BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) which is an eco-friendly building certification system, was first introduced in the UK in 1990, but then began to be adopted in many countries. BREEAM certification like LEED certification, intends to measure a building’s environmental performance by applying certain standards. BREEAM ‘s core target is to award the buildings that are implementing environmentally friendly technologies.
Currently there are three different versions of BREEAM can be applied internationally:
- BREEAM International
- BREEAM In-Use International
- BREEAM International Bespoke
Although BREEAM certification is similar in principle with LEED Certification, BREEAM certification can only be taken for the design of the building and can only be prepared project-specific (Bespoke). In addition, levels of certification is listed as Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.
There are more than 200,000 buildings (residential, business, shopping center, etc.) world-wide awarded with BREEAM certification. This makes BREEAM world’s most recognized green building certification scheme.
Altensis offers full range of BREEAM consulting and assessment services. In order to fulfill all the requirements of BREEAM certification system, Altensis provides the following services; Acoustics Consultancy, Ecologist Services, Commissioning, Energy Modeling and Energy Performance Certificate services.