25 April 2013 — UK built environment research centre BRE and Shanghai International Shipping Services Centre, a Chinese state owned developer, have signed an agreement designed to promote and grow sustainable construction in China.

The partners will collaborate on is the SISSC’s £4 billion (A$5.9 billion) flagship commercial marina development on the Huangpu River – to be designed to BREEAM, Europe’s leading environmental standard, alongside the Chinese Three Star Green Building Standard.

Other existing commercial stock in Shanghai owned by SISSC will be reviewed under the BREEAM-In-Use sustainability standard which allows existing buildings to measure and improve performance.