Environmental Noise Levels
The max exposure time at 85 dBA is 8 hours, at 110 dBA it's just 1 min 29 seconds. If exposed, limit the time and wear hearing protection...more
BREEAM Assessments Throughout 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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.
What Are The Benefits of BREEAM?
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.
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.
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.
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort, BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances, BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation,
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