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An introduction to BREEAM

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The world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for the sustainable built environment.

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The BREEAM suite of schemes enables consistent and comparable assessment

The BREEAM suite of schemes enables consistent and comparable assessment and verification across the entire built environment life cycle. It comprises six technical standards which apply to the different stages of a building or project’s life cycle.

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BREEAM In-use

The BREEAM In-use standards provide a framework to enable property investors, owners, managers and occupiers to assess how sustainable their assets are and drive sustainable improvements. This creates opportunities for benchmarking, assurance and validation of operational asset data.

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BREEAM Refurbishment and fit-out

The BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out standards provide a framework to deliver refurb projects to a high performing and sustainable standard.

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BREEAM Communities

The BREEAM Communities standard provides a framework to support planners, local authorities, developers and investors to integrate and assess sustainable design in the masterplanning of new communities and regeneration projects.

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BREEAM New construction

The BREEAM New construction standards provide a framework to deliver high performing and sustainable newly built assets. This standard support’s the asset’s commercial success while creating positive environmental and social impact.

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Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is the badge of a better home. It enables house builders to showcase the quality of their homes, and to distinguish them from other houses on the market, by providing impartial information from independent experts.

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BREEAM Infrastructure

BREEAM Infrastructure

BREEAM Infrastructure (formerly CEEQUAL) is the world’s first sustainability rating scheme to improve design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets.

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BREEAM training from BRE Academy

BREEAM training from BRE Academy

BRE Academy provides training in all of the BREEAM technical standards. Whether you’re looking for introductory learning or an advanced qualification, we have the training solution for you. Our BREEAM training courses teach you to use the world’s leading green building tool to achieve sustainability success.

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BREEAM Case studies

BREEAM Case studies

Browse the latest projects which have successfully used BREEAM technical standards to boost their sustainability credentials and achieve BREEAM certification.

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Energy Conservation Office
Education

UC Davis Energy Conservation Office has own win with BREEAM Excellent

10 Fenchurch Avenue
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10 Fenchurch Avenue in London achieves BREEAM rating of Excellent

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CBRE Investment Management uses BREEAM as a method to measure success. It provides consistency and comparability in our environmental assessments We implement it across funds and portfolios in many locations, and utilise the assessment outcomes to continuously drive improvement.
– Robbie Epsom, EMEA Head of ESG, CBRE Investment Management(SFL)