BREEAM Assessments Throughout the UK
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 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%
What Is A BREEAM Rating?
The BREEAM ratings for new, non-domestic buildings in the UK are as follows: Pass (standard good practice) for the top 75%, Good (intermediate good practice) for the top 50%. Very Good (advanced good practice) for top 25%. Excellent (best practice) for top 10% and Outstanding innovator) for the 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.
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.
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.
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.
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances, BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort,
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