BREEAM is an international scheme providing third party assessment and certification of sustainability performance of individual buildings, communities and infrastructure. BREEAM accreditation was launched in the 1990s by BRE, the Building Research Establishment.

BREEAM assessment can take place at several stages of the built environment life cycle, from design and construction, to operation and refurbishment. The assessment is carried out by a qualified and licensed BREEAM assessor, and the assessment is then checked/ certified by an impartial, third party expert. The assessment and certification looks at multiple sustainability topics, such as energy, water, waste, pollution and materials.

If your site is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, depending on the level of compliance with the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, the site may be able to attain some additional BREEAM credits.

To find out more about BREEAM and how it relates to the Scheme’s Code, click on the links below.

BREEAM website

CCS website: BREEAM & SKA

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