Eight Associates acted as the Sustainability Consultant for Calvin Klein to secure a BREEAM International Excellent certification for a new store in Köln, Germany.
It was decided that the BREEAM International RFO methodology would provide the most suitable green building -certification for this retail scheme. Responsible construction practices and sustainable material sourcing were targeted and monitored during construction which required careful logging and management by the contractor. Site Waste Management practises and material efficiency were key to the client brief, the project excelled in all of these areas and a site waste recycling rate of 94% was achieved at completion.
Eight Associates successfully guided the project team through the BREEAM requirements which were a new concept to many members of the project team. With careful project management all of the targeted credits were achieved with a comfortable Excellent rating of 76%.
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten Projects Director, Brighton College
"Our experience of working alongside Eight Associates on a variety of projects is of a professional and progressive company. Clients benefit from an efficient multidisciplinary approach, that provides a very effective service to developers, architects, institutions and property owners in relation to their environmental, ecological, planning and sustainability matters."
Jason Mills Writtle Forest Consultancy Ltd.
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt M&E Services Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting
"Eight Associates approaches sustainability in a holistic way and consider a range of sustainability factors and their interdependencies. They offer multiple services under one roof, which is like gold for clients, saving time, providing clear communication, and preventing the usual back and forth and mixed messages"
Ignacio Escobar Tarmac
"The Green Register really values eight associates' commitment to the promotion of sustainable building in all areas of their work."
Lucy Pedler Director, The Green Register of Construction Professionals
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