“BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use.”
BREEAM measures sustainable value in a series of categories, ranging from energy to ecology. Each of these categories addresses the most influential factors, including low impact design and carbon emissions reduction; design durability and resilience; adaption to climate change; and ecological value and biodiversity protection.
The ecological assessment component must be undertaken by a ‘suitably qualified ecologist’ and Richard Green Ecology meet the strict criteria for this role.
Assessment credits are available under a range of categories, including “Ecology”. The performance of the development is then assessed against each of these categories and an overall score awarded depending on the number of credits achieved.
Key Benefits of Service
We can work with you in order to maximise the number of credits that can be awarded for Ecology.
As this is best done at the earliest stages of design, we recommend that you Contact Us at the earliest opportunity
- Richard Green Ecology staff are ‘Suitably Qualified Ecologists’
- We can maximise BREEAM credits, whilst creating ecological benefit within a sustainable development
- Our early involvement can result in more ecological credits and lower costs
- Sustainable buildings preserve our environment and improve health and well-being