BRE and China’s largest approved professional certification body, China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), have signed an agreement to support sustainable development in the country through collaborative training.
The partnership will initially focus on training related to BRE’s environmental standard for buildings and communities – BREEAM. This reflects China’s growing demand for green buildings with a number of BREEAM projects now being delivered in Beijing, Shanghai and Changsha’s Meixi Lake Eco City.
BRE China director Jaya Skandamoorthy said: “Through our partnership with CQC we hope to promote the key principles of sustainability across China as well as fostering a culture of continuous improvement and quality construction across the supply chain.”
CQC vice president Mr Liu Yanbin said: “CQC have undertaken several research projects related to energy efficiency with government departments, research institutes, real estate companies and energy management companies. Our country is getting to grips with sustainable development and seeing the many benefits it brings. Collaborating with BRE in this way will help us make further progress. We are very glad that our two organisations have signed this agreement.”