BREEAM

BREEAM

BREEAM is a sustainability assessment method that considers the entire life cycle of a building.  By using third party verification, a building’s environmental, social, and economic performance are measured and held to a high standard of sustainability. BREEAM have 5 different sub-rating systems for project types: communities, infrastructure, new construction, in-use, and refurbishment and fit out. Certifications from BREEAM are valid for either 1 or 3 years. 

Sub-rating systems:

  • Communities- Master Planning
  • Infrastructure- Civil Engineering and Public Realm
  • New Construction (homes and commercial)
  • In-use Commercial Buildings
  • Refurbishment and Fit-Out (homes and commercial)

Certification Focus Areas

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse Gas
Emissions

existing buildings

Existing
Buildings

energy efficiency

Energy
Efficiency

solar renewable energy

Solar Renewable
Energy

interior quality

Interior
Quality

sustainable materials

Sustainable
Materials

lifecycle and facility management

Lifecycle & Facility
Management

digitizing

Digitizing

energy management systems

Energy Management
Systems

monitoring performance

Monitoring
Performance

Process And Cost Information:

Project teams will work closely with a BREEAM licensed assessor through the whole process. First, the BREEAM standard is chosen based on project type. The BREEAM assessor will help register the project. Once registered, collect all relevant information and documentation. The assessor will review this and then send to the certification body for a final decision. 

The costs for a BREEAM Certification includes a registration fee as well as the cost of working with a licensed BREEAM assessor.