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 rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks Development Manager at Lumiere Property
"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
"We have worked with Eight Associates for many years and always found them fast and responsive and with a practical approach to sustainable design."
Max Horwell Partner at E+M Tecnica
"Eight Associates has worked for Cadogan for many years to help us reach our objective to develop more sustainable buildings on the Estate. We have found their assistance in helping us to achieve this objective invaluable and Eight Associates form an integral part of the develop team in reaching this goal."
Nicholas Dutton Head of Building Surveying, The Cadogan Estate
"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
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