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Bristol - BREEAM - 0117 212 0189
The office that covers this area is: Cardiff
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 Bristol.
Book Your BREEAM Assessment
For further information or to book your BREEAM assessment in Bristol, call one of your BREEAM assessors on 0117 212 0189 or email email@example.com.
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 Bristol 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 new, non-domestic buildings in Bristol 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 Are The Benefits of BREEAM?
A BREEAM certification is a way of validating how good a building in Bristol 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.
How Is BREEAM Assessed?
BREEAM's aim is to educate building designers, owners and occupiers throughout Bristol 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.
How To Achieve BREEAM Excellence
To achieve an Excellent score in Bristol 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.
Our other services include:
Sustainability Statements, Asbestos Surveys, Part E / BB93, Display Energy Certificates, Commercial EPCs, Thermal, Commercial Air Testing, DSM / Thermal Modelling, Workplace Noise, Environmental Noise, Room Integrity Testing, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Acoustic Testing, Fire Risk Assessment,
BREEAM can also be known as:
BREEAM HEA01 Daylight Calculation, BREEAM HEA05 Acoustic Performances, BREEAM Credit Report, BREEAM HEA01 Visual Comfort, BREEAM HEA03 Thermal Comfort, BREEAM Assessment, BREEAM HEA04 Thermal Comfort,
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