Housing Development Corporation, in association with BRE global, held a workshop to introduce a sustainability assessment method in Hulhumalé, yesterday.
The workshop, which was held in Hotel Jen, Malé, introduced “BREEAM”, which is the world leading green assessment method for developers to manage and mitigate risk through demonstrating sustainability performance during planning, designing, constructing, operating, or refurbishing.
Attendees of the workshop included staff of Housing Development Corporation, BRE Global delegates, and members from Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure, Ministry of Environment and Energy, STELCO, MTCC, MWSC, MACL, UNDP, and Architects Association of Maldives.
The workshop commenced with an introductory presentation by Housing Development Corporation, followed by training sessions provided by BRE Delegates throughout the day. The training sessions focused on the family of schemes offered by BREEAM, Value of certification, assessment process, role of BRE Global and Project Teams of BREEAM Assessors, Categories and Technical Issues of BREEAM, and Assessment Tools. The sessions concluded with pre-assessment exercises followed by case studies.
With BRE global, Housing Development Corporation takes the first steps to develop standards which will direct the developments in Hulhumalé to become environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.