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published: 5/1/2015
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Shortlists for BREEAM Awards 2015 announced

selected buildingsThe Shortlists have been announced for the BREEAM Awards 2015, the winners of which will be announced at a gala dinner at the London Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on 3 March 2015.

Drawn from highest scoring buildings in 2014 – under the BREEAM schemes for assessing building sustainability – the shortlists include many of the most innovatively sustainable buildings in the UK and countries across Europe, including the Czech Republic, France, Norway, Romania and Sweden.

“This year’s shortlists represent an extraordinary variety of inspirational buildings that are setting the standards for sustainability in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of our built environment,” says Gavin Dunn, Director of BREEAM. “Ranging from city towers to factories, shops, schools, hospitals, homes and much besides, they demonstrate that the many benefits of sustainability can be gained from virtually any type of building.”

The shortlisted buildings are grouped into the following types: Office, Retail, Industrial, Healthcare, Education, Residential, and Mixed-use and other. There are Awards for New Construction in all categories, and for Refurbishment and Fit-Out and In-Use in the Office and Retail categories. The shortlists can be viewed on the BREEAM website here.

The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel of eminent industry figures, chaired by Alan Yates of BREEAM, including architect Bill Gething, Claudine Blamey of The Crown Estate, Alan Cole of the Home Office, Mike Smith of BSRIA, Louise Sunderland of the UK Green Building Council and Thomas Lane of Ecobuild and Building Magazine.

There are also BREEAM Awards for the most successful BREEAM assessors and assessor organisation, and for those introducing BREEAM into countries where it has not previously operated.

The winners will be announced at the BREEAM Awards 2015 ceremony on the first evening of Ecobuild on Tuesday 3 March. A Champagne reception at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square will be followed by the Awards presentation and dinner.  Ecobuild is the awards partner for the event this year.

More information is available on the BREEAM website here. This includes information on table bookings and sponsorship packages.

Press enquiries: please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, tel 01923 664569, email mckeownl@bre.co.uk

Images, from top:

Citti Park Flensburg in Germany shortlisted for Retail New Construction
Brandon Primary School shortlisted for Education
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) shortlisted for Offices New Construction
WWF-UK Living Planet Centre shortlisted for Mixed use and other.

Notes for editors

BREEAM is the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for buildings and communities. Over 425,000 certificates have been issued under BREEAM on more than 24,000 projects around the world, and 1.9 million buildings and communities are registered for certification. The scheme is developed across Europe through a family of National Scheme Operators including BREEAM UK, NL, DE, ES, SE and NOR. Internationally BREEAM is used in more than 60 countries. More information at www.breeam.com


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