BREEAM is the Worldâ€™s leading environmental rating and sustainability assessment tool for buildings, master planning and infrastructure. BREEAM focuses on sustainable value and efficiency throughout a number of lifecycle stages, including new construction, refurbishment and in-use.
Developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), BREEAM is an internationally-recognised environmental assessment method for buildings with over 500,000 certificates issued across 77 countries. BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a buildingâ€™s environmental performance.
BREEAM has become the preferred environmental assessment method to be included in the Local Development Frameworks of Local Authorities throughout the UK.Â BREEAM assessments are now an essential part of the environmental Core Planning Policies for the development of Non-domestic new construction and major refurbishment for the majority of Local Authorities nationwide.
BREEAMÂ is used to assess the environment performance of any type of building (new and existing). Most types of buildings can be assessed under the new version BREEAM 2011.
Full BREEAM Assessments
The Syntegra Group’sÂ BRE-accredited BREEAM assessors can undertake full BREEAM assessments for the followingÂ types of buildings:
- Law Courts
- Multi-Residential institutions (Halls of residence, Military Barracks, etc)
- Domestic refurbishment
- Other Buildings:
- Place of worship
- Art Gallery
- Theatre/Exhibition Hall/ Concert Hall
- Bespoke/Other buildings
In addition, to a full BREEAM assessment, The Syntegra Group can produce the specialist items required to meet some of the BREEAM requirements. The specialist items are:
- Low Zero Carbon feasibility study.
- Flood Risk Assessment report.
- Ecology Report.
- Daylight Calculations.
- Hydrologist Report (Surface Water Run-off calculations).
- Building User guide.
- Site Waste Management Plan template & consultancy.
- Indoor Air Quality Plan
- Thermographic surveys
The Syntegra Group undertakes BREEAM Pre-Assessments together with Energy Statements/Energy Strategy Reports to meet Environmental local planning conditions for planning applications of non domestic developments.
For more information as to how we can assist on your project pleaseÂ contact us.
Â BREEAM 2014 Guide PDF/Link – Download