Mercialys announces BREEAM In-Use Outstanding certification for the Valentine Grand Centre shopping center in Marseille. With this certification, Mercialys has now achieved its target of obtaining Outstanding certification for at least 30% of its portfolio in terms of value by the end of 2015.
The Valentine Grand Centre shopping center in Marseille obtained BREEAM In-Use certification on February 9 with the highest rating of “outstanding” for the Operational part of the assessment (89%) and “excellent” for the intrinsic quality of the building (73%).
Mercialys has therefore reached a major milestone in its strategy of obtaining environmental certification for its properties at the best possible levels of the BREEAM In Use scheme. With this certification, Mercialys achieved its target in February of obtaining “outstanding” certification for at least 30% of its portfolio in terms of value by the end of 2015. This result attests to the efforts of Mercialys’ teams, who have strived to attain high environmental excellence criteria.
Mercialys will continue with the gradual certification of its portfolio.
BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with more than 110,000 buildings certified. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building construction and is one of the most widely used measures of a building's environmental performance. The operation of BREEAM is overseen by an independent Sustainability Board, representing a wide cross-section of construction industry stakeholders.