First BREEAM Residential Certification in Russia

GWP Project Services are delighted to announce that we have received the Interim BREEAM certificate for Building 17, located in Tyumen, Russia. The scheme has achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ at design stage.

This is the first BREEAM International assessed Residential building in Russia to meet an ‘Excellent’ rating and also the first building outside of Moscow to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating.

The Russian residential developer Brusnika LLC – one of the region’s largest – discovered BREEAM as an internationally recognised sustainability standard and felt it could be adopted to reflect some of the forward-thinking sustainable design initiatives being developed by them in the Russian market. After understanding more about BREEAM in collaboration with GWP Project Services, they strived to develop new strategies to embrace the principals of the environmental assessment method.

Brusnika state “BREEAM has raised the bar in terms of in-house quality standards and continues to challenge us to apply technical solutions and sustainable processes to our projects, it has expanded the competencies of our employees and supply chain, giving us the ability to establish new friendships and relations in international co-operation.”

But possibly most importantly, incorporation of BREEAM by Brusnika in Russia has the potential to encourage new progressive thinking among occupants and residents, changing habits and lifestyles, breeding a new culture of environmental awareness in a market that has a major global influence.

By working closely with GWP, setting challenging targets and embracing new concepts, Brusnika have created a product of higher quality in environmental, energy efficiency and wellbeing terms becoming the first developer in Russia to deliver a residential building with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating – there can be no greater achievement than being the first.