October 28th, 2021
Amro’s PBSA development underway in Seville is the first building of its kind in Spain to be awarded a BREEAM Outstanding rating, making it one of the most energy-efficient student housing developments in Europe.
Setting a standard for best practice in sustainable design, BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for a multifamily residential building’s environmental performance.
Scheduled to open in 2022, Amro Seville, which is EPC ‘A’ rated, will produce operational emissions of just 11.2 kg CO2 / sqm per year, achieving a remarkable 75% improvement in efficiency standards compared to the current market standard and a 12% improvement over the challenging RIBA 2025 target.
The scheme is set to be awarded a 3* Fitwel Wellness Certificate, the highest possible rating, in recognition of initiatives to boost the health and wellbeing of residents, such as guaranteeing indoor air and water quality, access to bicycle parking and the provision of water bottle refilling stations.
Amro is committed to achieving Net Zero Carbon 2030 for all new investments, taking a ‘fabric first’ approach to prioritise sustainability targets and applying ‘whole-life carbon’ principles to evaluate the true long-term impact of every project.
In another industry first, early next year we will begin construction of The Rex, a co-living development on Kingston Riverside that will go beyond Net Zero to become London’s first Climate Negative Building. With all eyes on Glasgow for the COP26 climate change summit next month, it’s time for operators in the built environment sector to join us in moving beyond ambition into action.
Find out more about our NZC2030 pledge here.
October 18th, 2021