BRE reveals winners of BREEAM Awards 2020

BREEAM Awards 2020,

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has revealed the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2020, which recognises projects and organisations that provide performance, replicability and innovation

The BREEAM Awards 2020 covers a variety of sectors including residential, retail, industrial, education and healthcare as well as project types such as new build, refurbishment and in-use.

The winners ranged from homes in vibrant mixed-use developments, to education sports buildings, to large scale commercial properties incorporating green roofs and living walls in the centre of cities.

The BREEAM Awards 2020 winning buildings

Regional Award – China

COFCO Landmark, China

Regional Award – Rest of the World

Yarze 1674 Residences, Lebanon

Regional Award – Western Europe

Jonas, Netherlands

Regional Award – Central & Eastern Europe

Lidl Bucuresti, Romania

Pioneering in North America

UC Davis Rifle Range, USA

Commercial Project – Design Stage Award

Project Mint, UK

Commercial Project – Post Construction Award

Lidl Bucuresti, Romania

Commercial Project – In Use Award

M1 Krakow, Poland

Public Sector Project – Design Stage Award

University of Portsmouth Sports Centre, UK

Public Sector Project – Post Construction Award

London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment, UK

Public Sector Project – In Use Award

Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, Spain

Homes – Design Stage Award

Jonas, Netherlands

Home Post Construction Award

Centre Point Tower Redevelopment, UK


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 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 BREEAM Awards 2020 category, the ‘Director’s Award’, of which Derek Welling, senior responsible investment & governance specialist at APG Asset Management, was the winner. This award recognises the scale of impact and advocacy that an individual has contributed to BREEAM.

Movement for sustainability

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.

“To this year’s winners, we thank you all for your support and advocacy for BREEAM over the last three decades and congratulate you in your achievements.”

“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.

“We will ensure that BREEAM can continue to be a driving force for change for the next 30 years and beyond.”


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