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Scoring and Rating

There are a number of elements that determine the overall performance of a domestic refurbishment project assessed using BREEAM. These are as follows:

BREEAM Category Scoring and weighting

Figure 1: BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment scoring methodology

BREEAM Rating benchmarks

The BREEAM rating benchmarks for domestic refurbishment projects assessed using the 2012 version of BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment are as follows:

Table - 5: BREEAM Rating benchmarks

BREEAM Rating

% score

OUTSTANDING

85

EXCELLENT

70

VERY GOOD

55

GOOD

45

PASS

30

UNCLASSIFIED

< 30

The BREEAM rating benchmark levels enable a client or other stakeholder to compare an individual building’s performance with other BREEAM rated buildings and the typical sustainability performance of refurbished domestic buildings in the UK.

In this respect each BREEAM rating level broadly represents performance equivalent to:

An unclassified BREEAM rating of less than 30 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 for formal BREEAM certification.

Minimum standards

Minimum standards (conservation areas)

Environmental section weightings

BREEAM assessment issues and credits

Calculating a building's BREEAM rating


BREEAM Refurbishment – Domestic Buildings
Reference: SD5072 – Issue: 3.2
Date: 29/02/2016
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