Congratulations to Mike Scott
BREEAM Associate Online Examination completed the course
BREEAM is the acronym used to describe an environmental assessment method for new construction and refurbishment works. The Building Research Establishment (“BRE”) administers the scheme that has provided a rating system for projects in the UK and worldwide since 1990.
The objectives of BREEAM are to set the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and the rating is a measure of a building’s environmental performance recognised and endorsed by central government, professional institutions and national client bodies.
A BREEAM assessment establishes benchmarks applicable to one of five chosen ratings and evaluates a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste and management processes. Each category has a defined series of benchmarks that are higher than background national regulation and are sustained during the construction works by a comprehensive and robust set of technical standards with rigorous quality assurance and certification.
The BREEAM Associate qualification provides construction project professionals with the practice skills and knowledge to advice Clients and other Stakeholders who are contemplating the adoption of BREEAM at project inception.