BREEAM: Sterlinga Business Center

The Hines-owned Sterlinga Business Center in Łódź has obtained the BREEAM Excellent certificate renewal. Read the full article on the building here: http://english.eurobuildcee.com/?page=news&id=16834     Image By Zorro2212 (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Researching standards and tools to support sustainable infrastructure

Perhaps even more than buildings, civil engineering and infrastructure projects need third party certification to verify and demonstrate their attributes and there is considerable scope to apply rigorous standards and tools such as BREEAM to them. The National Infrastructure Plan published in 2011 identified a pipeline of 550 projects valued at £310bn. There is a … Continue reading “Researching standards and tools to support sustainable infrastructure”

First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China – Report from Jaya Skandamoorthy

Another milestone for China – the first BREEAM Outstanding design certificate for a high-rise office building in China. No. 1 Shanghai, a 180m tall, 34 storey commercial tower created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC) has achieved an Outstanding design rating under BREEAM, the world’s foremost sustainability standard for buildings. The … Continue reading “First BREEAM Outstanding for high-rise office building in China – Report from Jaya Skandamoorthy”

Friday Fives: 5 things you might not know about BREEAM In-Use

BREEAM In-Use (BIU) is designed to help building managers and owners reduce the running costs and improve the environmental performance of existing buildings. The scheme uses an assessment tool that can be completed by building managers and owners to self-assess their buildings. Want to know more about the BREEAM In-Use scheme? The 5 points below … Continue reading “Friday Fives: 5 things you might not know about BREEAM In-Use”

BREEAM extends coverage of recognised VOC schemes

This press release is over six months old and the details may have been superseded. Please contact the Press Office for the latest information. BREEAM has extended its recognition of third party certification schemes for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the BREEAM criteria for ‘volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)’ with the approval … Continue reading “BREEAM extends coverage of recognised VOC schemes”