The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is a sustainability rating scheme which helps clients measure and reduce the environmental impacts of their buildings. The BRE operate a number of schemes each designed to assess the environmental performance of different types of buildings at various stages in the life cycle. All of the schemes encourage developers to go beyond the minimum requirements of the Building Regulations.
The New Construction 2014 (NC14) scheme assesses new, non-domestic buildings which quantifies environmental performance by a number of individual measures and associated criteria stretching across a range of environmental issues: Management; Health and Wellbeing; Energy; Transport; Water; Materials; Waste; Land use and Ecology; Pollution; and Innovation.
The Home Quality Mark (HQM) assesses the performance of residential dwellings against a wide range of financial, wellbeing, environmental and social issues giving an overview of whole home performance and its impact on the future occupier in a way that other standards are unable to do.
We are licensed BREEAM assessors and able to complete NC14 and HQM assessments. We can advise clients on the most cost-effective strategy to achieve a desired rating for either scheme.