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First BREEAM USA Goes to The Landmark @ One Market (Ind. Report)
BRE Global
Date: 2019-07-17
San Francisco-based real estate investment firm American Assets Trust, Inc. (AAT) and BRE Global, a world leading, multi-disciplinary building science organization, are reporting the historic, 1916-vintage, The Landmark @ One Market property is the first building in San Francisco to be certified using the BREEAM USA standard for existing buildings.

Developed in 1990 by BRE Global, BREEAM is internationally recognized as the most comprehensive and holistic environmental assessment method with over 2,250,000 registered projects and 565,000+ certified buildings worldwide across more than 83 countries.

Focusing on assessing and rating the performance of existing buildings, BREEAM USA In-Use has been adapted from BREEAM In-Use International to reflect differences in American standards and practices while still providing the global comparability. (Source: BRE Global, American Assets Trust, Yahoo, 16 July, 2019) Contact: American Assets Trust,; BRE Global,; BREEM USA,

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BRE Touts BREEAM In-Use Standard for Multifamily Residential Properties (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-08-17
San Francisco-based multi-disciplinary building science organization BRE is reporting the launch of an International pilot program using BREEAM In-Use with multifamily and other residential properties. BREEAM In-Use for existing buildings was introduced to the USA marketplace in 2016 and is spearheading the pilot to provide a science-based sustainable improvement solution and certification not covered by existing green building programs.

Four major real estate investor groups are presently participating and BRE America is accepting other investor groups into the pilot program with a minimum of three properties. The goal of the pilot is to develop technical criteria based on evidence using existing properties to adapt BREEAM In-Use for residential space type not currently addressed by other rating programs. The technical manual will be made available for public consultation and formalized in tandem with the BREEAM In-Use update scheduled for 2019.

BRE is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science center that provides standards for the built environment. Unlike other building standards providers, BRE conducts research and develops science-backed standards to advance the built environment. (Source: BRE, PR, 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: BRE America, Susan Giles, (831) 840-8282,,

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BREEAM USA Announces U.S. Market Availability (Ind. Report)
Date: 2017-11-08
BREEAM USA -- Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method -- is touting the availability of the BREEAM standard for existing buildings to the U.S. market. BREEAM provides science-based sustainable certification and improvement for buildings not covered by existing programmes. The method enables property investors, owners, managers and occupants to drive sustainable improvements through operational efficiencies and effective building management.

The BREEAM In-Use standard is available to all commercial existing buildings of any size, age or condition.

BREEAM USA, a partnership between BRE Group and BuildingWise, a US-based LEED certification consultancy, has been used on over two million registered projects and over 550,000 certified buildings in 70 countries. (Source: BREEAM USA, Contact: BREEAM America, Barry Giles, CEO, Niall Trafford, COO,

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UK Carbon-Neutral Lab Scores BREEAM, LEED Certifications (Int'l)
Date: 2017-04-07
In the UK, Nottingham University's GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry has been awarded BREEAM Outstanding and LEED platinum certifications for green buildings. The laboratory was constructed from natural materials by infrastructure services firm AECOM, which delivered the project's BREAAM and LEED services, including a carbon-neutral lab powered by solar energy and biofuel. The infrastructure firm also provided mechanical and electrical engineering, ensuring excess heat generated is used by adjacent buildings on the campus.

The building was designed for minimal energy consumption and incorporates natural ventilation, wind catchers, a "green" roof, a water leak detection system and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to deliver energy and water reductions. (Source: ProudGreenBuilding, 5 April, 2017) Contact: USGBC, (202) 552-1500,; AECOM, Matthew Butler, Associate Dir of building Engineering,; BREEAM America, Barry Giles,CEO, Niall Trafford, COO,

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