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The School of Maths building achieves BREEAM "Excellent" rating

Our School of Mathematical Sciences building project has achieved BREEAM "Excellent" rating following a post-construction review. This recognition marks again another significant achievement for this project.

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We are proud to announce that our School of Mathematical Sciences building project has achieved BREEAM "Excellent" rating following a post-construction review. This recognition marks again another significant achievement for this project.

BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method, covering the full range of sustainability issues for built environment projects. Its categories evaluate a project's energy and water use, health and wellbeing, pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes with credits gained towards overall rating goals for demonstrating solutions that go above and beyond regulatory requirements.

Buildings are rated and third-party certified on a scale from "Pass" upwards, with Queen Mary targeting an "Excellent" rating from an early stage in the scheme. Achieving BREEAM "Excellent" rating represents performance equivalent to the top 10% of all UK refurbishment or fit-out projects in terms of sustainability.

To achieve a particular BREEAM rating, the minimum overall percentage score must be achieved and a number of minimum standards must also be incorporated. With the support of our BREEAM assessment partners, Scott White Hookins, the Mathematical Sciences building successfully achieved a certified "Excellent" rating at both design stage and post-construction with the final BREEAM score at post-construction of 75.7% being well over the 70% "Excellent" threshold.

This means the building has incorporated a very high level of environmental measures which will benefit users of the building in terms of daylighting levels, glare control systems, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, good acoustics and security within the building. These measures will help create a better environment and working space for staff and students, as well as minimising the overall impact to the environment by improving the buildings energy and material efficiency whilst reducing its carbon emissions and footprint.