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BREEAM is sometimes referred to as BREEAM Assessments, BREEAM Rating, BREEAM Reports, BREEAM Assessment Ratings, BREEAM Assessors.

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?

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 Is A BREEAM Rating?

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%)

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.

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%

Book Your BREEAM Assessment

Call one of your BREEAM assessors in the UK on 0800 043 8100 or email breeam@e2consultants.co.uk for further information or to book your BREEAM assessment.

What Are The Benefits of BREEAM?

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.

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.

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