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First BREEAM project commences in China

A consortium of developers Redevco and Shui On Land are the first to register a development in China for assessment under BREEAM.

The consortium began working with BRE Global towards the end of 2009 and are nearing the final stage of producing suitable criteria for the BREEAM assessment of the building.

Wuhan Tiandi is a mixed-use project with a gross floor area of 500,000 m2 that includes offices, retail and a 5-star hotel. The BREEAM assessment will be carried out on the 5 storey shopping mall in the development, which totals just over 109,000 m2 including car parking.

Harmonization of sustainability metrics

There’s a rapidly growing appetite for rating methodologies that can be used to demonstrate the environmental performance of our activities, ranging from personal carbon footprinting tools to complex sustainability assessments and standards of components, buildings and entire cities. There are also rapidly growing demands to demonstrate sustainability in many aspects of the built environment, which result in a flood of claims and counter-claims togheter with the development of more and more standards, guidance and rating methods.