What are the breeam categories?

What are the breeam categories?

BREEAM Communities consists of forty individual assessment issues spanning five core technical categories, governance; land use and ecology; resources and energy; social and economic wellbeing; and transport and movement; plus a sixth category called ‘Innovation’ (described below).

How do you get breeam outstanding?

A building can only achieve BREEAM Outstanding if it achieves a score of 85% or above. This takes into account the energy efficiency, how sustainably it was built and how well it will respond to user needs.

What is breeam excellent?

In this respect each BREEAM rating broadly represents performance equivalent to: Outstanding: Less than top 1% of buildings (innovator) Excellent: Top 10% of buildings (best practice) Very Good: Top 25% of buildings (advanced good practice)

What is breeam 2014?

The BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 scheme can be used to assess the environmental life cycle impacts of new non-domestic buildings at the design and construction stages. This BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 scheme version is applicable to new non-domestic buildings in the United Kingdom only.

What does BREEAM cover?

BREEAM is an assessment undertaken by independent licensed assessors using scientifically-based sustainability metrics and indices which cover a range of environmental issues. Its categories evaluate energy and water use, health and wellbeing, pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.

How was BREEAM 2011 for new construction made possible?

BREEAM 2011 for New Construction has been made possible through the continued efforts of many dedicated BRE Group staff members, the BRE Global Limited Governing Board, BREEAM Assessors and those who have responded to our consultation calls and meetings or provided feedback in other ways.

What are the environmental measures in BREEAM 2011?

BREEAM 2011 incorporates the majority of environmental performance measures proposed for evaluation in CEN/ATC 350 standards, together with a significant number of the social performance and some economic measures.

What do you need to know about BREEAM ratings?

Table 1 BREEAM rating benchmarks 18 Table 2 Minimum BREEAM standards by rating level 19 Table 3 BREEAM Environmental section weightings 21 Table 4 Example BREEAM score and rating calculation 23 Table 5 minimum standards for a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating 24 Table 6 Reflectance for maximum room depths and window head heights.

Is the BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment manual made public?

This Scheme Document is the property of BRE Global Ltd and is made publicly available for information purposes only. Its use for testing, assessment, certification or approval must be in accordance with BRE Global Ltd internal procedures and requires interpretation by BRE Global Ltd and BRE experts.

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