BREEAM is an environmental sustainability assessment method, developed in 1988 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
It is one of the most relevant certifications at an international level, designed to monitor, evaluate and certify building sustainability.
To date, among the many existing green building, over 2,300,000 buildings around the world (89 countries) have undergone the BREEAM assessment.
In order to obtain the BREEAM certification it is required to adopt sustainable practices not only in the design and construction stage of the buildings, but also through the subsequent management and maintenance processes.
The BREEAM code, in fact, consists of a series of strategic principles and requirements that define an integrated approach for the design, construction, management, evaluation and certification of the different factors that affect the environmental, social and economic impact throughout the life cycle of the building in question.
The BREEAM method can be applied to certify new buildings and renovation projects. Its highly flexibility feature aims to make its certification standards applicable to virtually any building and location and on different scales.
Within ESA engineering’s Energy, Research & Development department, the BREEAM Accredited Professionals, recognised for their knowledge of the BREEAM rating, are working to guide architects and engineers in the design and construction stage of buildings, directing them towards efficient construction solutions that are respectful of the environment and of people’s health.