Ikea Breeam International Project China

IKEA Guangzhou, China receives 'Very Good' BREEAM International rating

IKEA in Guangzhou Tianhe is the first project in China to achieve a 'Very Good' BREEAM International Refurbishment & Fit-Out rating.


The proposed Guangzhou Tianhe IKEA Store is located in No. 663, East Huangpu avenue, Tianhe district, Guangzhou, China. Mainly engaged in furniture and home supplies, the IKEA store is located in the 1st and 2nd floor Meilin MLive Commercial mall.

Within the framework of the Ikea Group sustainability plan, the project is pursuing the Very Good Level of BREEAM certification, based on the BREEAM International Refurbishment & Fit-out 2015.



Started in 1943, and currently headquartered in the Netherlands, IKEA has been the world's largest furniture retailer since 2008.


An IKEA Project Manager commented on why they had taken part in the scheme:

“BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out scheme tremendously helps us benchmark our sustainability efforts for the renovation work, creating values for global alignment of our goals and conveys a strong message to our staff: we care about everyone’s sustainable development”.

Some of the sustainable technologies used throughout the project included the following:

  • Life Cycle Cost analysis at conception design stage
  • High efficiency lighting and lighting control
  • Air source heat pump system for hot water
  • Site visit regularly to ensure construction and installations are in line with the targeted BREEAM Standards
  • FSC Certified wood
  • Acoustic modeling


Some of the benefits for IKEA included:

  • Help to reduce running costs
  • Improved working and living environments
  • Ensured that the final delivery quality of the project meets the expected goals
  • Guaranteed safety of construction workers and users
  • Kept IKEA’s sustainable values
  • Balanced cost and life cycle value
  • Improved occupant health and well-being
  • Lowered greenhouse gas emissions

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IKEA Guangzhou Co.,Ltd
BREEAM International Refurbishment & Fit-out 2015
BREEAM rating:
Very Good (62.1%)

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