Omnicane’s Mon Trésor Development in Mauritius has achieved BREEAM Communities interim certification. This is the first Interim Certificate that has been awarded in the southern hemisphere for BREEAM Communities.
This site is part of wider 60-year mixed-use development programme for the area and is located in the south-east of Mauritius and south of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport. Mon Trésor is set to become a modern, sustainable community with a balanced mix of employment, generating business activity for the island and a new residential centre.
Carol Somper, the BREEAM Communities project assessor working with Omnicane's sustainability consultant Ecosis, held a development workshop for the team whilst in Mauritius, and made a keynote presentation about BREEAM Communities for Smart Cities to the Green Building Council of Mauritius.
BREEAM Communities is a site-wide sustainability assessment method, providing a framework through which the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the plans for large scale developments can be improved, measured and certified.
Carol presenting the BREEAM Communities Interim Certificate to Jacques d'Unienville, Omnicane's CEO at the Press Launch in Mauritius.
[Article from sosustainable.co.uk]