BREEAM new construction BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method and rating system for new and existing buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the benchmark used to describe a building’s environmental performance. Our team is vastly experienced in completing BREEAM assessments for new construction projects and has worked on a range of complex multi-purpose and bespoke schemes. Why do you need a BREEAM assessment? A BREEAM assessment may be a required for a planning condition of your local authority or a voluntary assessment. A number of government departments and public bodies also encourage or require a use of BREEAM. BREEAM assessment is highly regarded by the UK’s construction and property sectors as the measure of best practice in environmental design and management. It can therefore be used to promote the environmental credentials of a property to potential purchasers and tenants. How can we help? For planning applications, the quality and detail of the BREEAM statement can play a significant part in ensuring your development receives approval and this is where we can help. We pride ourselves on building relationships, which is why we assign a dedicated assessor to each project so they have a full and complete understanding of your development to minimise any potential complications from the outset. They will review any plans, diagrams and specifications, and work with you in order to establish the most feasible and cost-effective routes to achieve your required BREEAM rating. Your specialist assessor can also liaise with the appropriate planning authorities on your behalf. There are three stages which will then follow: Pre assessment estimator: To work on how to achieve the required rating Design stage assessment: This is where they will collate design evidence from you and provide a design stage certificate, preferably before the building is complete Final post construction assessment. This is based on as built evidence being collected and a site inspection. A certificate will then be handed over with the rating of the building based on full evidence being provided Our professional and experienced team is continually working with various local authorities, completing BREEAM assessments in line with their requirements, so even after planning has been approved, we can keep you up to date with their new targets. Do you want to discuss a BREEAM requirement? Please call us on 020 3286 2016 or email [email protected] and one of our assessors will get back to you within the same working day.