Six months after its opening, the new shopping place of the 19th district of Paris received the BREEAM Very Good certification.
Developed by the Building Research Establishment, the BREEAM certification aims to assess, rate and certify the sustainability of buildings and on the long term to reduce to the negative effects of construction and development on the environment. Vill’Up has distinguished itself in several categories such as its good land use and ecology, its excellent access and its proficient waste management. Located in the core of the Parc de la Villette, Vill’Up has managed to transform its unusual structure (inherited from the ancient slaughterhouses of Paris) into an attractive shopping place.
This BREEAM certification rewards Vill’Up and its will to establish itself, in the long run, in the Parc de la Villette’s ecosystem. As a true standard in sustainable construction certification, the BREEAM certification provides market recognition of buildings willing to adopt sustainable solutions in the conception and development of their project.