What is BREEAM? This may be a term that you have never encountered before. BREEAM is an effective environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. BREEAM assessments are globally appreciated as a method of assessment and ranking, having certified 250,000 buildings to date and with more than a million further projects registered to be assessed and rated.
The BREEAM environmental assessment was introduced in 1990 and it has evolved since then to become recognised as the most reliable, accurate and practical measure of a building’s environmental credentials.
What Do BREEAM Assessments Involve?
The BREEAM assessment covers the viability of a building's design, construction and operation and ensures compliance with recognised standards and regulations. The BREEAM Hea02 environmental assessments process considers a broad range of relevant factors and credits can be gained for aspects such as energy efficiency, water quality, health and safety, waste allocation, pollution, transport etc. Conducting BREEAM assessments can significantly aid businesses in identifying areas that they can improve on which can allow for more profit, control effects on the environment and manage potential risks.