New partnership aims to grow Chinese sustainable construction industry
A partnership has been struck between Shanghai International Shipping Services Centre (SISSC) and the UK’s built environment research centre, BRE, with a view to encouraging sustainable construction in China, theconstructionindex.co.uk reports.
The aim of the agreement is to promote and grow green practices in China, using the sustainable building, technology and design expertise of British firms.
Sharing best practice environment expertise throughout China
The first initiative will see the SISSC, which is a state-owned developer, collaborate with BRE on its £4 billion marina development on the Huangpu River. The partnership will see that the commercial site is developed to BREEAM standards while also meeting the local Three Star Green Building Standard.
Under the partnership, some of Shanghai’s other SISSC-owned existing commercial developments will be reviewed in accordance with the BREEAM-In-Use scheme, which will allow experts to improve and monitor energy performance.
It is hoped that the two partners will be able to demonstrate and share best practice environment expertise throughout China – and the door is open to other British firms that may want to collaborate.
Opportunity to work alongside and learn from Chinese colleagues
Speaking about the news via specificationonline.co.uk, BRE Group CEO, Peter Bonfield said:
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to work alongside and learn from our Chinese colleagues and to facilitate bi-lateral trade that benefits both countries.”
“Our new relationship will also provide a strong platform for UK companies to demonstrate their world leading expertise, products and technologies in China.”
Author: Elizabeth Smythe Date Written: 23 April 2013