BREEAM Buildings can be used to assess the environmental performance of any type of building (new and existing). Standard versions exist for common building types and less common building types can be assessed against tailored criteria under the Bespoke BREEAM version. Buildings outside the UK can also be assessed using BREEAM International.
The BREEAM assessment process was created in 1990 with the first two versions covering offices and homes. Versions are updated regularly in line with UK Building Regulations and different building versions have been created since its launch to assess various building types. These versions essentially look at the same broad range of environmental impacts: management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, material and waste, land use and ecology and pollution.
Credits are awarded in each of the above areas according to performance. A set of environmental weightings then enables the credits to be added together to produce a single overall score. The building is then rated on a scale of:
PASS, GOOD, VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT or OUTSTANDING and a certificate is awarded to the development.
We have assessed how our products can help a building design achieve BREEAM credits and hence a higher overall BREEAM rating. To achieve an OUSTANDING rating for example, a building design will need to obtain 2 credits under the WAT 1 category. You will find further details, which can also be used to justify your choice of products under:
Helpful link to BREEAM:
The BREEAM Pre-Assessment estimators outline the requirements to achieve BREEAM credits. To download the estimators you will need to register on: www.breeam.org/