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JLL, Russia & CIS received two BREEAM “First in the country” Awards 2016

March 14, 2016, 14:46 (PX Newswire)

Moscow, 14 March, 2016 – JLL, Russia and CIS had been granted as “The first in the country” BREEAM Awards 2016 for its certifications of two business centers in Azerbaijan and Singapore. Russian professionals were the first time represented on the Award ceremony and had received recognition for their efforts.

JLL, Russia & CIS was the first to achieve a BREEAM International New Construction certification in Azerbaijan for the Baku White City Office Building which is the first building of the biggest redevelopment projects in Asia, and a BREEAM In-Use assessment for Chevron House in Singapore constructed in 1993. Both assets attained ‘Good’ rating.

Besides, grade A office project Greendale, owned by O1 Properties, planned in Moscow and certified at Interim stage by JLL, Russia and CIS, was nominated as one of the highest scored BREEAM office projects worldwide in 2015.

BREEAM Awards is a prestigious annual event intended to reward high achievers of the construction industry and build environment. The Awards ceremony recognises achievements of those involved in the specification, design and construction of buildings, assessed against BREEAM scheme. All nominees are pre-selected based of fair basis by BRE Global team and entering the competition, based on highest rated scores. Buildings are assessed in different categories depending on their use (office, retail, residential) and stage of development (in-Use, new construction). The top scorers are judged by the panel of independent, industry juries who make the final decision on the winner. BREEAM Awards also provides awards to assessors and assessor companies.

Gavin Dunn, Director of BREEAM, said: “BREEAM Awards is there to recognize most sustainable assets and professionals, promoting sustainable agenda of the built environment. We are delighted to congratulate JLL and recognize their efforts in opening new markets and promoting sustainable design, construction and maintenance of assets in a very professional manner.”

Ksenia Agapova, Head of Sustainability services, JLL, Russia & CIS, commented: “JLL, Russia & CIS actively supports the green building industry and BREEAM through its publications, participation in CIS Green Building Councils, and involvement in various industry events. BREEAM is an internationally-recognised sustainability brand that adds value to our clients’ investments and also helps to improve the environmental efficiency of their buildings. It is always a challenge to be the first to act in a market; however, JLL’s pioneering of BREEAM projects has paid off quicker than expected through reduced energy bills and lower vacancy rates.”

With over 1,500 green building accredited professionals globally, JLL provides local market expertise in global sustainability trends. JLL Sustainability Services department was established in Russia in 2012 and had demonstrated active growth. More than 30 buildings in Russia and CIS countries (approx. 1.2 m sq m) were certified during past 3 years by JLL, representing 30% of the Russian and CIS market share. Among the most acknowledged certifications there are such projects as FIFA 2018 Stadiums, business center in Skolkovo, business centers owned by O1 Properties, industrial properties of Radius Group and Raven Russia, and many other projects.

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