Institute of New Energy, Wuhan
Present at the event was Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for the Department for International Trade who is leading a business delegation in China aiming to boost bilateral trade and investment ties.
The Minister said; "I am delighted to witness the awarding of this BREEAM certificate for the Wuhan New Energy Institute’s office building. The UK has a strong foundation in sustainability and environmental protection, with considerable expertise in this area, and can support China to achieve its goals for sustainable urbanisation and innovation."
Integrating a 388 kw solar power system, a 12 kw wind power system and a rainwater recycling system that can save 12,600 tons of water annually, the 140 m-tall tower and surrounding leaf shaped laboratories achieved a BREEAM score of 55% and achieved China’s Green Building Label 3 Star level.
Despite the extreme temperatures experienced in this sub-tropical region of China, the building has a natural ventilation strategy with a central shaft that carries hot air up and out through vents at the top.
An overhanging roof provides solar shading for its glazed façade, and light wells carry daylight to the underground car park. Recreational space is provided for occupants in the form of a 17th floor roof garden.
Chief Engineer, Mr Yansong Liu, who received the BREEAM certificate on behalf of the Institute said; "This is the largest bionic building in China – it is an exemplar demonstration of innovation and sustainability."
Director of BRE China, Jaya Skandamoorthy said; "We are very pleased to present this international BREEAM certificate to INEW for its Wuhan Flower building, it is a very tangible demonstration of China’s international commitment to drive down its carbon emissions. It's also very fitting that it is the home of INEW who have a clear remit to drive the take up of innovative, clean and renewable energy technologies across the country."
BRE China Business Development Manager Mr Wei Liu concluded; "We are very pleased to see more projects that not only meet China’s Green Building Standard, but also benchmark with leading international standards like BREEAM. BRE China will continue to drive positive change in the built environment and sustainable development across the country."
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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.