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published: 10/9/2009
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BRE Global & Russian Green Building Council sign letter of intent for BREEAM in Russia

BRE Global has signed an agreement with the Russian Green Building Council for the adoption of BREEAM. The agreement will accelerate the development of BREEAM for the Russian market.

Martin Townsend, Director of BREEAM, said: "We are excited about the prospect of working with the Russian Green Building Council and a wide range of stakeholders to develop a national standard based on our knowledge and experience of increasing the sustainability of buildings. The wealth of experience we have gained in other markets will help the Council to increase the uptake of sustainable buildings and show the great flexibility of BREEAM to a wide range of markets."

Guy Eames, CEO of the Russian Green Building Council, said: "Green building standards are indeed becoming globally recognised - the Russian Green Building Council welcomes BRE Global's commitment to bring BREEAM to Russia and is excited to be involved in the process".

BREEAM is now used extensively in a wide range of countries throughout Europe. In October last year, for example, the Dutch Green Building Council announced that it was adopting BREEAM for the Netherlands and last month BRE Global concluded a memorandum of understanding to work with the CSTB  to align HQE and BREEAM in France. BRE Global, with partners CSTB, has also now formed a powerful new Sustainability Alliance to provide the direction and decisive leadership to improve the sustainability of buildings throughout Europe and beyond.

Further information on BREEAM's European and international development can be found at www.breeam.org/international.

 


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Notes for Editors

1          BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings around the world, with over 110,000 buildings certified and over half a million registered. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de-facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance. Credits are awarded in eight categories according to performance. These credits are then added together to produce a single overall score on a scale of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding which is also reflected in a star rating from 1 to 5 stars. The operation of BREEAM is overseen by an independent Sustainability Board, representing a wide cross-section of construction industry stakeholders. http://www.breeam.org/.

 

2          BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is an independent third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. BRE Global mission is to ‘Protect People, Property and the Planet' and is a trading subsidiary of the BRE Trust, the registered research and education charity which owns the BRE Group. For further information please contact: BRE Global, Garston, Watford, WD25 9XX, Tel: 01923 664100, Fax: 01923 664910, Email: enquiries@breglobal.com or visit http://www.breglobal.com/

 


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