The Awards take place on Tuesday 7 March, on the first day of Ecobuild. The awards have become a firm fixture in the calendar and is the must-attend night of the year for built environment professionals and Ecobuild attendees. Be the first to find out who will be walking away with a coveted awards trophy at our glittering black tie ceremony at The London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. We look forward to welcoming you at this year’s BREEAM Awards 2017 for what is sure to be a memorable evening.
Latest News! In addition to the main building categories of the awards, you can also now vote for your favourite buildings in the shortlists in the Your BREEAM Award.
BREEAM and GRESB are partnering to recognise the achievement of the real estate community in achieving high performance levels in responsible and sustainable real estate investment - a new addition for the 2017 awards. These are:
The shortlists are compiled from the highest scoring buildings in the various categories of BREEAM covering offices, retail, industrial and more. Congratulations to the clients and project teams recognised in these shortlists.
|Offices (New)||Offices (In-Use)||Offices (Refurb & Fit-Out)||Retail (New)||Retail (In-Use)|
|IKEA Hubhult (more)||Sweden||Bayer Lyon Saint-Pierre||France||80-100 Victoria Street, London||UK||Lidl, Växjö (more)||Sweden||Euralille (more)||France|
|Central Square, Leeds||UK||Kings Place||UK||55 Amsterdam, Paris||France||CIFI Sustainable Demonstration Building (more)||China||Roppenheim The Style Outlets||France|
|Geelen Counterflow (more)||Netherlands||7 More London Riverside||UK||Livingstone House||UK||4-5 King John Court||UK||Heuvel Eindhoven (more)||Netherlands|
|Netherlands||Le Beauvaisis||France||7-10 Waterloo Place||UK||2 King John Court||UK||France|
|Edificio EUIPO AA3||Spain||Messine||France||6 Erskine Road||UK||Tienda Lidl||Spain||Centro Comercial Zenia Boulevard||Spain|
|Residential||Mixed Use and Other||Industrial||Education & Health|
|Tribe Apartments||UK||Dockhead Fire Station||UK||Bentley Works, Skanska||UK||GSK Centre for Sustainable Chemistry||UK|
|ARK||Belgium||Royal Agio Cigars||Netherlands||Unit DC2, Prologis Park||UK||South Lanarkshire College||UK|
|126 Pavilion Road||UK||Energy Academy Europe||Netherlands||Costa Paradise Street||UK||Wimbledon College of Art||UK|
|Craven Hill Gardens||UK||
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane
|UK||Green Build Hub (more)||UK||Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes (more)||UK|
|Quadrant 4||UK||Nieuwbouw Van Loon||Netherlands||Gebouw Atlas||Netherlands|
|bol.com Fulfillment Center||Netherlands|
In addition to awards for buildings, we also have categories for Assessors of the Year, Country Firsts (recognising pioneering work in new territories), the Your BREEAM Award (voted on by the general public) and the BREEAM New Talent Award.
The BREEAM Awards and commendations are awarded to the shortlisted projects that, in the view of the judging panel, provide the best balance between high performance, replicability, innovation and the degree to which the project has gone beyond what would normally be expected for a similar project.
The initial shortlist for the building categories of the BREEAM Awards is created by taking the highest scoring projects certified in each of the main categories of BREEAM each year (offices, retail, industrial etc.). For most categories of BREEAM this means a shortlist of five buildings.
Projects must be certified between 1st December 2015 to November 11th 2016 to be considered for the 2017 awards shortlist. Both interim (design stage) and final (post-construction) certificates will be considered, and all certificates from BRE and BREEAM’s other National Scheme Operators are included.
The nine BREEAM Awards building categories are:
Note, the offices and retail categories represent a large proportion of assessments, and therefore these new construction, refurbishment & fit-out and in-use projects within these sectors will be judged as separate sub-categories .
The project teams, led by the BREEAM Assessor, will then invited to subject a case study outlining the reasons why they should win the ultimate award.
The shortlisted projects, therefore, represent the highest examples of independently certified projects, which are excelling in every category of BREEAM. Where there are insufficient leading edge projects identified during shortlisting or case studies submitted for a category, BRE reserve the right to withdraw the category from the judging for this year
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the awards team and invited to submit a case study which will be put before a panel of independent judges.
The judging panel will comprise of five independent experts drawn from all parts of the property and construction industry. BRE chairs the panel, but does not take an active role in judging except in circumstances where there is a tie or the panel is unable to come to a majority verdict.
The case studies submitted by the project team/Assessor will be judged on the basis of:
The BREEAM Award for each category is awarded to the submission that, in the collective view of the judging panel, most successfully meets and balances these factors.
Voting decisions are based on the content and clarity of these submissions only and any additional knowledge of the schemes or buildings concerned is put to one side. Where projects are judged to fall below the winner but are, never the less, seen as exemplary the judging panel may choose to highly commend up to two other submissions in the category. In the event of a tie a joint award may be given at the discretion of the Chair.
Judges will be asked to declare any potential conflicts of interest arising from links to any of the submissions or the projects that they refer to. Where a real or perceived conflict of interest exists the Chair may require the judge to abstain from that category vote.
There are additional award categories not covered by the judging process:
Michael Portillo attended Harrow County grammar school and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history. He worked for the Conservative Party and for UK government ministers between 1976 and 1983. He entered the House of Commons in 1984. He was a minister for eleven years and had three positions in the Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Defence. He lost his seat at the 1997 election, and began to develop a career in the media. He returned to the Commons between 2000 and 2005, was shadow Chancellor, and contested the leadership of the party in 2001, unsuccessfully.
Since leaving politics, he has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. He is a regular on both BBC 1’s sardonic political “This Week” programme and Radio 4’s "The Moral Maze”. He has made radio and television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including eight series of "Great British Railway Journeys” five series on the continent of Europe and two in the United States for BBC2. In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker prize, and chaired the Art Fund prize for museums and galleries in 2011.
"It was a great opportunity to personally congratulate top building professionals with their BREEAM awards and nominations! Together with our own Daikin solutions and committed people, these designers and developers are key to achieve the common goal of best sustainability and comfort in buildings" Frans Hoorelbeke, Chairman, Daikin
A glittering 2016 awards ceremony at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square
This year the BREEAM Awards will be supporting QSAND, a self-assessment tool to promote sustainable approaches to relief, recovery and reconstruction after a natural disaster.
QSAND provides relief agencies, NGO’s and others with a co-ordinated framework for identifying and assessing the sustainability of solutions in the reconstruction of communities.
QSAND draws on the standards developed by BREEAM. For more on its work see www.qsand.org