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published: 16/4/2014
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BRE and China's leading certification body to work together

BRE and China’s largest approved professional certification body, China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) have signed an agreement to support sustainable development in the country through collaborative training.

The partnership will initially focus on training related to BRE’s environmental standard for buildings and communities – BREEAM. This reflects China’s growing demand for green buildings with a number of exemplar BREEAM projects now being delivered in Beijing, Shanghai and Changsha’s Meixi Lake Eco City.

BRE China Director Jaya Skandamoorthy said ‘Through our partnership with CQC we hope to promote the key principles of sustainability across China as well as fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality construction across the supply chain.’

CQC Vice President Mr Liu Yanbin said ‘CQC have undertaken several research projects related to energy efficiency with government departments, research institutes, real estate companies and energy management companies. Our country is getting to grips with sustainable development and seeing the many benefits it brings. Collaborating with BRE in this way will help us make further progress. We are very glad that our two organisations have signed this agreement.’

BRE and CQC signed the agreement at the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) stand at the International Energy and Green Building Conference in Beijing. The collaboration further highlights the growing UK-China bi-lateral co-operation and trade. Over the next year BRE and CQC will develop training programmes to help support China's construction industry needs for safety, construction quality and construction management, and further collaborate on other areas of research, standards and certification.

8-10 July BREEAM International in Beijing

11 June BREEAM AP in Beijing

14-16 July BREEAM International in Shanghai

17 June BREEAM AP in Shanghai


For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, tel 01923 664569, email mckeownl@bre.co.uk


China Quality Certification Centre www.cqc.com.cn/english/

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