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BREEAM Assessments Throughout the UK
What Does BREEAM Stand For?
BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment's Enviromental Assement Method and was first published in 1990 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) that covers the UK.
How To Achieve BREEAM Excellence
The scoring for a BREEAM assessment in the UK is as follows:
- Outstanding: 85%+
- Excellent: 70%+
- Very Good: 55%+
- Good: 45%+
- Pass: 30%+
- Unclassified: <30%
How Is BREEAM Assessed?
Covering a range of environmental issues in the UK, BREEAM looks at a building's impact on transport, waste, energy, health, water, pollution, materials, management and ecology to assess whether a building is Outstanding, Excellent, Very Good, Good or a Pass. Covering more than 50 countries and 250,000 buildings, BREEAM's aim is to educate building owners, designers and occupants about their impact on the local area.
Book Your BREEAM Assessment
For further information or to book your BREEAM assessment in the UK, call one of your BREEAM assessors on 0800 043 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Are The Benefits of BREEAM?
It's the hope that the BREEAM assessment will help building owners and designers improve their carbon footprint across the UK and make better use of their resources. A BREEAM certification is a way of validating how good a building is in terms of the environmental impact through a globally recognised standard.
It's not unheard of that making a building more environmentally friendly will increase the cost of construction - but BREEAM aims to show that by building this way you will save on operational costs in the future that in turn limit investor costs and makes the property more attractive when reselling.
What Is A BREEAM Rating?
The BREEAM ratings for a new, non-domestic building in the UK are:
- Pass: standard good practice (top 75%)
- Good: intermediate good practice (top 50%)
- Very Good: advanced good practice (top 25%)
- Excellent: best practice (top 10%)
- Outstanding: innovator (top 1%)
It used to be that 'Good' was the maximum level that could be achieved with 100% being the maximum score in the UK from a BREEAM assessment. However, in 2008, a new 'Outstanding' category was added - although the percentages required for each level remained the same.
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances, BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort,
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