Eurocommercial Properties NV, an international leader among real estate investors with a portfolio of 34 shopping centres in Italy, France and Sweden, obtained in 2017 the BREEAM In-Use “Very Good” certification for the Carosello Shopping Centre in Carugate, the group’s first asset to obtain such recognition.
The Centre was founded in 1972, inaugurating one of the first hypermarkets in Italy to become, with the expansion in 2008, the new food court in 2009 and the last building intervention in 2016 with the creation of the new Piazza Est, one of the main Italian shopping centres.
BREEAM In-Use is a process of continuous improvement that involves not only Management, but also service/supply contractors as well as tenants and visitors, whose behaviour can significantly contribute to the achievement of the common objectives of sustainability and responsibility.
BREEAM In-Use is one of the most popular standards for measuring the overall environmental impact of buildings, especially commercial ones; the common parts of Carosello Centre have been certifies according to the BREEAM IN USE INTERNATIONAL 2015 standards.
The evaluation criteria concerned 3 macro-areas: Asset Performance (sustainability and environmental impact), Building Management (building materials and techniques), Occupier Management (regulation and best practices).
Aakhon availed itself of the collaboration of Habitech (subsidiary of Aakhon) as Assessor/Auditor.
Shopping Centre with a GLA of 54,000 mq, 113 shops, 13 restaurants and 8,8 million annual visitors.
Environmental consultancy, for BREEAM certification and energy efficiency.