BREEAM environmental assessment and rating system
BREEAM is an environmental assessment methodology and rating system for buildings which was first launched in 1990. It sets standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become a widely recognised method to measure a building’s environmental performance.
BREAAM uses 13 measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.
The result of a BREEAM assessment, by an accredited assessor is a rating of unclassified, Acceptable, Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent or Outstanding.
Radmat’s products and systems can contribute to achieving high levels of BREEAM rating, but they cannot be assessed as stand alone products.