BREEAM Assessments Throughout the UK
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Call one of your BREEAM assessors in the UK on 0800 043 8100 or email email@example.com for further information or to book your BREEAM assessment.
What Does BREEAM Stand For?
First published by the Building Reseearch Establishment (BRE) in 1990 covering buildings across the UK, BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment's Enviromental Assement Method.
How Is BREEAM Assessed?
BREEAM's aim is to educate building designers, owners and occupiers throughout the UK about the impact their building has on the local area. To do this, BREEAM gives a rating of Outstanding, Excellent, Very Good, Good or a Pass based on transport, waste, energy, health, water, pollution, materials, management and ecology.
What Are The Benefits of BREEAM?
A BREEAM certification is a way of validating how good a building in the UK is in terms of the environmental impact through a globally recognised standard. It's the hope that the BREEAM assessment will help building owners and designers to improve their carbon footprint and make better use of their resources.
BREEAM aims to show that by building with the local area in mind, though capital costs may increase, you should save on operational costs in the long-term. This limits investor costs and makes the building more attractive when it comes to selling.
How To Achieve BREEAM Excellence
To achieve an Excellent score in the UK you'll need to score 70% or above where an Outstanding rating is for 85% and up. To just pass the assessment the building will need to score 30% or above with anything lower marked as Unclassified.
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%)
The maximum score a building can achieve in the UK is 100% from a BREEAM assessment. It used to be that 'Good' was the maximum level that could be achieved, however in 2008 a new 'Outstanding' category was added. The percentage required for each level remained the same despite this.
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances, BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort,
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