Since its creation in 2009, BREEAM In-Use has been used by thousands of assets in over 30 countries to benchmark, improve and certify their sustainability performance and to showcase high standards of ESG performance.
In May 2020, Version 6 brings a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the green management and operation and maintenance performance of centralized residential buildings for the first time. The new launch of BREEAM In-Use: Residential V6 marks that BREEAM has further improved the comprehensive evaluation system with a global vision and leading scheme in terms of green management, health and wellbeing, disaster prevention and resilience, and energy control of centralized residential buildings.
BREEAM In-Use is an online, international, environmental assessment methodology for independent, third-party assessment and certification of the operational performance of residential and commercial buildings. BREEAM In-Use enables property investors, owners, managers and occupiers to drive sustainable improvements through operational efficiency and effective management.
The sustainability concept advocated by BREEAM team coincides with the efforts made by Chinese property management companies in green development in recent years. As early as 2018, China’s 13th “Five-Year Plan” explicitly stated that it is necessary to firmly establish and implement the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development. The concept of “green” has been mentioned many times in both research topics and planning content. Throughout the property management industry in China, the leading property management companies without exception have very high standards and results for property services and refined management, and they also have a high reputation and recognition in the industry. BREEAM team has witnessed another very successful implementation in Landsea Green Life in terms of how the property management of centralized residential communities can make efforts in the post-epidemic era, how to become more sustainable with lower energy consumption, better disaster prevention resilience, and better integrate and grow with cities and communities, while complying with the scheme of a global perspective.
BREEAM found that traditional property management companies are almost always managed after the project is completed and delivered, while in contrast, Landsea Green Life, at the early stage of the project development, has jointly studied the energy consumption of multi-buildings and the structure of these buildings with the real estate project development team, which lays a solid foundation for the more advanced operation of future projects.
For more than ten years, Landsea Green Life has given owners a copy of the “Owner’s Manual” before entering each community. Their “Green Initiative” for green life, low-carbon and environmental protection also demonstrates that Landsea Green Life has been always adhering to the concept of collateral green management services.
“Owner’s Manual”, Source: Landsea Green Life
“Green Initiative”, Source: Landsea Green Life
After the delivery of the project, the services provided by traditional project management companies are nothing more than the basics such as cleaning, greening, and management of order maintenance. On this basis, Landsea Green Life can provide owners with a complete set of high-quality green life service solutions by leveraging the company’s own advantages of more than ten years of green management and operation experience in centralized residential communities.
Landsea Green Life believes that the “green” in the community’s green operation and management is, first of all, a value issue, focusing on the health and wellbeing of owners, living experience, residential green management, energy consumption control and disaster prevention resilience, to promote the long-term sustainable operation of the green community.
Secondly, the green management of the community is not only the management of green buildings, but also the use of refined management and the establishment of a complete green management system, such as land use and ecology, reasonable planning, water and energy-saving, comprehensive utilization of renewable energy, extension of the life of buildings, resilience, etc., to provide occupants with a healthy and comfortable living environment in line with human nature.
Under the premise of ensuring the quality of property services and other basic requirements, it can effectively reduce the energy consumption of various properties, save resources and protect the environment to the greatest extent through high-quality management, technical means and behavioral guidance.
In 15 years of development, the achievements of Landsea Green Life’s green operation concept have been widely recognized by the industry and the market. Among the 150 projects it manages, 79 centralized residential buildings have obtained China Three Star Green Building Certification, accounting for 52.67%. Among Chinese property management companies, Landsea Green Life is unique in its green management capabilities for centralized residential communities.
Its dual advantages of the industry-leading high satisfaction level and more than ten years of green management experience have enabled it to grow beyond ordinary property management companies in terms of resilience, risk resistance and energy consumption management during the post-epidemic era in China. It’s a natural outcome that Hongqiao Green Country managed by Landsea Green Life became the assessment project of BREEAM In-Use V6 (Part 2), the first centralized residential building in the world.
It is foreseeable that, with BREEAM’s years of in-depth research and evolving assessment methodology advantages, combined with Landsea’s years of experience in community green management, the overall level of property management for a more and more centralized residential building in China will be in line with international schemes, more and more “green”, and demonstrate more and more sustainable development.
BREEAM will continue to support the creation of built environments conducive to health and wellbeing, value and sustainable quality. After the collaboration with Landsea Green Life, BREEAM schemes, especially BREEAM In-Use Version 6, will also empower the green management of centralized residential buildings, and add new international schemes and dynamics to the property management industry in China at the same time.
Landsea Green Country is located in a high-profile residential area in Changning District, Shanghai. It’s the first high-tech green residential project in downtown Shanghai as Landsea’s generation-2 product. Before the planning stage, Landsea has spent four years simulating the biology of surrounding areas to best optimize the neighbourhood master-planning. With consideration of Shanghai climate zone and humidity, this project is being vastly innovative in terms of their energy-saving technologies, indoor VOC control, outdoor air cycle system, temperature control and smart home facilities. A systematic solution to tackle noise, lighting, heat, humidity and air quality challenges is in place to guarantee the best experience for end-users. This project demonstrates the excellent benchmark to push the industry towards a higher level of building sustainability by leading a more healthy, comfortable and human-caring lifestyle.