For all newly constructed buildings and extensions of all types
BREEAM New Construction assesses the design, construction, intended use and future-proofing of developments, including the local, natural or manmade environment surrounding the building. It uses a common framework that is adaptable, depending upon the building’s type and location.
All newly constructed public, private, residential and commercial buildings, including building extensions. For developments that do not fall within the scope of different build types and listed within the standard, we recommend you take a look at our Bespoke Process. This allows the criteria to be adapted to the clients development needs. For any new infrastructure projects, please scroll down to learn about our new (Pilot) BREEAM Infrastructure Standard.
BREEAM New Construction benefits property investors, owners and occupiers by:
The assessment criteria and process focuses on the design of the building from concept stage right through to a fully constructed building. It requires evidence to support the design and construction decisions, agreed during the development of the project, and ensures they have been fully implemented.
The standard is locally adaptable for all countries except for countries where we are affiliated with our international partners. Please view our Technical Standards Tool to find out which new construction standard is applicable within your country.
Other country specific, new construction standards include:
Whatever your new construction development type, you can secure BREEAM certification by registering your project against one of our Standards mentioned above. For developments with slightly different requirements, why not check our BREEAM Bespoke process. Learn more about our BREEAM Bespoke process here.
BREEAM International New Construction is currently in use in over 69 countries.