Ceetrus Portugal building and environmental management practices received the classification “Excellent” in the BREEAM in Use Certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), regarding the “Building Management” and “Asset Performance” categories, attributed to Alegro Alfragide shopping centre.
This renowned international certification asserts Alegro Alfragide, one of the assets managed by Ceetrus Portugal, as a building that is actively Environment friendly and whose management positively involves the entire community, both inside and nearby, in reducing the ecological footprint of its daily activity.
The management practices of Ceetrus Portugal at Alegro Alfragide scored high in several BREEAM Certification indicators, such as Energy, Health and Well-Being, Innovation, Land Use, Materials, Management, Pollution, Transport, Waste, Water, Circularity and Carbon Footprint. This international certification includes all project areas, including design, execution and building management.
The attribution of BREEAM in Use certification to Alegro Alfragide shopping centre reflects Ceetrus Portugal’s global Corporate Social Responsibility strategy for its business areas: Carbon -, Territory +. Environmental impact management is a constant in all domains of Ceetrus Portugal. An example of this transversality is CINCO District, a real estate project that focuses on environmental sustainability and work-life balance. The project, which includes a tower, office buildings, a hotel, green spaces, shops, and a square, is still in the design stage but will also be submitted to BREEAM Certification, in the “New Construction” category.
Applications for this certification in the “Building Management” category are in preparation for other assets managed by Ceetrus Portugal, namely Alegro Setúbal shopping centre, already certified in the “Asset Performance” category.
BREEAM certification is the first sustainability assessment method for buildings, whose goal is to mitigate the consequences of buildings in local and global environments, while promoting well-being in their interior spaces.