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BREEAM Awards 2020


BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Environmental Assessment Method, first launched in the UK in 1990. It sets best practice standards for the environmental performance of buildings through design, specification, construction and operation.

The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2020 were announced on 3 March 2020 at a gala event at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel.

The BREEAM awards cover a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use. They recognise projects and organisations that provide the best balance between performance, replicability and innovation. The winners range from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.

The 2020 BREEAM Award-winning buildings were:

Awards were also given to industry bodies, including Wilkinson Eyre (BREEAM Champions Awards – Architects) and Norman Disney Young (BREEAM Champions Awards – M&E Consultants). CBRE Dutch Office Fund and Altera Vastgoed were awarded the GRESB/BREEAM Award for Responsible Investment Large Portfolio and Small Portfolio respectively. The GRESB/BREEAM Individual Leadership Award was awarded to Aleksandra Njaguli of CBRE Global Investors.

The Assessor Organisation of the Year was awarded to TURKECO Consulting and the assessors of the year were Daniël van der Flier (, Dr. Duygu Erten (TURKECO) and Neil Cogan (Max Fordham).

This year also saw the introduction of a new award category, the Director’s Award, of which Derek Welling, Senior Responsible Investment & Governance Specialist at APG Asset Management, was the recipient. This award recognises the scale of impact and advocacy that an individual has contributed to BREEAM.

Shamir Ghumra, Director of BREEAM, said: “This year BREEAM celebrates its 30th Birthday, and the numbers since its launch speak for themselves. With over 570,000 certificates issued and over 2,200,000 registered buildings across 85 countries, we have so much to celebrate from our work… Looking ahead, we will continue to create a movement for sustainability within the built environment while working towards a positive future for all that use BREEAM and benefit from its impact.”


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