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
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
Home Post Construction Award
Centre Point Tower Redevelopment, UK
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 (DuurzaamheidsCertificering.nl), 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.”