Another first for BREEAM, thanks to Tracker Plus
Southfacing and BRE have teamed-up to offer assessors and clients greater efficiencies in the way they assess and certify the sustainability performance of their assets using BREEAM.
The collaboration has resulted in the first online dynamic syncing of assessment data between the Tracker Plus (www.trackerplus.co.uk) and BRE’s BREEAM Projects (www.breeam.com/projects). This enables an assessor, through Tracker Plus, to manage the whole assessment process seamlessly, from pre-assessment through to final submission to BRE for certification. BREEAM UK Refurbishment & Fit-out 2014 is the first scheme to go live with the blue print set for future schemes!
“We are all very excited. Collaboration and digital solutions are key enablers in the BRE mission to build a better world and this solution will deliver efficiencies for Tracker Plus users, clients and stakeholders involved in the assessment process.” Tim Bevan, Director of BREEAM Operations, BRE.
“Now Tracker Plus can synchronise its assessment project management directly with submissions via BREEAM Projects the process is seamless and more efficient for all.” Ben Cartmell, Director, Southfacing.
Southfacing are recruiting: If you are an experienced BREEAM assessor please email us your CV.
With Ecobuild 2015 almost upon us we’d like to congratulate the Tracker Plus users shortlisted for this year’s BREEAM Awards.
It’s been a bumper year with a record 4 projects shortlisted!
The Tracker Plus projects up for this year’s awards are:
- 107-109 Charing Cross Road (Hilson Moran) - Shortlisted in the Retail category this refurbished building provides a new home to the Foyles bookshop and achieved a score of 73.4%. Hilson Moran have acknowledged the help that Tracker Plus gave them in carrying out the assessment and said “Throughout this project, Tracker Plus aided in simplifying the evidence gathering and status information dissemination process.”
- Learning Hub, Oldham College (Hoare Lea) - Shortlisted in the Education category this new building houses 28 new classrooms and various other spaces to be used by students and local community groups and achieved a score of 79.5%.
- Moreland’s Rooftop, Old Street (Peter Deer & Associates) - Shortlisted in the Offices and ‘Your BREEAM Award’ categories the refurbishment of the top floor of this office building achieved BREEAM Outstanding.
- Western Power Distribution Depot, Spilsby (GreenBuild Consult) - Shortlisted in the Industrial and ‘Your BREEAM Award’ categories this new build depot achieved BREEAM Outstanding and a score of 101.9%.
We hope the shortlisted assessors have dusted off their dancing shoes and dinner jackets / ballgowns (delete as appropriate) in readiness for the awards ceremony on 3rd March.
The Tracker Plus team wishes you all the best of success on the night!