BREEAM

AcronymDefinition
BREEAMBuilding Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method
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BREEAM USA unveiled the standard for current buildings to the American market last year to provide science-based sustainable certification and improvement for buildings not covered by existing programmes.
Despite its recent arrival on this side of the pond, BREEAM has a large, worldwide base of users.
Commenting on the achievement, Hawazen Esber, CEO of communities at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: "At Majid Al Futtaim, sustainability is at the core of our DNA in everything we do and we are proud to be the first in the Middle East to have achieved BREEAM Communities certification for Al Zahia.
BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and enables developers, designers and building managers to document the environmental credentials of their buildings.
MANUFACTURING CENTRE FOR JAGUAR LANDROVER CLIENT: Interserve Construction Ltd AWARD CATEGORIES: Construction, Sustainability This BREEAM Excellent design and build project for Jaguar LandRover (JLR) brought not only a massive investment into the automotive industry but also a huge investment to the local community, with 1400 permanent jobs being created.
The South Park Road building is one of Wales' most energy-efficient health premises with a BREEAM "excellent" rating and features stack ventilation, natural cooling and rooftop solar panels which provide up to half its electricity.
It concluded that lower BREEAM ratings can be achieved with little or no extra cost.
With ground breaking on December 12, 2012, production facilities completed in October 2013 and office space completed in June 2014, the Zele manufacturing complex is one of the first industrial buildings in Belgium with BREEAM certification.
A BREEAM assessment involves a building's specification, design, construction and use being evaluated against aspects relating to energy and water use, the internal environment, pollution, transport, materials, waste, the ecosystem and various management processes to see exactly how sustainable it is.
BREEAM director, BRE Global, Gavin Dunn, said: "This achievement of the highest score ever under BREEAM reflects an ambitious vision and commitment from The Co-operative Group and their project team.
The BREEAM (Building research establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) are well advanced, they are applied in a number of countries worldwide, and the majority of later systems are based on them.
CARAVAN manufacturer Fifth Wheel Company has been awarded a BREEAM certification for their recently developed eco-friendly head office and service centre.