BREEAM and China Three Star working in unison to drive positive change in buildings

BREEAM is the world’s foremost international sustainability standard for buildings. It has now been applied to 27 buildings across China – many of which are international exemplars of sustainable development. A report of recently conducted research, ‘Assessing the performance of Sustainable Buildings in China’, has been released, highlighting the synergistic mapping of the internationally recognised BREEAM and the local China Three Star schemes. The briefing paper gives guidance of dual assessment of building performance against the two schemes, simplifying the process for those involved in the design and construction processes of projects aiming for certification, but will also help to reduce the cost of achieving both standards, to further strengthen the overall value and attraction of building projects. To find out more about how the two schemes can help your project, please visit:


No 1, 17 & 18 Shanghai Client: Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre


Nos 1, 17, and 18 are commercial towers created by state developer the Shanghai International Shipping Service Centre (SISSC). No 1 has achieved a BREEAM Outstanding design rating and Nos 17 and 18 BREEAM Excellent for the completed project. The buildings form part of the £4bn marina development located on the bank of the Huangpu River, which is comprised of retail, offices and other amenities.

Living Lattice, Meixi Lake Eco-city, Changsha Client: Franshion


The exemplar Living Lattice exhibition centre in Meixi Lake Eco City, Changsha was awarded a BREEAM Outstanding design certificate. The development, which incorporates a number of low carbon innovations, is being delivered by a consortium of British partners and will be completed later this year.