BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2020

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2020 at a gala event held last night at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.

The awards recognise the projects and organisations that, in the view of the independent judging panel, provide the best balance between performance, replicability and innovation. The winners selected range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.

The BREEAM awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use.

The 2020 BREEAM Award-winning buildings were:

COFCO Landmark, China

Regional Award – China

Yarze 1674 Residences, Lebanon

Regional Award – Rest of the World

Jonas, Netherlands

Regional Award – Western Europe

Lidl Bucuresti, Romania

Regional Award – Central & Eastern Europe

UC Davis Rifle Range, USA

Pioneering in North America

Project Mint, UK

Commercial Project – Design Stage Award

Lidl Bucuresti, Romania

Commercial Project – Post Construction Award

M1 Krakow, Poland

Commercial Project – In Use Award

University of Portsmouth Sports Centre, UK

Public Sector Project – Design Stage Award

London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment, UK

Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award

Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, Spain

Public Sector Project – In Use Award

Jonas, Netherlands

Homes – Design Stage Award

Centre Point Tower Redevelopment, UK

Home Post Construction Award

Awards were also given to industry bodies, including Wilkinson Eyre (BREEAM Champions Awards – Architects) and Norman Disney Young (BREEAM Champions Awards – M&E Consultants). CBRE Dutch Office Fund and Altera Vastgoed were awarded the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Large Portfolio and Small Portfolio respectively. The GRESB/BREEAM Individual Leadership Award was awarded to Aleksandra Njaguli of CBRE Global Investors.

The Assessor Organisation of the Year was awarded to TURKECO Consulting and the assessors of the year are Daniël van der Flier (, Dr. Duygu Erten (TURKECO) and Neil Cogan (Max Fordham).

The Your BREEAM Award gives the public the chance to choose their favourite project from all those shortlisted, over 8,000 votes were recorded and the winning project was Mega Silk Way.

This year also sees the introduction of a new award category, the Director’s Award, of which Derek Welling, Senior Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist at APG Asset Management, is the recipient. This award recognises the scale of impact and advocacy that an individual has contributed to BREEAM.

Shamir Ghumra, Director of BREEAM, said:

“This year BREEAM celebrates its 30th Birthday, and the numbers since its launch speak for themselves. With over 570,000 certificates issued and over 2,200,000 registered buildings across 85 countries, we have so much to celebrate from our work. To this year’s winners, we thank you all for your support and advocacy for BREEAM over the last three decades and congratulate you in your achievements.”

“Looking ahead, we will continue to create a movement for sustainability within the built environment while working towards a positive future for all that use BREEAM and benefit from its impact. We will ensure that BREEAM can continue to be a driving force for change for the next 30 years and beyond.”

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