Building with BREEAM.(Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology)
What is BREEAM?
Few people really understand what BREEAM means and the difference it can make to a new building. BREEAM sets out the standard for best practice in sustainable building, (design, construction and operation), measuring and rating a building’s environmental performance against this standard.
Why do I need to know about it?
More often than not commercial and public sector projects will need BREEAM certification as a planning condition. We have also seen an increase in domestic developments requiring BREEAM certification. Finding out whether you need certification is vital in order to fulfil your BREEAM planning conditions in a cost effective way.
So you need an assessment, what will it measure?
BREEAM assessments consist of 10 categories covering aspects from initial design to building performance on completion. In each category there are opportunities to gain credits which go towards certification and the final rating of the building.
Engage in the BREEAM process at project conception to ensure you maximise every opportunity to gain credits and make informed cost effective choices.
So you need an assessor! What will a MacConvilles BREEAM assessor do for me?
Choosing a MacConvilles BREEAM assessor will guarantee that BREEAM compliance will be prioritised from project conception to completion. Your assessor will enable you to make informed choices, avoid unexpected costs and last minute delays.
So whether you are seeking compliance with regulations or aspire to the highest standards of sustainability, MacConvilles will provide the solution. Let us assess your situation and show you the most cost efficient way to achieve a BREEAM rating.
Get in touch with MacConvilles now. Contact Ben Coombs at email@example.com or call 01273 692611
Associate Quantity Surveyor
Lead Associate Surveyor for our Sustainable Development Team.
Ben Coombs works throughout the South-East and London as a Quantity Surveyor and BREEAM Assessor/Advisor.
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