Environment and sustainability

New Students' Centre awarded 'Outstanding' BREEAM rating

In November 2011, the New Students' Centre was recognised a low environmental impact building, receiving 'Outstanding' status under BREEAM|.

BREEAM rating system sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance. 

BREEAM measures the environmental performance of buildings against the set benchmarks to evaluate a building's specification, design, construction and use. They include aspects such as energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

Director of Capital Development, Ken Kinsella commented, " We believe this is the first outstanding certificate awarded to a university developing a city centre site. It's been a huge ask but the whole team, client, consultants and contractor have been 100% committed to achieving this goal."

Once the building is completed the baton will be handed to the users to ensure the 'outstanding' rating is maintained.

For further information on this story contact Ken Kinsella, Director of Capital Development k.kinsella@lse.ac.uk| 020 7849 4951.