BREEAM is a mul­ti-cri­te­ri­on sys­tem of assess­ment of the qual­i­ty of build­ings which is cur­rent­ly con­sid­ered a stan­dard in the real prop­er­ty sec­tor in Europe and world­wide, applied by investors, devel­op­ers and ten­ants. BREEAM takes in con­sid­er­a­tion may aspects that char­ac­ter­ize the build­ing, includ­ing the qual­i­ty of inter­nal envi­ron­ment, ener­gy effi­cien­cy, avail­abil­i­ty of pub­lic trans­port means, build­ing mate­ri­als, building’s oper­a­tion man­age­ment, water and waste man­age­ment.

The BREEAM cer­tifi­cate is grant­ed by BRE (Build­ing Research Estab­lish­ment) Glob­al based on mate­ri­als and report pre­pared by a licensed asses­sor who coop­er­ates with the design team dur­ing the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process. The build­ing may receive a BREEAM cer­tifi­cate on one of lev­els, depend­ing on the rat­ing:

  • Pass
  • Good
  • Very Good
  • Excel­lent
  • Out­stand­ing

The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process may be per­formed on office, com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al build­ings, both new and over­hauled. The assess­ment may cov­er entire facil­i­ties and indi­vid­ual rental spaces.