The Romanov Dvor business center has been included in the list of the first 15 buildings to be certified according to the new green building standard – BREEAM in Use International.
Romanov Dvor was accessed according to the BREEAM in Use International standard and received a “Very Good” score, which is currently the highest possible score on the BREEAM rating for Russian projects. Thus the business center became one of the first 15 buildings worldwide to be certified according to the updated BREEAM standard.
BREEAM CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Certification of the Romanov Dvor business center was carried out by BRE Global, which evaluated the property according to a wide variety of parameters: building management, energy efficiency, transport accessibility, quality of building materials, internal environment, CO2 emissions reduction, etc.
In preparation for BREEAM certification, RD Management carried out an energy audit, which identified opportunities for substantial savings by using the most advanced energy systems. One interesting detail is the fact that birdhouses were installed at Romanov Dvor as part of measures undertaken to achieve compliance with BREEAM standards. Furthermore, the business center also added a bicycle parking rack.
The attainment of BREEAM certification was one of the key achievements of the year for RD Management. In total, the project took 10 months to complete. However, the management company does not intend to stop at this, as it now sets its sights on receiving an “Excellent” score from BREEAM.
BREEAM is a voluntary rating system for evaluating green buildings that was developed in 1990 by the British organization BRE Global for assessing buildings’ environmental impact.