BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) sets the standard for the best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building’s environmental performance. Credits are awarded in 10 categories according to performance (listed below). These credits are then added together to produce a single overall score on a scale of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding. The BREEAM operation is also overseen by an independent Sustainability Board, which represents a wide cross-section of construction industry stakeholders.
The 10 scoring categories are:
• Health & Wellbeing
• Land Use & Ecology
Once the credit score has been finalised, it is given a BREEAM rating. See below to see how a rating is reached from a credit score.
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