The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assesment Method (BREEAM) is an internationally recognized method of environmental certification. This method aims to extend the studies of construction projects to the aspects of sustainability, comfort and reduction of the impact on the environment.
The method studies nine different categories: management, comfort and well-being, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, pollution. It allows to assign to a building project, a masterplan or an existing building, a score that reflects its performance in relation to these themes.
Besides the approvals required for the certification of Master Plan (BREEAM Communities) and new buildings (BREEAM International New Construction), Neo-Ides now holds the certification to certify existing buildings (BREEAM In Use).
The latter method has three components to study the performance of the existing asset and how it is managed and occupied. This certification and the level of performance attached to it make it possible to manage, for example, a portfolio of buildings under the prism of these themes and to make informed choices about future investments.
Further information on the BREEAM in use can be found here:
BREEAM-In-Use-Brochure – Sept 2016