IKEA’s new Greenwich store awarded highest sustainability rating

A new IKEA store in the London borough of Greenwich has been awarded the highest rating score for a retail unit to date by a leading building science organisation.

Building Research Establishment (BRE) has awarded IKEA Greenwich an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the BREEAM UK New Construction certification, which rates the sustainability of buildings.

The IKEA branch achieved a score of over 90%, making it the first building in the UK and second retail unit in the world to receive such an accolade.

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Source: Environment Journal