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BREEAM

an overview and introduction

BREEAM - Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

By specifying and installing Encasement products manufactured from FSC certified plywood, such as our column casings, pipe boxing and other decorative casings, they can have a positive effect on improving the BREEAM rating.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used method for the environmental assessment of buildings, not only setting the standards for best practice in sustainable design, but also the measurement of a building's environmental performance.

Code for sustainable homes

As the environmental credentials of buildings has now become a key part of all construction projects, BREEAM addresses the wide ranging environmental and sustainability issues, helping developers and designers to assess and quantify the sustainable characteristics of buildings.

Under BREEAM, buildings are assessed by BRE approved assessors on a points scoring basis against a pre-defined list of standard categories. Credits are then awarded to the building being assessed, as follows:

  • Energy 19%
  • Health and Wellbeing 15%
  • Materials 12.5%
  • Management 12%
  • Land Use and Ecology 10%
  • Pollution 10%
  • Transport 8%
  • Waste 7.5%
  • Water 6%

By using products manufactured from FSC certified materials or those known to have reduced impact on the environment, they can have a positive influence on a building's BREEAM rating.

Depending on the credits collected the building will receive an assessment, which will place it in one of five BREEAM classifications

  • Pass 30%
  • Good 45%
  • Very good 55%
  • Excellent 70%
  • Outstanding 85%

* The registered trade mark "BREEAM" is owned by the Building Research Establishment Limited and is used by permission. None of Encasement Ltd, its products, services, or website is endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise authorised by the BRE Group or its subsidiaries. All rights are reserved.

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