourcing Standard for Construction Products BES 6001, which demonstrates the ethos of supply chain management and product stewardship and encompasses social, economic and environmental considerations.
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