In the Netherlands, BREEAM is the most widely used method for certifying sustainable real estate. Buildings with a BREEAM certificate have demonstrably higher quality, lower operational costs, satisfied tenants and a better financial return. Enough arguments to start working with BREEAM.
BREEAM looks beyond emissions and energy consumption. The method focuses on nine themes, divided into three core sustainability questions:
Dutch Green Building Council has laid down the method in an officially recognised BREEAM assessment guideline. This guideline describes how the certification process works, who must do what, and what the sustainable requirements (=credits) are. The more credits achieved, the higher the final BREEAM score – ranging from one to five stars, from sustainable to very sustainable.
We can support you with BREEAM in a practical way by: