BRE’s training arm the BRE Academy is partnering with green building consultancy NSD* to deliver an extensive programme of BREEAM training across China. This initiative reflects a growing interest in BREEAM in China and the move to upskill built environment professionals so they can deliver against Government-set sustainable development targets.
Under the terms of the agreement the three partners NSD, BRE China and BRE Academy will work together to deliver BREEAM Awareness, BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) and BREEAM Assessor courses in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan, and Chengdu, and other major cities. The first training sessions under the agreement will be held on 25th Feb (BREEAM Awareness) and 26th Feb (BREEAM AP) in Beijing.
BRE Academy Director Pauline Traetto said ‘We are delighted to be involved in this new venture which will have a positive impact on future development in China as well as bringing long term career benefits to the trainees. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share our knowledge in this way.’
NSD Director Dr Yan Zhu said ‘As one of the leading BREEAM Assessors in China, our team have considerable first-hand experience in green building practice which we will bring to this training programme. I have no doubt it will further expand BREEAM and green building knowledge in China.’
In the last few years BREEAM has steadily grown its presence in China with 62 projects now registered under the scheme. All these projects aim to meet the international BREEAM standard as well as China’s own building regulations and local green building standard.
BRE China President Jaya Skandamoorthy said ‘Our goal is to grow the local knowledge base and expertise in green buildings and sustainable development in China. This training agreement is a significant milestone to achieving this goal and in supporting China to deliver greater sustainable outcomes that can be benchmarked internationally’.
NOTES TO EDITOR
* NSD stands for the Shenzhen Nottingham Sustainable Development Institute Limited – a green building consultancy company involving Nottingham University and the Government of Shenzhen.
BRE China: www.china.bre.co.uk