In an industry first, CTP Invest and BRE will collaborate to implement BREEAM In-Use International across the entire CTP Invest portfolio of industrial buildings, throughout 2019 and 2020, in a landmark strategic alliance.
This key partnership will be the first of its kind for logistics assets, and is a demonstration of CTP’s commitment to sustainability and green leadership. CTP are setting a very high standard for other developers in the field due to the sheer size of the project, covering around 300 buildings in six countries. This project also demonstrates BRE’s leadership in terms of innovation, bringing its certification schemes to an ever-growing range of new and emerging asset classes.
In the landmark agreement, BRE and CTP Invest, as the client, will issue a joint Request for Proposals (RFP) in a tender to the BREEAM Assessor network. This approach allows the huge volume of assessments to be managed more quickly and efficiently via a panel of Assessors, all operating with high levels of experience and at scale. The tender process will be open to all BREEAM Assessors, ensuring the ultimate level of fairness and transparency to the market.
In driving through this independent, robust and third-party certification, CTP Invest’s approach to environmental principles is clear, sending a message to the real estate market that there is no time to waste in the improvement needed to the performance of a large proportion of existing buildings.
The BREEAM In-Use scheme provides a science-based sustainability certification that allows CTP to measure, manage, track and enhance the operation of all of their asset portfolio. The BREEAM In-Use digital platform will quickly allow comparison of the performance of assets across territories so that asset managers can learn from each other to make improvements.
Because we are long-term owners and managers of the buildings we construct, we use the BREEAM In-Use scheme because we need to continually monitor the long-term performance of a building—not only the construction phase, but also the operational phase after construction. It also requires a long-term investment horizon, as we will need to recertify a building every three years.
Stefan de Goeij, Head of Property Management, CTP Invest
We have been discussing the idea of a new RFP approach for large portfolio BREEAM projects for some time now and are very proud that CTP Invest will join us on this full implementation. The aim is to keep driving innovation in the delivery of BREEAM as the value case becomes more and more clear. We need mass action in the commercial real estate market that not only focuses on the super high-performing assets but also in the more mainstream buildings. It is testament to CTP’s commitment to build a better world, that we are now able to drive forward on this project with them.
James Fisher, Head of Real Assets, BREEAM
The Request for Proposals is now available to licensed BREEAM Assessors. To receive a copy of the tender pack please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT CTP Invest
CTP is a full-service, commercial real estate developer and manager, specialising in the delivery and management of custom-built, high-tech business parks for leading international and domestic companies making strategic investments in new or expanded operations. CTP is the owner of the CTPark Network, the largest integrated system of premium business parks in Central and Eastern Europe, with over 5.5 million m2 of A-Class properties at more than 90 strategic locations in seven countries.
Katerina Wheeler, CTP Public Relations representative
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ABOUT BRE & BREEAM
BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through cutting-edge research and knowledge generation. BRE maintains a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment. Learn more at www.bregroup.com.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment methodology for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction, through performance in operation, to refurbishment. BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE. This means BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments. Learn more at www.breeam.com/discover/technical-standards/breeam-in-use/
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