BRE developed BREEAM, a tool to inbuilt sustainability into the buildings.
BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance to evaluate a buildings specification, design construction and use across:
Credits are awarded in the sections listed above and added together to give a final rating. The table below shows the percentage scores required for each BREEAM rating.
Final % Score
The BREEAM assessment consists of two stages- Design and Post Construction, with an optional Post Occupancy stage.
Your assessor will gather evidence from your team at each stage and compile this into a report to send to BRE, who will provide the final certification.
Those who own, commission, deliver, manage or use buildings, infrastructure or communities to achieve their sustainability aspirations
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By providing independent certification that demonstrates the wider benefits to individuals, business, society and the environment
3 different versions of BREEAM can be applied internationally :
Schemes cater for specific project types:
Some public schemes are subject to minimum BREEAM standards, for example:
A number of government departments and other public bodies either encourage or require the use of BREEAM.
As of 1st July 2008, all health authorities (Department of Health, NHS Wales, Scottish Government Health Directives and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety of Northern Ireland) require that new healthcare buildings seeking Outline of Business Case (OBC) approval commit to achieving an Excellent rating and all refurbishments commit to achieving Very Good.
There is also a BREEAM requirement set for schools depending on whether they are refurbishments or new builds and the value of the build.
For example secondary schools procured through the now defunct Building Schools for the Future capital programme were required to achieve a ‘Very Good’ rating. We expect the latest Priority Schools Programme to require a similar standard.
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