BREEAM

BREEAM

The internationally recognised environmental standard for new builds.

BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.

Building regulations are adequate nationwide, but for more sensitive areas or clients wishing to prove their environmental credentials, BREEAM offers an internationally recognised standard.

BREEAM provides clients, developers, designers and others with

  • market recognition for low environmental impact buildings

  • assurance that best environmental practice is incorporated into a building

  • inspiration to find innovative solutions that minimise the environmental impact

  • a benchmark that is higher than regulation

  • a tool to help reduce running costs, improve working and living environments

  • a standard that demonstrates progress towards corporate and organisational environmental objectives

BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and enables developers and designers to prove the environmental credentials of their buildings to planners and clients. It:

  • uses a straightforward scoring system that is transparent, easy to understand and supported by evidence-based research

  • has a positive influence on the design, construction and management of buildings

  • sets and maintains a robust technical standard with rigorous quality assurance and certification

Many local authorities are now specifying that new buildings attain a certain BREEAM rating. The broad scope of environmental factors that are provided in a formalised manor can greatly aid sensitive areas environmental strategies.

BREEAM provides a quantifiable and formalised approach to a huge range of environmental issues that without the scheme may not have been considered or standards may not have been met.

A wide range of categories, issues, methods and procedures are taken into account which fall under the following broader categories:

  • Energy

  • Water

  • Materials and Waste

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Pollution

  • Transport

  • Land use and Ecology

  • Management

footPRINT is proud to offer the exceptional BREEAM standard for:

  • Offices

  • Industrial

  • Retail

  • Bespoke

We understand that each project will vary greatly and that each client will have different focus and objectives, so our approach to the assessment will be tailor made to each. In general we have to main approaches to a BREEAM assessment:

  • Basic Assessment - Providing an assessment of the buildings performance in all areas of BREEAM

  • Guided Assessment – Full involvement in planning meetings, design and development ensuring optimum BREEAM rating

footPRINT with it wide range of qualifications can offer the mandatory Part L compliance (IsBEM) for your commercial building whilst providing the BREEAM assessment.

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