BREEAM Awards 2017
On 7th March 2017, Designing Buildings Wiki attended the BREEAM Awards 2017, a gala event held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The awards ceremony recognised the ‘best of the best’ BREEAM certified buildings in 2016.
The writer, broadcaster and former politician Michael Portillo hosted the ceremony, joking about recently being joined in the 'former-future Prime Minister club' by Boris Johnson.
The winners included many of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in the UK and around the world, including the Netherlands and Sweden. The awards also recognised high achievement by BREEAM assessors, and this year, for the first time, BREEAM partnered with GRESB to recognise socially-responsible investment.
The winning buildings were:
- Education and Healthcare - Atlas Building, Eindhoven.
- Industrial - bol.com Fulfillment Center, Waalwijk.
- Mixed use and other buildings - Energy Academy Europe, Groningen and Royal Agio Cigars, Duizel (joint winners).
- Office In-Use - Kings Place, London.
- Office New Construction - Geelen Counterflow, Haelen.
- Office Refurbishment and Fit-Out - 80-100 Victoria Street, London.
- Residential - Tribe Apartments, Manchester.
- Retail In-Use - Heuvel, Eindhoven.
- Retail New Construction - Lidl Supermarket, Växjö.
Individual Assessor of the Year awards were given to: Dan McLellan, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Herve Moal, ARP-Astrance and James Warne, Boom Collective.
The BREEAM New Talent Award, which recognises the most successful students in the BREEAM Accredited Graduate (AG) course, was given to Ross Brudenell of Southampton Solent University and Matthew Theloke of Waterford Institute of Technology.
The Country First Awards, recognising the assessor who undertakes the first BREEAM assessment in a particular country, were also given to Ilya Ulyanov for Belarus, Heloise Couvert for Morocco, Ksenia Agapova for New Zealand, Zsombor Barta for Serbia and Gail Williams for United Arab Emirates.
The BREEAM/GRESB Awards for responsible investment were given to organisations demonstrating the strongest commitment to the use of building certifications in managing their portfolio. These were given to: Altarea Cogidem, Bouwinvest REIM, CeGeREAL, Neinver SA, Société Foncière Lyonnaise, Steen & Ström, Unibail-Rodamco and Cromwell Property Group.
The coveted and highly-competitive people’s prize, the Your BREEAM Award, which gives members of the public the chance to vote for a BREEAM building they love, was given to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante.
Gavin Dunn, Director of BRE’s Building Performance Group, said:
“These varied and inspirational projects have all embraced sustainability in a different way and demonstrate the value that the use of BREEAM brings. The winning projects have gone beyond typical practice in design and construction, refurbishment or management and are fantastic examples of the enduring benefits of sustainable construction schemes. Congratulations to all winners and all those shortlisted.”
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Issue support documents
Issue support documents are written for named BREEAM Issues or sub-issues. They are not scheme specific so they aim to be applicable to that issue in any scheme but individual scheme nuances may be expressed within each article. More info.
All these articles are dynamic and so welcome additions and improvements to all especially those marked (ac) = awaiting content.
- BREEAM Stakeholder consultation (ac)
- BREEAM Sustainability champion
- BREEAM Life cycle cost and service life planning (ac)
- BREEAM Environmental management
- BREEAM Considerate construction
- BREEAM Monitoring of construction site impacts
- BREEAM Commissioning (ac)
- BREEAM Handover (ac)
- BREEAM Inclusive and accessible design (ac)
- BREEAM Aftercare support
- BREEAM Seasonal commissioning
- BREEAM Post occupancy evaluation (ac)
 Health and Wellbeing
- BREEAM Visual comfort Daylighting (partly ac)
- BREEAM Visual comfort View out
- BREEAM Visual comfort Glare control
- BREEAM Internal and external lighting (ac)
- BREEAM Indoor air quality plan
- BREEAM Indoor air quality Ventilation
- BREEAM Indoor pollutants VOCs (ac)
- BREEAM Potential for natural ventilation (ac)
- BREEAM Safe containment in laboratories (ac)
- BREEAM Thermal comfort
- BREEAM Acoustic performance (ac)
- BREEAM Safety and security (ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions
- BREEAM Energy monitoring
- BREEAM External lighting (ac)
- BREEAM Low carbon design
- BREEAM Passive design
- BREEAM Free cooling
- BREEAM LZC technologies
- BREEAM Energy efficient cold storage (partly ac)
- BREEAM Energy efficient transportation systems (ac)
- BREEAM Energy efficient laboratory systems
- BREEAM Energy efficient equipment (partly ac)
- BREEAM Drying space
- BREEAM Public transport accessibility
- BREEAM Proximity to amenities (ac)
- BREEAM Cyclist facilities
- BREEAM Alternative modes of transport (ac)
- BREEAM Maximum car parking capacity
- BREEAM Travel plan
- BREEAM Home office (ac)
- BREEAM Water consumption
- BREEAM Water monitoring (ac)
- BREEAM Water leak detection (ac)
- BREEAM Water efficient equipment
- BREEAM Life cycle impacts (ac)
- BREEAM Hard landscaping and boundary protection
- BREEAM Responsible sourcing of materials
- BREEAM Insulation
- BREEAM Designing for durability and resilience
- BREEAM Material efficiency (ac)
- BREEAM Construction waste management
- BREEAM Recycled aggregates
- BREEAM Operational waste (ac)
- BREEAM Speculative floor & ceiling finishes
- BREEAM Adaptation to climate change
- BREEAM Functional adaptability (ac)
 Land Use and Ecology
- BREEAM Site Selection
- BREEAM Ecological value of site
- BREEAM Protection of ecological features
- BREEAM Minimising impact on existing site ecology
- BREEAM Enhancing site ecology
- BREEAM Long term impact on biodiversity (ac)
- BREEAM Impact of refrigerants
- BREEAM NOx emissions
- BREEAM Flood risk management (ac)
- BREEAM Surface water run-off (ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of night time light pollution (partly ac)
- BREEAM Reduction of noise pollution
Once an ISD has been initially created the '(ac)' marker can be removed
This particular index is based around the structure of the New Construction and RFO schemes.