Dec 2013

Meixi Lake project receives China's first BREEAM Outstanding award

The Franshion Green Building Exhibition Centre, Changsha has been awarded China’s first BREEAM Outstanding design certificate at an event which formed part of David Cameron’s trade mission in China.

Dr Peter Bonfield, CEO of BRE who took part in the Government’s trade mission said ‘Not only is the Living Lattice the first BREEAM Outstanding for China, it is the first certification in the world using BREEAM International New Construction 2013 and it is the first time that LCA of building materials has contributed to BREEAM certification in the country. This project will act as an exemplar for thousands of future buildings.

Dr Li Rong, Chief Engineer of Franshion Properties China said: "This development is a really exciting project for Franshion, one where we can demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development.  It also shows how sophisticated design and advanced building technologies can be delivered in China with our partnered providers.   The project is hoped to become an iconic sustainable building in the area for various visitors to learn and exchange ideas on sustainability.  We have really appreciated the collaborative approach between the UK team and our local consultants.  It has been a great learning experience for all parties and we look forward to the completion of the building and testing it in use

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Meixi Lake project receives China's first BREEAM Outstanding award