BREEAM is an environmental and sustainability assessment method launched by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. A variety of criteria are assessed which provides a holistic overview of a building’s sustainability, including transport, water, energy, materials and ecology.
A BREEAM certification can help to demonstrate a commitment to higher sustainability performance and quality in the built environment, and provides a credible assessment against best practice standards in the industry. At Watkins Payne, we have a team of qualified BREEAM Assessors and APs (Advisory Professionals) who can provide support at every step of the assessment process. We are licensed to certify buildings under both the New Construction and Refurbishment and Fit-Out schemes. The below projects are certificated or targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Excellent’ as well as many others listed in our case studies section on our website.
There have been over 600,000 BREEAM certifications and over 2.3 million registered buildings over 93 countries. At Watkins Payne, we have certified over 160 BREEAM projects, around 40% of which achieved either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’ overall ratings.
As of April 2022, the BRE registration fee is £280 for RFO and NC assessments. The BRE assessment certification fee is dependent on the assessment size, but typically ranges from circa £2-4k.
We have over 15 years of providing sustainability consultancy services. We have seen a significant shift in the building methods and designs to reduce environmental impact caused by construction. We have a team of qualified BREEAM Assessors and APs (Advisory Professionals) who can provide support at every step of the assessment process.
All our projects achieve a minimum ‘Very Good’ rating, while over 40% achieve either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’ overall ratings.
BREEAM helps clients manage and mitigate risk through demonstrating sustainability performance during planning, design, construction, operation or refurbishment, helping to lower running costs, maximise returns through market value and attract and retain tenants with desirable places to live and work.