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