BREEAM Summit 2022

BREEAM is more than a scheme, we are a movement for change.

After the virtual awards of last year, it’s been a pleasure celebrating the awards with the winners and fellow nominees in person. The vast array of projects amongst this year’s shortlist and winners demonstrates how BREEAM can drive better performance and deliver value on an international scale across the entire built environment lifecycle.

In addition, this year BREEAM hosted a thought leadership agenda of learning and networking during the day, The day included debates on the highest impact solutions to achieve net-zero, exploring the role of green finance, and an exclusive first look at the BREEAM Platform; a credible third-party framework and tool to support your commercial success and ESG goals.

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BREEAM Summit 2022

Summit Programme

BREEAM Summit Programme

Taking place on March 22, 2022 the day will focus on ESG and Net Zero Carbon for real estate, developers, financiers, insurers, funds and other major stakeholders, featuring interactive talks and debates with industry thought leaders. Be the first to be introduced to BRE’s new digital functionality to provide better data solutions, accurate benchmarking and detailed insights into buildings and portfolios.

Awards Shortlist & Categories


Homes – Post Construction Award

  • Vivienda Unifamiliar “CAN TANCA”, Spain
  • 30 Charlotte Street (3 Units), UK
  • 79-86 Chancery Lane. UK
  • Morley House – 44 dwellings, UK

Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award

  • The Grafton Way Building , UK
  • School of Engineering, UK
  • Oastler Building, UK
  • Ferney Lee Junior & Infant School, UK
  • Collectie Centrum Nederland, Netherlands

Public Sector Project – In Use award

  • Lars Hilles gate 30, Media City Bergen, Norway
  • Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Binasi, Turkey
  • Ruusupuisto, Finland
  • Mörten 3, Sweden
  • Skinnarilan kampus RV1+RV5, Finland

Commercial project – Post Construction Award

  • V.Offices, Poland
  • Vrieshuis Aviko steenderen, Netherlands
  • Hoogvliet Distributiecentrum, Netherlands
  • King’s Cross Central – Building S1 (Offices), UK

Commercial project – In Use award

  • Centro Comercial Islazu, Spain
  • Centro Comercial El Faro, Spain
  • M1 Lódź, Poland
  • Centro Comercial Bahia Sur, Spain
  • So Ouest, France

Responsible Investment Large Portfolio

  • Altarea
  • Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Retail Fund N.V.
  • Carmila SA
  • CBRE European Industrial Fund
  • Klépierre

Responsible Investment Small Portfolio

  • • ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund, a.s.r. real estate
    • Cromwell Polish Retail Fund, Cromwell Property Group
    • DEOS Fund, CBRE Global Investors
    • IRE European Hotel Fund FCP RAIF, Invesco Real Estate
    • Wellington Place, MEPC Limited

Regional Award Americas

  • Westfield UTC, USA
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza, USA
  • Westfield Century City, USA
  • Hotel EL ALMIRANTE, Cuba

Regional Award Asia

  • Beijing Yihe Jinmao Palace, China
  • The Pavilion, UAE
  • Qingdao Haier Jinmao Palace Block 36#, China
  • Office building Astana tower, Kazakhstan

Regional Award Central and Eastern Europe

  • V.Offices, Poland
  • SKYSAWA budynek B, Poland
  • M1 Lódź, Poland
  • M1 Poznań, Poland

Regional Award Western Europe

  • Vrieshuis Aviko steenderen, Netherlands
  • Centro Comercial Islazul, Spain
  • Quatuor-Batiment A, Belgium
  • Maison Administrative de la Province de Namur, Belgium
  • Centro Comercial El Faro, Spain


We have a number of exciting and innovative sponsorship opportunities available to support our sponsors by:

– Providing recognition through branding opportunities throughout the day
– Giving awareness to your prouct, service
– Providing a number of networking opportunities with key stakeholders
– Positioning you as marketing leaders

James Fisher – Strategic Relationship Lead – Real Estate

E: [email protected]  T: +44 (0) 7970734916

Shortlist criteria and Judging

Shortlist criteria

The initial shortlist for the project categories for the Awards is created by taking the highest scoring projects certified under BREEAM each year. For most categories this will mean a shortlist of six buildings.

Projects must be certified between 21 November 2020 – 19 November 2021 to be considered for the 2022 awards shortlist.

The project teams, led by the BREEAM Assessor, will then invited to submit a case study outlining the reasons why they should win the much coveted award.

The shortlisted projects, represent the highest examples of independently certified projects, which are excelling in every category of BREEAM.  Where there are insufficient leading edge projects identified during shortlisting or case studies submitted for a category, BRE reserve the right to withdraw the category from the judging for this year.

Judging day

The judging takes place in early February, the BREEAM Awards and commendations are awarded to the projects that, in the view of the judging panel, provide the best balance between high performance, replicability, innovation and the degree to which the project has gone beyond what would normally be expected for a similar project.

The judging panel as indicated below comprise of independent experts drawn from all parts of the property and construction industry. BRE chairs the panel, but does not take an active role in judging except in circumstances where there is a tie or the panel is unable to come to a majority verdict.

The Your BREEAM public: You will have the opportunity to nominate a BREEAM certified project for this category, it does not have to have been shortlisted in any other BREEAM Awards category. Further details to follow

Case study submission 

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the awards team in December and invited to submit a case study by mid January which will be put before a panel of independent judges.

The case studies submitted by the project team or Assessor will be judged on the basis of:

  • The balanced achievement of high levels of performance against the breadth of sustainability criteria covered in BREEAM
  • The degree to which the applicant has gone beyond typical or normal practice in design and construction, refurbishment or management.  This will take account of the nature of the project, complexity of the functional requirements and the level of budget available as well as the degree of innovation that is demonstrated by the submission.
  • The replicability of the solutions adopted for other projects in the sector through the dissemination of best practice (including design; technology; construction; management practices; skills; new understanding; research; monitoring of performance; occupant behaviour).

The BREEAM Award for each category is awarded to the submission that, in the collective view of the judging panel, most successfully meets and balances these factors.

Voting decisions are based on the content and clarity of these submissions only and any additional knowledge of the schemes or buildings concerned is put to one side. Where projects are judged to fall below the winner but are, never the less, seen as exemplary the judging panel may choose to highly commend up to two other submissions in the category. In the event of a tie a joint award may be given at the discretion of the Chair.

Judges will be asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest arising from links to any of the submissions or the projects that they refer to.  Where a real or perceived conflict of interest exists the Chair may require the judge to abstain from that category vote.

GRESB judging criteria

Responsible Investment Awards

The BREEAM Awards recognise the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of BREEAM certified buildings.

GRESB and BREEAM are working together to recognize the achievement of real estate investors in three categories:

  1. Large Portfolio [> 1 bn EUR GAV]
  2. Small Portfolio [< 1 bn EUR GAV]

Judging criteria

In 2022, the candidates for the BREEAM Awards are selected based on a data-driven, objective approach using the 2021 GRESB Assessment data. The GRESB Team has created an overall BREEAM Awards Score to determine nominations based on different criteria described in detail below. The top 5 portfolios per category (Large Portfolio and Small Portfolio) were shortlisted based on their BREEAM Awards Score. The winner in each category will be chosen based on the highest performing BREEAM Awards Score for each category.

The criteria to create the BREEAM Awards Score:

A. Percentage of BREEAM certified area within a portfolio. This includes certifications at time of construction (BREEAM New Construction) and operational certifications (BREEAM In Use).
B. GRESB Score as a measure of holistic ESG performance and demonstrated commitment to sustainability by the fund manager / listed company.
C. Building Certification Score as a benchmarked indicator of adoption of building certifications and energy ratings. This reflects the third-party verified recognition of sustainability performance in new construction, refurbishment and operations.
D. Asset Score calculated based on the quintile distribution of the number of assets within a portfolio as a measure of difficulty to achieve high coverage percentages for building certifications.
E. BREEAM Improvement Score calculated based on the quintile distribution of the year-on-year improvement of the percentage of BREEAM certified portfolio area.


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To speak to us about any aspect of the 2022 BREEAM Awards please contact:

Seema Sheth
Senior Event and Exhibition Manager
Email: [email protected]

Best of BREEAM 2022

This special BREEAM Awards publication proudly presents the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management. The projects shortlisted range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings serving students and the wider communities in which they reside, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.

Explore the Best of BREEAM 2022 brochure.

BRE announces winners of BREEAM Awards 2022

BREEAM Awards press release 

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Projects that have been shortlisted for the BREEAM Awards 2022 have been awarded an exclusive 20% discount for the BREEAM Store! With a new range of crafted plaques and certificate frames made with recycled materials or sustainably sourced timber, you can display your building’s BREEAM credentials in style to customers, visitors and your local community. Please see your shortlisted project email for your exclusive discount code.


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