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Peterborough - BREEAM - 01733 600 149
BREEAM is sometimes referred to as BREEAM Assessment Ratings, BREEAM Rating, BREEAM Assessments, BREEAM Reports, BREEAM Assessors.
How Is BREEAM Assessed?
Covering a range of environmental issues in Peterborough, 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.
What Is A BREEAM Rating?
The maximum score a building can achieve in Peterborough 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.
The BREEAM ratings for new, non-domestic buildings in Peterborough 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%.
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 Peterborough.
What Are The Benefits of BREEAM?
A BREEAM certification is a way of validating how good a building in Peterborough 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.
How To Achieve BREEAM Excellence
To achieve an Excellent score in Peterborough 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.
Book Your BREEAM Assessment
For further information or to book your BREEAM assessment in Peterborough, call one of your BREEAM assessors on 01733 600 149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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