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BREEAM Infrastructure, the sustainability assessment framework adapting civil engineering projects for climate resilience and unlocking green finance.

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Clients choose BREEAM Infrastructure (formerly CEEQUAL) because it drives sustainability and performance across all types of civil engineering projects. It provides validation against an internationally recognised benchmark, ensuring the highest standards of infrastructure sustainability. This credibility is essential for attracting green finance and reassuring investors of the project's long-term viability.

BREEAM Infrastructure's rigorous, evidence-based assessment criteria and external verification deliver reliable results. Available to all project parties, including clients, designers, consultants, and contractors, this collaborative and robust approach supports infrastructure resilience and engineering excellence, making it an indispensable tool for those committed to infrastructure sustainability and climate resilience.

With over 15 years of operational experience, BREEAM Infrastructure has become the preferred sustainability assessment tool for industry professionals. Its application spans all types of civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping, and public realm projects. This breadth showcases numerous infrastructure examples, emphasising its versatility and effectiveness.

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Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force in 2016. The 17 SDGs aim to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. To achieve the SDGs, all aspects of society need to play their part. The construction and property sector has an essential role in delivering the SDGs and their associated targets. As part of the family of BREEAM standards, BREEAM Infrastructure enables significant contributions towards meeting the SDGs, promoting climate resilience and sustainable infrastructure development. By investing in projects that adhere to BREEAM Infrastructure, you can demonstrate your commitment to the SDGs and attract environmentally conscious stakeholders.

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Setting the standard for infrastructure resilience

BREEAM Infrastructure adopts best practices to drive improvements on projects, ensuring infrastructure sustainability and resilience. This may be achieved through whole-life costing, waste minimization, resource efficiency, or climate change adaptation measures. By identifying opportunities and acting on them, BREEAM Infrastructure helps you mitigate risks associated with climate change and future-proof your investments. Investing in projects that prioritize infrastructure resilience testing and adaptation to the environment can lead to long-term financial stability and growth.

Enhancing your reputation in infrastructure engineering

Use BREEAM Infrastructure to demonstrate and celebrate your commitment to sustainability and achieve recognition from clients, stakeholders, media, and industry. BREEAM Infrastructure is an excellent way to deliver on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, which build reputation and increase your competitive advantage. By focusing on infrastructure resilience and engineering excellence, you can strengthen your standing in the sector and attract investors who prioritize sustainable and responsible investments. Aligning your portfolio with BREEAM Infrastructure projects showcases your dedication to addressing climate change and contributing to a more resilient future.

Having BREEAM Infrastructure Assessors within your company can further enhance your organization's expertise and credibility in sustainable infrastructure development. Encourage your team to train as BREEAM Infrastructure Assessors today and contribute to the growing demand for sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects worldwide.

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Achieving cost savings through infrastructure sustainability

BREEAM Infrastructure promotes sustainable practices from the early stages of a project's life, influencing decision-making and encouraging efficiency and value engineering. Major cost savings can be achieved through design changes, reduced resource consumption and waste, and alternative material choices. BREEAM Infrastructure projects have reported savings ranging from £30,000 to £5 million, highlighting the financial benefits of infrastructure sustainability. By investing in projects that prioritize sustainability, you can capitalize on these cost savings and improve your bottom line while contributing to a greener future.

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BREEAM Infrastructure: aligning your investments with global sustainability goals

As an investor in the infrastructure sector, you understand the importance of sustainability and resilience in driving long-term value and mitigating risk. BREEAM Infrastructure provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and certifying the sustainability performance of infrastructure projects, ensuring that your investments align with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices. 

By investing in BREEAM Infrastructure, you can: 

  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable development and attract environmentally conscious stakeholders 
  • Enhance the resilience and adaptability of your infrastructure assets in the face of climate change 
  • Improve the reputation and competitiveness of your investment portfolio
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiencies 

Our team of BREEAM Infrastructure experts is available to provide you with further information and support. Complete the form below to request an introductory guide to BREEAM Infrastructure for investors and arrange a personalised consultation. 


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