Your guide to a sustainable environment

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Through asset performance management, assurance, and validation BREEAM provides meaningful insights to enable smart decisions about the future of your assets.

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Your guide to a sustainable environment

Unlock the full potential of sustainable buildings with BREEAM 

BREEAM, developed by BRE – a profit-for-purpose organisation with over a century of building science expertise – is the leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment. Our robust framework ensures environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout the entire building lifecycle. 

With over 995,000 BREEAM certified buildings in 75 countries and more than 2.9 million registered buildings in over 100 countries, BREEAM’s holistic approach to sustainability helps achieve ESG, health, and net zero goals worldwide. 

BREEAM certification rewards sustainability performance beyond regulations. Our assessments cover an asset's environmental, social, and economic performance against established benchmarks, evaluating a building’s specification, design, construction, and use. 

Comprehensive standards for every stage 

Since 1990, BREEAM’s third-party certified standards have enhanced asset performance at every stage: 

  • BREEAM New Construction: optimise design and construction for sustainability

  • BREEAM In-Use: improve operational performance
  • BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-Out: upgrade and retrofit buildings sustainably 

Holistic approach to sustainability 

BREEAM focuses on key areas such as: 

  • Reducing carbon emissions 
  • Promoting low-impact design 
  • Adapting to climate change 
  • Protecting ecological value and biodiversity 

Building confidence and value 

BREEAM certification demonstrates the wider benefits of sustainability to individuals, businesses, society, and the environment. It helps maximise returns through higher market value, risk management, and attracting tenants to desirable places to live, work, and thrive. 

BREEAM standards are the solution for real estate funds, asset owners, developers, and occupiers seeking an independent mark to validate their ESG achievements. Our standards guide the pathway towards decarbonisation, net zero, EU taxonomy compliance, and future asset resilience. 

Building confidence and value


Join the global movement towards a sustainable future. Choose BREEAM for your next project and demonstrate your commitment to excellence in sustainability. Complete the below form for further information tailored to your needs or contact us to speak with one of our BREEAM experts.

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