At Encon Associates, we offer a full range of BREEAM assessment services, whatever your development project may be. From the early stages of BREEAM pre-assessments and refurbishment advice to full BREEAM accreditation, we can provide you with a wealth of skills and experience to help ensure the success of your construction project.
Our team of expert BREEAM assessors can help architects, facility managers, property developers and agents, and other construction professionals like you to understand and measure the environmental impact of the projects you're building, starting from the design phase through to the construction stage. With our expert assistance, you can avoid making mistakes that can lead to bigger expenses or possible delays in the completion of your project. Enlisting our services will also help ensure that your development projects are highly sustainable and environmentally friendly.
In addition to providing you with expert assessments, our BREEAM consultants can also serve as BREEAM Accredited Professionals, who can work with and advise your design team. We can offer professional help and support to help you obtain the necessary rating, as well as provide industry know-how and access to additional BREEAM credits, which can only be awarded when an AP guides and leads the BREEAM process.
BREEAM Assessment Methods We Specialise In
Our team is committed to providing the best assessment service there is. As such, we worked continuously to improve our skills and hone our craft so we can serve as a ‘under one roof’ solution for all of our clients' needs. Whether you are developing a new project or refurbishing an existing building, you can count on our assessment team to offer you the expert assistance and advice you require.
Our friendly assessors are highly qualified and experienced in the following BREEAM assessment methods:
- BREEAM 2014 New Construction
- BREEAM 2014 Refurbishment & Fit-Out
- BREEAM 2011 New Construction
- BREEAM 2018 New Construction
- BREEAM 2008
- BREEAM Industrial
- BREEAM Offices
- BREEAM Education
- BREEAM Bespoke
- BREEAM Healthcare
- BREEAM Retail
- BREEAM Multi-residential
- BREEAM International
- BREEAM In-Use
At Encon Associates, we take pride in our thoroughness and keen attention to detail. This is why we utilise a very powerful BREEAM project management tool called IES TaP (Track-A-Project). It is a secure and easy to use online project management tool that has been designed by BREEAM assessors to streamline, manage and automate the certification process for achieving BREEAM and Code for sustainable homes, HQM compliance. It allows us to take on more projects, thanks to its scope and power. Coupled with extensive experience and technical know-how, it enables our team to provide the necessary guidance and advice on any project to achieve our clients' desired BREEAM rating.
BREEAM 2018 New Construction
In March 2018, BRE released the newest version of BREEAM New Construction with some major changes, especially in areas such as Ecology and Materials. For this reason, it is even more critical that you enlist the services of a qualified BREEAM assessor at a very early stage to obtain the right and most accurate advice and avoid the loss of early RIBA stage credits.
BRE Group has provided a summary of changes between the 2014 and 2018 versions. This document offers you the vital information you need to ensure the sustainability of your development projects. However, it is not exhaustive and we would recommend that you contact us so we can discuss this matter further with you. With our input, you can better understand these key changes and make informed decisions accordingly.
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Additional BREEAM Credit Services
We offer a whole spectrum of BREEAM assessment, design, and advisory services to help your development projects achieve an outstanding level of sustainability and your target BREEAM rating. These include:
- Daylight Calculations
- Energy Assessments
- Thermographic Inspection
- Travel Plan
- Deliveries & Manoeuvring
- Enhancing Site Ecology
- Ecological Services
- Flood Risk Assessment
- Noise Impact Assessment
BREEAM Assessments Overview
The BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the most widely used assessment method for buildings available today. By implementing a BREEAM Assessment demonstrates a buildings proven sustainability rating and the developers commitment to sustainable building.
The BREEAM methodology measures a buildings environmental performance against several key areas which include - Management, Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Transport, Water, Material and Waste, Landuse and Ecology, Pollution.
The BREEAM Assessment Method is a voluntary scheme at present but several key organisations throughout the UK insist on BREEAM Assessment where the project is funded by the organisation or where the project is affiliated with the organisation, including:
English Partnerships - require all new developments involving their land, BREEAM/Ecohomes ratings of ‘VERY GOOD’ or ‘EXCELLENT’.
Welsh Assembly Government - BREEAM and Ecohomes ‘VERY GOOD’ on all land sold by WDA, ‘EXCELLENT’ for high profile developments.
DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) - It is a condition of capital funding that new build and refurbishment projects achieve a ‘VERY GOOD’ rating under BREEAM Schools
Regional Development Agencies - BRE is working with RDA’s to develop regional versions of the Sustainability Checklist for developments. Co-funded by ODPM and WWF.
Housing Corporation - Housing Corporation required an Ecohomes ‘VERY GOOD’ mandate from April 2006
Local Authorities - Incorporating Environmental standards as part of supplementary, planning guidance. Including in Section 106 agreements.
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