On the 23rd-25th March 2021, BREEAM hosted the first ever online BREEAM Awards ceremony. The three-day virtual event celebrated this year’s shortlisted and winning projects with over 400 attendees joining online from all over the world.
BREEAM has been the world-leading sustainability assessment method for planning projects, infrastructure and buildings for over 30 years. The BREEAM Awards is an annual celebration recognising the projects and organisations that, in the view of the independent judging panel, are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.
The three-day ceremony, which was hosted by BRE’s Head of Building Performance Services Shamir Ghumra, included keynote speakers Sadie Morgan of dRMM Architects, David Willock of Llyods Bank and Ufi Ibrahim of Energy and Environment Alliance. The keynote speakers addressed the links between sustainability and quality of life, financing sustainability in the built environment and the role of sustainability in environmental and governance practice.
The BREEAM Awards 2021 winners are;
GRESB & BREEAM Awards
For the fifth year, GRESB and BREEAM partnered to recognise responsible real estate investment, as part of the annual BREEAM Awards. Mission-driven and investor-led, GRESB is the environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real assets. GRESB works in collaboration with the industry to provide standardized and validated ESG data to the capital markets.
GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Large Portfolio
GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Small Portfolio
Bouwinvest Dutch Institutional Office Fund N.V
GRESB/BREEAM Award Individual Leadership
Katherine Sherwin, Blackrock
The Regional Awards aim to recognise the achievements of projects within significantly differing economic, social and cultural regions. They allow for local recognition of excellence in relation to the regional context where market changers might not be recognised at a global level.
Regional Award Asia
Studio City Phase II
Regional Award Central and Eastern Europe
Penny Market Otopeni
Regional Award Western Europe
Regional Award North America
Centro SEBRAE de Sustentabilidade
China Exceptional Achievement Award
IKEA City Shanghai Jing’an
The Commercial Awards are given to projects that are owned and operated by commercial enterprises and used for commercial benefit – both new build and refurbishment/fit-outs.
Commercial project – Design Stage Award
Jumbo Nationaal Distributiecentrum Nieuwegein
Commercial project – Post Construction Award
Triodos Bank De Reehorst
Commercial project – In Use award
Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Public Sector Awards
The Public Sector Awards are for projects supporting community and societal services, such as government, health, education and justice, including closely related commercially driven projects.
Public Sector Project – Design Stage Award
South West College, Erne Campus
Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award
Public Sector Project – In Use award
The Homes Awards recognise residential projects in urban contexts, all aiming to deliver homes with a focus on comfort and sustainable living.
Homes – Design Stage Award
Building 17 European Quarter Residential Complex
The Assessor Awards recognise BREEAM Assessor organisations and individuals that have achived consistently high scores under BREEAM in the last year.
Assessors of the year x 3
Andrew Caistor, Green Gain
Martin Springer, Adamasgroep Arnhem
Simon Hogenstijn, W4Y Adviseurs B.V.
Assessor organisation of the year
BREEAM Champion Awards
The BREEAM Champions Awards reward organisations that put strong sustainable performance at the heart of their work philosophy and practices – using BREEAM to facilitate this and to drive continual improvement.
Professional Champion Award – Architect
Professional Champion Award – M&E Engineer
For the second year running the Director’s Award focus’ on and recognises the scale of impact and advocacy that an individual has contributed to BREEAM.
Richard Bennett, Director, Morgan Capital London
The Your BREEAM Award is decided by a public vote from the 47 projects shortlisted. Over 7,000 votes were recorded for the BREEAM Awards 2021.
Your BREEAM Award
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Shamir Ghumra, Head of Building Performance Services, said: “Today marks the final ceremony of this year’s BREEAM Awards and it has been a privilege to celebrate the incredible achievements of so many winners. These inspirational buildings have inspired us and demonstrated the huge progress made in sustainability in the built environment, and we are proud to have supported them all through BREEAM.
“The pandemic has been a huge challenge in so many ways for our industries, but it has also allowed us to revaluate priorities and where possible build back better. We look forward to continuing our work through BREEAM as we ease out of lockdowns around the world, and we are excited to witness the positive impact seen from so many of this year’s award winners.”