SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
First BREEAM-NL certifications awarded

Schiphol Real Estate’s TransPort office building and a new logistics park by developer WDP in Tilburg are the first buildings to receive certification under BREEAM-NL, the scheme operated by the Dutch Green Building Council under licence from BRE Global.

The certificates were presented by Jaap Gillis, chairman of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC), and Paul Gibbon, Director of Sustainability for BRE Global, at Building Holland, the leading exhibition for sustainable design and construction in the Netherlands. Paul Gibbon said: “These buildings have comprehensively demonstrated their environmental credentials, whilst also providing attractive and viable facilities. These are the first certifications by the Dutch Green Building Council as National Scheme Operator for the Netherlands and represent another notable landmark in BREEAM’s rapid international expansion.”

"We have chosen to use BREEAM in the Netherlands because of its robustness and also its adaptability to the needs of the Dutch market. We are experiencing increasing demand from real estate investors and developers who want a high degree of sustainability and a tool to benchmark and demonstrate their progress”, said Gillis. "These are the first BREEAM certificates to be issued by a National Scheme Operator (NSO) outside of the UK. DGBC were the first NSO to adopt BREEAM and have worked very hard over the last 18 months with BRE Global to develop a specifically tailored version for the Netherlands. We recently formally launched BREEAM-NL for retail, industrial, education and office buildings and are due to release a version of BREEAM-NL for residential buildings.”

IN BRIEF
Monday 19 April 2010
Yorgo Lykouria joins HOK as creative director in Europe
Fri 19 May 2017
HOK and Condeco announce specialist workplace partnership
Thu 18 May 2017
UK’s hidden cycle routes to get revived
Thu 18 May 2017
HOK Names Anthony Fieldman Design Principal in Canada
Fri 12 May 2017
Peter Barber sets out ideas to solve the housing crisis
Tue 09 May 2017
London’s “Cheesegrater” sold to the Chinese
Fri 05 May 2017
Foster + Partners announce redundancies
Tue 25 Apr 2017
WS Atkins buyout will create a global ‘champion’
Mon 24 Apr 2017