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Unibail-Rodamco’s Centrum Chodov shopping centre in Prague has achieved an Outstanding rating under Parts 1 & 2 of BREEAM In-Use International 2015, establishing a new benchmark for retail real estate across Europe.
This is the first shopping centre to achieve this double under the 2015 version of the scheme, putting it amongst the highest rated retail developments in Europe.
Speaking at the presentation of the certificate at MAPIC 2015 in Cannes, David Leonard of BREEAM said: “This is a special achievement at Chodov, and a further testament to Unibail-Rodamco’s commitment to operating and developing sustainable retail spaces. Congratulations to Unibail-Rodamco and the BREEAM assessors Bopro.”
Arnaud Burlin, Managing Director of Central Europe and Austria for Unibail-Rodamco said: “This Outstanding achievement is a clear demonstration of the daily commitment of the Chodov shopping centre management team to environmental issues, and the relevancy of the Group’s environmental management system implemented on each managed asset across Europe.”
Part 1 of BREEAM In-Use covers the performance of the asset’s built form, including its construction, fixtures, fittings and installed services. Part 2 covers building management including the management policies, procedures and practices related to the operation of the asset, and the actual consumption of key resources such as energy, water and other consumables. An Outstanding rating is the highest rating possible under BREEAM.
At the end of 2014, 39 of Unibail-Rodamco’s shopping centres were BREEAM In-Use certified across Europe and 38% of these assets reached the ‘Outstanding’ level for building management (Part 2). The Group is aiming for BREEAM In-Use certification for at least 80% of its managed shopping centres (in m²) by 2016.
You can visit the BREEAM stand during MAPIC in Cannes, 18-20 November 2015, stand number R7.K16. For more information on BREEAM In-Use International go to www.breeam.com/inuse
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Notes for Editors
- BREEAM is the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for buildings and communities. More than 425,000 certificates have been issued under BREEAM on more than 24,000 projects around the world, and 1.9 million buildings and communities are registered for certification. BREEAM is used in more than 70 countries. More information at www.breeam.com.
- BREEAM In-Use is a scheme that is part of the BREEAM family and is designed to help building managers, investors, owners and occupiers reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing non-domestic buildings. It consists of a standard, user friendly assessment methodology and an independent certification process that provides a clear and credible route map to improving sustainability credentials of existing buildings.