Published Tue, Mar 22nd 2016
The winners of the BREEAM Awards 2016 were announced recently at the annual ceremony which took place on Tuesday 8th March at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square. Stroma Tech attended as the Lead Sponsor to celebrate the finest examples of BREEAM projects and to promote the importance of BREEAM in the construction industry.
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Following its inception 25 years ago, BREEAM has provided designers, developers and investors with a sustainable approach to improve the environmental, social and economic impacts of their building projects. Testing, assessment and consultancy bodies, such as Stroma Tech, provide BREEAM Assessments, and a number of complementary services, to guide development teams throughout their entire project to help them achieve the highest BREEAM rating possible. With BREEAM certified buildings now existing in over 70 countries, this leading, environmental assessment method has shaped our current environment to create sustainably conscious buildings and communities by reducing operating costs, improving returns on investments and producing more comfortable developments for occupants.
The BREEAM Awards have grown in scale to celebrate all BREEAM certified projects from across the world. The 2016 ceremony awarded a number of international projects, across all categories of BREEAM, for demonstrating the implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions throughout their BREEAM Assessments. These award-worthy projects set the threshold for future developments to replicate their commitment to achieve the optimum levels of sustainability and efficiency throughout the construction and operation of their building.
Attending as the Lead Sponsor for this year’s ceremony, Stroma Tech welcomed guests to the event with an opening speech from Managing Director, Rob Coxon, who discussed the importance of BREEAM for the construction industry. Under the hosting of broadcaster, John Sergeant, Stroma Tech presented the winners of their sponsored categories – the Mixed Use Award and the highly coveted Your BREEAM of the Year Award which received over 6,000 votes from the public.
The awards are a great opportunity for like-minded companies and industry professionals to come together to commend BREEAM’s achievements and to discuss the future of the built environment. Guests were able to experience leading examples of sustainability and network with pioneering, international BREEAM projects, from countries including Sweden, Turkey and France. Their success demonstrates the construction industry’s tenacity and commitment to global sustainability goals. Despite the UK government’s changes to policies such as Zero Carbon Homes and the Feed-In-Tariff, BREEAM has proved that environmental targets can still be achieved through innovative design and construction practices.
Rob Coxon, said, ‘We were very happy with our involvement as the main sponsor of the BREEAM Awards 2016, not least because it hopefully elevated our standing in the BREEAM world, but also because it was an excellent event – well organised, well-paced and at a great venue. It was a great privilege to present the opening speech, which I was relieved to deliver reasonably well, but in John Sergeant, we had a convivial host who showed how it should be done. Well done all!’
Congratulations to all winners and nominated projects at this year’s BREEAM Awards.