What Is BREEAM?
BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method. There have been in excess of £2.25 million buildings registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.
Who Needs BREEAM?
If you have a project that is involved in the Healthcare or educational sectors then you will require to be BREEAM accredited (BREEAM Certification) usually to a “Very Good” or “Excellent” standard.
Many councils are also now requiring most commercial projects to be BREEAM accredited.
Click here http://www.breeam.com/technical-standards to determine which BREEAM Technical Standard applies to your development type
How BREEAM Works
Every area of the development project is assessed by BREEAM – from design to completion. BREEAM measures sustainable value in a series of categories and the most influential factors in each category are addressed.
At each stage the development project is assessed with every category sub-divided into a range of issues, which promotes the use of new benchmarks, aims and targets. When a target is reached credits are awarded.
Once the development has been fully assessed, depending upon the total number of credits awarded, a final performance rating is achieved.
How WPS Can Help
As a specialist compliance consultancy our practiced consultants can work with you and help you identify and obtain the necessary credits to comply with your requirements. Specific accreditation sections which we can assist with are BREEAM Wst01, BREEAM Mat 03, BREEAM Mat 03. BREEAM Mat 06 and BREEAM Tra05. The following summarises many of the areas in which we can assist.