BREEAM Pre-Approvals Process (GN45)

Assessments carried out in accordance with BREEAM schemes rely on evidence to demonstrate compliance with the relevant requirements. This evidence usually relates only to a specific development (e.g. building, extension, refurbishment, etc). However, some clients use a standard design and specification across multiple builds. In response to this, BRE Global set out to develop a … Continue reading “BREEAM Pre-Approvals Process (GN45)”

Webinar – Updating Ecology in BREEAM: Past, Present and Implementing the SEF

This webinar, recorded in 2018, summarises the background to the development of the Strategic Ecology Framework. It provides an overview of the updated ecology assessment criteria developed as a result of the SEF work and which now form a part of the BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme. The webinar also reviews the practical application … Continue reading “Webinar – Updating Ecology in BREEAM: Past, Present and Implementing the SEF”

Webinar – An Overview of BREEAMs new Change in Ecological Value Methodology

This BRE Academy webinar (recorded in 2018) will take you through the new BREEAM methodology for calculating change in ecological value, exploring the background to its development, how it works, its practical application and explore its feasibility and possible approaches in different situations. It will also summarise the BREEAM family of schemes it applies to … Continue reading “Webinar – An Overview of BREEAMs new Change in Ecological Value Methodology”

Strategic Ecology Framework – Consultation (archived)

The Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) provides a wider understanding of the objectives of BREEAM and sets out a common basis on which appropriate ecology related assessment criteria is developed as part of new schemes and existing scheme updates in the UK. Use the link to navigate to the SEF consultation page. Please note, the consultation period … Continue reading “Strategic Ecology Framework – Consultation (archived)”

Greening the Built Environment – Briefing Paper

The Benefits of Selecting Ecological Options This briefing paper has been primarily written to support clients, developers and project teams making design and specification decisions for building or infrastructure developments as well as landlords, facilities management teams and asset managers making maintenance, refurbishment or retrofitting decisions relating to existing buildings and their surroundings. It highlights … Continue reading “Greening the Built Environment – Briefing Paper”

BREEAM Bespoke application form

Refer to Guidance Note 23 for details about the BREEAM Bespoke process. The first step in the Bespoke process is the completion of the application form (downloadable opposite). The form should be completed and returned to breeam@bregroup.com with an up-to-date set of project plans if possible.

Responsible Sourcing in BREEAM

Responsible sourcing considers a wide range of sustainability issues across entire supply chains, and by doing so encompasses various elements of resource stewardship, corporate responsibility and sustainable procurement practice. Since the mid-1990s BRE has supported responsible sourcing by awarding credits within its building assessment schemes. Visit our dedicated page on responsible sourcing in BREEAM to … Continue reading “Responsible Sourcing in BREEAM”

Ecology in BREEAM

Following the implementation of the Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF) into HQM ONE and BREEAM UK Non-Domestic New Construction 2018 we received feedback from a range of sources about SEF content and its application. As a result we created a web page dedicated to ecology, with the aim of supporting assessors, advisory professionals, ecologists, project team … Continue reading “Ecology in BREEAM”

Standard Chinese Language version of the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 Technical Manual, issue 2.0

This is a Standard Chinese language  edition (2.0.0) of BRE Global’s Scheme Document SD233: BREEAM International New Construction, 2016 issue 2.0; and has been created for guidance purposes only. Please be aware that any application for certification is considered by BRE Global Limited on the basis of the approved English language Scheme Document. BRE Global Limited accepts no responsibility … Continue reading “Standard Chinese Language version of the BREEAM International New Construction 2016 Technical Manual, issue 2.0”

Ecology in BREEAM, CEEQUAL and HQM – Updating and Expanding the Approach

Bulletin of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) – December 2018 This joint article by CIEEM and BRE provides a summary of the development of BREEAM’s Strategic Ecology Framework (SEF). Published in 2016, the SEF sets out the strategy for assessing ecology in the BREEAM family of schemes and it is now in … Continue reading “Ecology in BREEAM, CEEQUAL and HQM – Updating and Expanding the Approach”