Highest Ever BREEAM score awarded

posted 17.12.2013

The highest ever BREEAM sustainability score has been achieved at PWC?s headquarters at One Embankment Place, London.

The score of 96.31% surpasses all previous BREEAM sustainability ratings. The previous highest score was achieved by the The Co-Operative Groups new head office last month which was awarded 95.16% in the BREEAM assessment.

Both projects have achieved previously unheard of ratings and demonstrate how the pioneering edge of the construction industry is able to meet client?s determination to become more sustainable. These buildings will no doubt act as examples to showcase sustainable construction in both the refit and new build sectors.

The PWC refit and refurbishment project was achieved whilst 2000 staff remained in occupation and involved the transformation of 9 floors off office space as well as a replacement of central plant in the basement areas.

New biofuel combined cooling heat and power systems were installed along with ?green? walls, waterless urinals and low flush toilets. It also sourced 95% of materials used in the build with an ISO14001 certification as a minimum.

We look forward to celebrating more achievements as construction clients, contractors and suppliers continue to strive and innovate towards greener and healthy buildings.

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