AECOM’s specialists performed a BREEAM sustainability assessment on Shopping 1 Genk, Belgium’s first shopping centre.

The site covered an area of 70,000 square metres, including parking, public and service areas. The developer of the site decided to renovate the facility in 2012, with work finishing in 2015.

The client asked AECOM to assess the environmental impact of the renovated site. This involved assessing the areas of management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology and pollution.

Our work included a pre-assessment and providing ad-hoc assistance to stakeholders such as the architect, engineers and contractors.

We also performed a design assessment of the project framework, assisted during the construction of the project, and delivered a post-construction review of the completed project.

Shopping 1 Genk scored 59.59 percent against the BREEAM Europe Commercial 2009 SD5066A.V1.1 Environmental and Sustainability Standard, leading to a final BREEAM rating of “very good”.