Cost-effective achievement of world-class operational standards is being enabled through an exclusive partnership with BREEAM, which is known as the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master-planning construction projects, infrastructure and buildings.
Under the partnership, BREEAM and EEA will be co-creating the first global, scientifically robust standard for sustainable building management in the hospitality industry, covering: energy, water, transport, management, waste, pollution, health & well-being, land use & ecology and materials. It will be known as BREEAM in Use for the Hospitality industry (BiUH).
In creating it, EEA and BREEAM will establish a technical group made up of experts from EEA members and BREEAM, who will review and approve standards, and the overall operation of the scheme, on an ongoing basis. Over time, it is intended that BREAAM will align its construction and refurbishment standards for hotels with BiUH.