There are a number of elements that determine the overall performance of a new construction project assessed using BREEAM, these are as follows:
How these elements combine to produce a BREEAM rating for a newbuilding is summarised on the following pages. This is followed by a description and example describing the methodology for calculating a rating.
The BREEAM rating benchmarks for projects assessed using BREEAM International New Construction 2016 are as follows:
|BREEAM Rating||% score|
|Very good||≥ 55|
The BREEAM rating benchmarks enable a client and all other stakeholders to compare the performance of a building with other BREEAM rated buildings of the same type.buildings in the UK
In this respect each BREEAM rating broadly represents performance equivalent to:
An unclassified BREEAM rating represents performance that is non-compliant with BREEAM, in terms of failing to meet either the BREEAM minimum standards of performance for key environmental issues or the overall threshold score required to achieve at least a Pass rating.
BREEAM International New Construction 2016
Reference: SD_TBD – Issue: 0.0 (draft)
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