BREEAM in Russia
The partnership is aimed at driving sustainable best practice through knowledge share and the development of BREEAM to enhance competitiveness of projects in Russia and improvement of the quality of residential and commercial real estate for end users.
The Russian market presents great opportunities and potential for the implementation of modern technologies. Increasing competition has the effect of encouraging construction market participants to explore new competitive advantages and opportunities for cost optimisation, in particularly around building operations.
BRE, MGSU and RuGBC are keen to ensure that the Russian construction market takes more advantage of global growth patterns, by creating an attractive environment for the introduction of modern standards which could drive the development and success of the Russian construction market.
“The Russian sustainable construction market is ready to move to its next stage of development,” commented Guy Eames, Chair of the RuGBC. “Developers, investors and state bodies have accepted sustainability as a competitive advantage and there is a desire to produce more efficient buildings. BRE, MGSU and RuGBC recognise this and are keen to ensure that the tools and support are available.”
At the heart of the bridge between the new regulations that MGSU are preparing and sharing international best practices is BREEAM. BREEAM is used in more than 70 countries and has an 80% market share of environmental building certification in Europe.
BREEAM is present on the Russian construction market. There are currently 52 licensed BREEAM experts operating in Russia and over 150 registered assessments, with a total floor area of over 5,000,000 m².
Russia offers great potential for BREEAM development, however with the majority of current assessors, developers, constructors and architects having English as a second language, a need to transit towards Russian language has been identified. As part of the agreement, BRE will therefore be providing Russia with a translated version of BREEAM International to support greater understanding of how the scheme operates and ensure greater integration of BREEAM with local regulations.
Further support will be provided by MGSU which will be offering support to further develop the BREEAM assessor network at a local level with RuGBC acting as a contact point for industry players.
“Cooperation of professionals from different countries is essential for establishing the principles of sustainable development, enhancing environmental compatibility of construction and improving liveability. This is particularly relevant for major metropolitan areas such as Moscow which faces large scale renovation initiatives”, commented Valery Ivanovich Telichenko, president of MGSU, Deputy of Moscow City Council.
This project will provide an opportunity to foster greater sharing and partnership between UK and Russia on how to drive sustainable construction, with much that both countries can learn from each other where research institutes play the key role in the process.
“A clear global picture is emerging of progressive and future-minded science based research institutes, which advise both the Government and private sectors, creating environmental and industry standards,” commented Martin Townsend, Sustainability Director, BRE Global. “We are confident in our partnership with the MGSU and RuGBC to deliver new skills to release the potential of the Russian market and enhance the quality of life and work of the Russian consumers.”
The joint initiative of MGSU, RuGBC and BRE is one more step for sustainable development in Russia, creating a more attractive environment for the local development of sustainable construction practices and enhancing the quality of life of the Russian population.
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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.