Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

Measurement and review of the sustainable credentials of all our projects is vital with the net zero carbon journey and allows us to set ongoing improvement standards to holistically review sustainable standards and strive beyond typical and best practice.

BREEAM is the most comprehensive and widely recognised measure of a building’s environmental performance. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design.

The BREEAM assessment methodology considers a wide range of environmental aspects to provide an assessment rating indicating the overall sustainability of a development in design, construction, and in-use.

Our approach is an enhanced consultancy service, providing additional levels of support and advice to the assessment process, helping the team understand and implement BREEAM requirements at an early stage in the project.

Our in-house BREEAM Assessors hold the BREEAM ‘Accredited Professional’ qualification, allowing recognition and reward for early engagement with the Client and Design Team.

We use BREEAM to drive the design process from the outset, rather than a checklist, ensuring that the key features and requirements are inherent in the design philosophy, avoiding costly additions and unnecessary bolt-on’s later in the design process.

For your project, we work in close collaboration with our Design team on dedicated BREEAM workshops. We input throughout the design and construction life cycle to guide on achieving target rating.

We have carried this approach out on a number of developments and achieved high rating certification including the Centre for Carbon Innovation in Edinburgh which was the first refurbished building in the world to achieve an “Outstanding” award under BREEAM.


  • • BREEAM Pre-Assessments
  • • BREEAMAP – Design Stage
  • • BREEAM Assessor Services: New Construction, Refurbishment & Fit Out, In-Use, International, Bespoke, Ecohomes, Code for Sustainable Homes & Home Quality Mark
  • • BREEAM Optimisation Reports


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