French shopping centre achieves highest-ever BREEAM In-Use score

Published:  06 August, 2014

BREEAM, Toison d'OR

The highest-ever BREEAM In-Use international certificate has been awarded to the Toison d’Or shopping centre in Dijon, France. The project gained an ‘Excellent’ rating for the building asset (Part 1 of the scheme) and an ‘Outstanding’ rating for building management (Part 2) — achieving the highest-ever score awarded under BREEAM In-Use Part 2.

The BREEAM assessment followed a major project to refurbish and extend Toison d’Or to provide 72 000 m2 for shops, restaurants and services.

The project incorporated green leases for tenants, strong co-operation with the city on travel plans, a new tramway connection to the main entrance, optimised energy reduction, and a lighting approach to maximise natural daylight.

Christophe Garot of Unibail-Rodamco, which owns Toison d’Or, said, ‘BREEAM In-Use matches with the group’s culture and management to improve the performance of our assets on a daily basis. The BREEAM approach allows us to integrate and stimulate our tenants and maintenance suppliers to be sure that each technical advance — for lighting, ventilation, heating and cooling etc. — will be properly maintained and operated 3656 days per year.’

This BREEAM In-Use assessment was conducted by Bopro, a licensed assessor company based in Belgium.

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