Magnetrol® International NV, in Zele, Belgium, has received a BREEAM® Interim Certificate for the Design Stage of its production and office facilities expansion, achieving a score of Very Good. BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with over 250,000 building certifications and over a million buildings registered for assessment since its inception in 1990.
MAGNETROL regional headquarters for the EMEAI markets has been located in Zele for more than 40 years. A result of the company’s strong growth, the expansion project increases the facility footprint by more than 5,000 square meters. With ground-breaking on December 12, 2012, production facilities completed in October 2013 and office space completed in June 2014, the Zele manufacturing complex will be one of the first industrial buildings in Belgium with BREEAM certification.
“BREEAM is the world standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and is a widely recognized measure of a building’s environmental performance,” said Jeff Swallow, CEO of MAGNETROL. “We are proud that the Zele facilities have been designed to optimize energy and water use, and minimize impacts of pollution, transport, materials and waste on the environment.”
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