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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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?
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.
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%)
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.
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation, BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort, BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances,
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