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Alignment Green Rating Systems

BREEAM
In February 2018, CSC has been recognised as a responsible sourcing certification system applicable to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). BREEAM is the oldest and most widely used method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. After a thorough evaluation by BRE CSC has been accepted as a responsible sourcing certification system. This not only gives CSC-certified companies an advantage when supplying projects seeking BREEAM certification. It also provides project developers an additional option to earn points under this credit. More information?


DGNB
During the formal launch event of CSC in Germany in April 2018, Johannes Kreißig, Managing Director of DGNB GmbH, reported on the current status and outlook for sustainable construction in Germany. Commenting on the integration of the CSC in the DGNB system, he announced that in future the DGNB will recognise the CSC's Silver and Gold certifications in the DGNB system at Quality Level 1.2. The recognition refers to the DGNB's "Responsible resource extraction" criterion ENV1.3. More information?


LEED
CSC is not yet formally recognized in LEED. The USGBC is still developing the formal recognition process.


Envision
Envision is a US infrastructure certification system developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), located in Washington DC. The new Envision Version 3 document will include CSC as an example of sustainable certification that would meet the requirements for their procurement credit. This credit RA 1.2 “Support sustainable Procurement Practices” will have the requirement "Third-party verified sustainability program." Recognition by Envision underscores the robustness and credibility of the CSC certification system and at the same time provides additional value for our clients. More information?


Other alignments

CSC is continuously focussing on alignment with green rating systems and other green stimulation programs.

The Netherlands:

  • MIA/Vamil: Tax benefit for owner of building with CSC concrete
  • Rabobank Impact loan: discount on interest rate on loan CSC certified concrete production facility