BREAAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and is the most frequently used environmental assessment applied to buildings, ensuring that properties reach high standards in terms of environmental survey efficiency. BREEAM awards are judged with a grading system against set criteria.

The grades are as follows – PASS, GOOD, and VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT and OUTSTANDING. To ensure a high rating, the property must achieve a high score in all eight of the BREEAM environmental categories.

The categories are: management, health and well-being, energy, transport, water, land use and site ecology, materials and finally, waste and pollution.

At GHG our professionals use extensive knowledge and experience to offer design advice and compliance guidance for best practice in sustainable design in accordance with BREEAM and The Code for Sustainable Homes.

For more information please visit the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group website.