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BREEAM Awards 2017

BREEAM Awards 2017

BREEAM Awards 2017

BREEAM Awards 2017

A great night celebrating sustainable property

The BREEAM Awards is an international event recognising the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of the 'best of the best' BREEAM certified buildings.

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.

GRESB

New for 2017 - BREEAM and GRESB partner for two new awards

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:

  • Leadership in Responsible Real Estate Investment – for the individual that has made the most valuable contribution to driving more sustainable real estate investment, and shown a personal commitment to driving sustainable investment and management within their own organisation through the use of building certifications.
  • Corporate Investment in Responsible Real Estate – for the real estate investment company that has made the strongest commitment to the use of building certifications in managing their portfolio.  The judging criteria for this award is based on the proportion of total existing portfolio formally assessed and certified through generally accepted building certifications and the level of commitment to drive the achievement of higher levels through corporate policies.

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Shortlists for 2017

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

Triodos Bank

Netherlands Le Beauvaisis France 7-10 Waterloo Place UK 2 King John Court UK

Vélizy 2 (more)

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.

How the awards are judged

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.

1. Creating the shortlist

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:

  • Offices (New, Refurb & Fit-Out, In-Use are awarded separately)
  • Retail (New, Refurb & Fit-Out, In-Use are awarded separately)
  • Industrial
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Mixed Use & Other

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

2. Case study submission and judging

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 balanced achievement of high levels of performance against the breadth of sustainability criteria covered in BREEAM
  • The degree to which the applicant has gone beyond typical or normal practice in design and construction, refurbishment or management.  This will take account of the nature of the project, complexity of the functional requirements and the level of budget available as well as the degree of innovation that is demonstrated by the submission.
  • The replicability of the solutions adopted for other projects in the sector through the dissemination of best practice (including design; technology; construction; management practices; skills; new understanding; research; monitoring of performance; occupant behaviour).

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.

3. More than buildings

There are additional award categories not covered by the judging process:

  • The Your BREEAM Award is a popular vote on all the shortlisted projects. This typically receives a tremendous response, and enables members of the public, building users (and of course the project teams involved!) to express their support for their favourite BREEAM building regardless of category.
  • The Assessor Organisation and Assessor of the Year awards are made on the basis of the highest average BREEAM scores for 3 individuals and 1 organisation throughout 2016.
  • The BREEAM New Talent Award is based on the highest scores achieved under BRE Academy's BREEAM AG scheme. It is designed to reward and recognise up and coming talent in the BREEAM world, and encourage new entrants to the industry.
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The judges

John Cole

John Cole

John is Head of Sustainability in the Sustainable Operations Team, Estates Directorate for the Ministry of Justice, Home Office and Crown Prosecution Service. He brings a wide and varied knowledge and deep experience of the Government and public estate.

Bill Gething

Bill Gething

Bill was appointed Professor of Architecture at the University of the West of England in September 2013 in a part-time capacity, enabling him to combine teaching the next generation, a deeper involvement with research, and sustainability and design consultancy. 

Martin Hurn

Martin Hurn

Martin is Brand Director for Ecobuild, our awards partner. A focus for 2017 for Ecobuild is Redefining Sustainability, a pan-industry campaign to discuss drivers and priorities for sustainability across the specification and supply chain, and define a common set of goals for the industry.

Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca Pearce

Rebecca is Head of Sustainability, EMEA for CBRE. She leads sustainability strategy development and implementation, aligning specialist teams across the region and embedding sustainability across the business to support clients throughout the property life-cycle.

Jane Wakiwaka

Jane Wakiwaka

Jane joined The Crown Estate in 2014 as Sustainability Manager for central London and regional portfolios. She is responsible for developing sustainability strategy across all business activities from development, asset management and tenant engagement. 

Alan Yates

Alan Yates

Alan is an architect with nearly 20 years’ experience in environmentally sensitive buildings and Technical Director for BRE Global's sustainability group, overseeing the group's work in sustainability of buildings, communities, materials and components. He chairs the judging panel. 

Michael Portillo

Our compere for 2017 - Michael Portillo

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.

Sponsors and Supporters for 2017

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  • Associate with thought leaders and use the evening as a wonderful networking event
  • Communicate your message to the most influential decision makers in the sustainable building industry
  • Daily communications include social media reaching out to over 30,000 pre screened relevant audience

Don't just take our word for it!

"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

We have some exciting opportunities available for sponsorship, download the sponsorship brochure or contact Ian Davies, Commercial Manager, Direct Dial: +44 (0)7528 976286 Email: ian.davies@bre.co.uk

Here's what happened in 2016

A glittering 2016 awards ceremony at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square

See the images from 2016 on Flickr here - Read the press release with winners information here - Download the 2016 awards brochure

QSAND

BREEAM Awards 2017 supporting QSAND

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

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