Why Hire a BREEAM Sustainability Consultant?

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Nowadays, sustainable development projects are in the spotlight, and for good reason. With the construction industry and its environmental impact facing heightened scrutiny, it is more important than ever to pursue projects that can support global efforts to protect our planet and preserve our natural resources. This is why the expertise of a BREEAM sustainability consultant is so invaluable. One of their key roles is to provide guidance to help ensure projects meet or even exceed eco-friendly standards.


BREEAM Sustainability Consultants: Roles and Responsibilities

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) sustainability consultants play a pivotal role in steering projects towards environmental excellence. These professionals, and particularly our team at Encon Associates, bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, guiding project teams through a comprehensive assessment process. Their primary goal is to help enhance the environmental performance of buildings, ensuring they meet rigorous sustainability benchmarks.

Qualifications and expertise

To excel as a sustainability consultant, an individual must have a background in architecture, engineering or environmental sciences. A strong understanding of sustainable design principles, construction methodologies and environmental regulations is also essential. In addition, BREEAM consultants should possess relevant professional certifications, such as a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) or Assessor designation, demonstrating their commitment to staying abreast of industry best practices.

Sustainability consultants are adept at conducting assessments, evaluating factors such as energy efficiency, water conservation and materials used in construction. Their expertise will also extend to providing actionable recommendations for optimising a project’s environmental performance.

Beyond technical proficiency, effective communication skills are also vital. This is because BREEAM consultants collaborate closely with architects, contractors, design teams and other project stakeholders to seamlessly integrate sustainability into every phase of a construction project.


How a BREEAM Sustainability Consultant Can Help Ensure a Successful Project

Whether you are refurbishing an existing building or setting out on a new construction project, the skills, knowledge and expertise of a sustainability consultant affiliated with BREEAM can bring significant benefits. There are a number of reasons why you should consider working with a BREEAM professional.

1. Leverage expert knowledge and experience

BREEAM sustainability consultants are an excellent source of expert knowledge and hands-on experience. Their in-depth understanding of sustainable construction practices, environmental regulations and innovative design solutions enables them to guide project teams effectively. By leveraging their expertise, you can help ensure your projects align with BREEAM standards and industry best practices.

2. Maximise BREEAM credits

One of the key roles of BREEAM sustainability consultants involves identifying and maximising the acquisition of BREEAM credits. These credits are vital if you want to achieve your desired BREEAM rating or certification levels, which in turn signifies your commitment to sustainability. Through meticulous assessment and strategic planning, these consultants can help you optimise credit attainment, ensuring the highest possible BREEAM rating for your building.

3. Streamline the certification process

Navigating the BREEAM certification process can be quite a complex undertaking. Sustainability consultants can help streamline this journey by providing clear guidance, organising documentation, and facilitating communication between project stakeholders and BREEAM assessors. Their involvement will ensure a smooth and efficient certification process, reducing the administrative burden on your team.

4. Enjoy increased savings and value

As you may know, initial investment in sustainability measures can seem daunting. However, the good news is that BREEAM sustainability consultants can help you identify cost-effective solutions. By optimising energy efficiency, water usage and choice of materials, your projects can achieve significant long-term savings. Furthermore, the enhanced sustainability credentials can contribute to an increase in property value, making your projects a sound investment for stakeholders.

5. Mitigate risk

BREEAM consultants play a crucial role in identifying and mitigating the potential risks associated with sustainable construction. By conducting comprehensive risk assessments and proactive problem-solving, they can help your design team address challenges before they escalate any further. This risk-mitigation approach will contribute to project resilience and ensure that your sustainability goals are met without compromising project timelines or budgets.

6. Receive tailored sustainability solutions

Sustainability consultants recognise that every construction project is unique and as such they provide tailored solutions that will match the specific goals, context and constraints of your project. Whether it involves energy-efficient design, the use of sustainable materials or waste-reduction strategies, consultants can customise their approach to meet your distinct needs, fostering a more sustainable and successful outcome.


Choosing the Right BREEAM Sustainability Consultant

Working with a sustainability consultant is vital to the success of your project. This is why it is so important to choose someone who has extensive industry experience as they will be able to meet your sustainability goals and achieve your desired BREEAM rating.

At Encon Associates, we employ a highly experienced team of BREEAM sustainability consultants who can offer strategic guidance to help you navigate the intricacies of sustainable project development. We have a track record of helping builders attain high BREEAM ratings and implementing cutting-edge solutions. Our client-centric approach allows us to provide tailored strategies and future-proof solutions, and address unique project requirements through open communication and collaboration.

By working with one of our sustainability consultants, you will gain access to a partner who is committed to excellence and guiding environmental projects towards success.


Team Up with a Trusted Sustainability Consultant Today!

In an era where environmentally conscious projects are gaining traction, the expertise of a BREEAM sustainability consultant can prove invaluable. These professionals play a pivotal role in helping builders navigate the complexities of sustainable development. From optimising energy efficiency and recommending environmentally friendly materials, their expert guidance can help reduce the overall environmental impact of a construction project while at the same time increasing the operational efficiency.

At Encon Associates, our team of sustainability specialists are always on hand to provide the expert guidance and support you need. Get in touch with us today and let our BREEAM Assessors and APs guide your projects towards your desired rating. 

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