BREEAM – what is it all about?

August 1, 2017

The BREEAM certification is one way to contribute to a more sustainable society. But what exactly is it and how does it work? We have the answers you’ve been looking for.

BREEAM-certified buildings

Available globally, and dominant in the UK market, BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology. It is one of the world's leading sustainability assessment methods for green building certificates. More than 561,500 developments are BREEAM-certified every year and over 2 million buildings have been registered for assessment since the launch in 1990.


Green buildings

Having become a requirement in many building projects, the basic idea with BREEAM is to inspire developers and creators to make effective use of resources when creating attractive and sustainable solutions. However, you don’t have to do any guesswork as to what is a “green building” or not. BREEAM’s certified assessors guide you through the process, ensuring that you choose the right materials and solutions.


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