BREEAM ®Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification standard is the most widely used across the world. Each building type has its own scheme. (BREEAM Courts, Ecohomes, Healthcare, education, offices, prisons …).
BREEAM is an easy to use certification system which permits to know a building environmental performance.
This certification system helps professional to improve their environmental impact. A BREEAM certification is a proof of their implication in a sustainable environmental approach.
This approach also permits to get a better productivity, comfort and wellbeing of building occupants.
It’s important to keep in mind that BREEAM is a certification for an entire building, not individual products. So, Clestra products are able to contribute to BREEAM certified projects, but are not able to be certified as a product.
BREEAM certification is separated in different chapters to cover the whole process of a building environmental evaluation. Each of them allows points, called credits, measuring the building contribution in its lifecycle.
Please find below the detail of available credit in each chapter.
|Management ||10 credits available|
|Health and Wellbeing ||14 credits available|
|Energy||21 credits available|
|Transport||10 credits available|
|Water||6 credits available|
|Materials||12 credits available|
|Waste ||7 credits available|
|Land use and Ecology||10 credits available|
|Pollution||12 credits available|
|Innovation||10 credits available (bonus)|
|Total||112 credits available (bonus credits included)|
The result is classified in a certification level scale as follow:
|BREEAM rating|| Score en % |
Clestra products have a direct favourable effect on the following seven chapters :
|Health and Wellbeing|
|Hea 3||Glare control ||1 credit available|
|Hea 9||Volatile Organic Compounds ||1 credit available|
|Hea 13||Acoustic Performance ||1 credit available|
|Mat 1||Materials Specification (major building elements)||4 credit available |
|Mat 5||Responsible sourcing of materials||3 credit available |
|2 credit available (Fit out) |
|Wst 1||Construction Site Waste Management||4 credit available (New build/Refurb)|
|2 credit available (Fit out)|
|Inn 1||Innovation ||10 credit available|