BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)
BREEAM is a standard assessment procedure establishing best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation. BREEAM encourages, developers, architects and designers to consider low carbon and low impact design, minimising building energy demand before considering energy efficient plant and low carbon technologies.
A BREEAM assessment measures performance against established benchmarks to evaluate a buildings specification, design, construction and use. A broad range of categories are measured from energy to ecology and include related aspects, water use, internal environment, pollution, transport, materials, waste and building management.
Should BREEAM Certification be considered as part of a marketing strategy or is a requirement of a client core values or a planning condition, BREEAM compliance requirements should be central to initial design considerations.
DWA Surveyors Ltd provides a comprehensive BREEAM service including both BREEAM Assessments and BREEAM Accredited Professional consultancy.