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The first World Cup 2018 stadium is assessed in Russia

The project in Samara received Good by BREEAM

Moscow, 30 October, 2014 – The international company JLL completed the BREEAM assessment process of the stadium for 45,000 seats in Samara which will host World Cup games in 2018. The building received a high rating of Good (47%) that is a very prominent result for a large scale project with total area of 153,200 sq m. The scheme’s general planner is GUP SO TerrNIIGrazhdanproekt; designer - PI Arena.

The new stadium will be built in Kyrov district of Samara, on Moskovskoe highway, 16th km, Dalnyaya street. There will be sports and fans infrastructure as well as support retail represented by shops and cafes.

BREEAM can be applied both for post construction assessments of built assets and for determination of compliance with international standard and best practices of stadium design. This pattern implies additional quality assurance of sustainable efficiency quality – at the project level and at the completed scheme level as well. After getting an interim certificate it’s very important to implement the design in accordance with the author’s idea and all approved design solutions. The further responsibility for a completed building assessment will lie on the general contractor – PSO Kazan. 

The main sustainable features of the stadium project are: 

• Energy efficient lighting designed to achieve international best practice standards for light quality, with automated lighting controls to reduce energy bills;

• Overall energy consumption of 40% less than a comparable baseline building (the high-end technologies of energy consumption simulation through software were used in order to determine economy level), with savings achieved through reduced building fabric U-values, efficient heating with heat recovery, and efficient ventilation with CO2 sensors in premises when unpredictable occupancy patterns can occur;

• Facilities for segregated waste collection including organic waste storage and packaging, together with a compactor;

• All WCs are equipped with water saving fixtures and valves to prevent uncontrollable water leakage which is very common for large venues;

• Stadium site layouts designed to prevent the intersection of pedestrian, parking and delivery pathways. Visitors will be provided with information about public transport to choose the most sustainable way of moving;

• Ecological and biodiversity studies which minimize new development impact on local ecosystems.

BREEAM is largely used in the field of sports properties including London Olympics-2012 facilities as well as several other stadia all over the world.

Andrey Kovalev, General Director, PI Arena, said: “Assessment under BREEAM allows to highlight the project’s strengths and weaknesses, certification provides recognition of quality of design. Planning institute of unique facilities Arena intends to assess all stadia projects according to international green standards in order to meet the highest FIFA requirements. We have chosen BREEAM because unlike other sustainable certification systems it allows to assess not only the construction level, but also the quality of design solutions, that means to provide additional guarantees of the high eco-efficiency of the project.”

Ksenia Agapova, Head of Sustainability services at JLL, Russia & CIS, commented: “In terms of voluntary assessment schemes stadia are unique projects. They are very different from commercial buildings with routine operation regimes. Therefore stadia engineering systems have specific requirements concerning peak and minimum loads which influence projects’ ecological efficiency. Apart from this if the stadium has an open field and tribunes; such a space organization makes additional troubles with arranging engineering systems in a view of their adjustment to different seasonal and climate conditions. Due to its difficulty and complexity the first Russian stadium assessment represents a significant breakthrough in local green development. We hope that the result which our project team managed to achieve will be successfully implemented by the contractor and other project’s participants.”

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

In Russia and CIS JLL has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev. JLL, Russia & CIS was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 and 2014 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow; Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg and The Best Real Estate Consultancy in Ukraine at the Ukrainian Property Awards in 2013.

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