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BREEAM Awards: The class of 2018

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2018, for building projects and professionals with extraordinary achievements in sustainability, were announced at a recent event attended by hundreds of built environment practitioners from around the world.

The winners include many of the most innovatively sustainable buildings in the UK, and in countries across the globe from China to Brazil. The awards, held this year in partnership with ecobuild, also recognised high achievement by architects, M&E consultants and BREEAM assessors – and BREEAM again partnered with GRESB to recognise socially responsible investment.

New this year, were the Regional Awards for building projects that will inspire sustainability advances in their particular areas of the world.

Selected by an independent panel of experts from shortlists of the year’s highest scoring BREEAM certificated projects, the winning buildings represent superb design and performance in new and existing buildings, refurbishments and fit-outs. They are:

  • Bloomberg London – Commercial Project – Design
  • Four Pancras Square, London – Commercial Project – Post-Construction
  • Forum Kayseri, Turkey – Commercial Project – In-Use
  • Tiger Way Primary School and Nursery, London – Public Project – Design
  • GSK Centre for Sustainable Chemistry, Nottingham – Public Project – Post-Construction
  • Grønland 58, Drammen, Norway – Public Project – In-Use
  • HAUT, Amsterdam – Homes – Design
  • 126 Pavilion Road, London – Homes – Post-Construction
  • Metropolis Mansion, China – Regional Award – Asia
  • SEBRAE Sustainability Centre, Brazil – Regional Award – Americas
  • V.Offices Kraków, AFI Europe Poland – Regional Award – Central and Eastern Europe
  • Bloomberg London and DC2, Prologis Park, Dunstable, UK – Joint winner, Regional Award – Western Europe

Alan Yates, BREEAM Technical Director and Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “Even more important than the qualities of the shortlisted and winning projects, are the examples they set for others. By demonstrating the practicalities and benefits of sustainable solutions – particularly those that are widely replicable – these projects will inspire others to aim higher with their own developments, so driving improvement throughout their sectors and regions, and internationally.”

The winners of the GRESB/BREEAM Awards for Responsible Real Estate Investment are:

  • Altarea Cogedim – Large Portfolio (more than 1 billion Euro gross asset value)
  • SPF Joint Venture – Rockspring – Small Portfolio (less than 1 billion Euro gross asset value)
  • Lizzy Butink, A.S.R. Real Estate – Individual Leadership

The winners of the BREEAM/ecobuild Champions Awards, new for 2018, are:

  • Austin-Smith:Lord – Architects
  • Sweco – M&E Consultants

The winners of the BREEAM Assessor Company and the three Assessor of the Year Awards are:

  • Bouygues UK – Assessor Company of the Year
  • Glynn Van Nieuwenhuyse, Bopro; Zuzana Spicova, Sweco UK, Danielle Symmons, AECOM – Assessors of the Year

Finally, the winner of the YOUR BREEAM Award, decided by popular vote on the BREEAM website is:

  • SEBRAE Sustainability Centre, Brazil
    The project attracted over 2,000 votes, with one voter describing the building as “sustainability and engineering in perfect harmony!”

For further information on the winners, please click here.


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