BREEAM: Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

The British sustainablilty certificate BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is one of the most renowned programmes worldwide in the context of building sustainability. It was developed already in Great Britain in 1990  and thus is the oldest quality label in the sector of sustainable buildings per se. Now it is used in more than 70 countries. The evaluation scheme in order to gain the certificate examines the sustainability of building in different categories which are subdivided in further subcategories. For the respective categories credit points can be gained. The total score then results in the BREEAM evaluation.

The quality label of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) with 90 years of history is applicable for

  • redevelopments and new buildings
  • public, industrial and private buildings

In September 2015 BREEAM has extended its programme in so far as it now also accepts European standards and labels as third party compliance programmes. eco-INSTITUT-Label is one of those BREEAM-approved third party compliance programmes.

eco-INSTITUT comptently advises you concerning the fulfillment of BREEAM criteria in the field of indoor air quality and low-emission and low-pollutant (indoor) construction products. Contact us!

End of March 2016 the British Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) published new criteria for the international sustainability evaluation of buildings (BREEAM International New Construction 2016 – NC 2016). These replace the former evaluation scheme that has been on the market since 2013. Further infos

Since January 1, 2016, eco-INSTITUT-Label is accepted by international building rating system BREEAM as third party compliance scheme for proof of VOC emissions from construction products. More infos



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