For all our clients we offer a tailored package of building compliance support services specifically designed to meet the project at hand.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) has become the standard for best practice in sustainable design and for measuring a building’s environmental performance.
We offer our clients a 3-stage process for BREEAM and we recommend that an assessor is appointed at the earliest opportunity in the project, which will help in achieving the desired BREEAM rating in the most cost-effective manner.
Under the BREEAM process, our certified BREEAM assessor will review your proposed development and award credits that the project team agrees to demonstrate compliance with:
• Management – effectiveness of the building operation
• Health & wellbeing – level of occupant control over heating, lighting, air quality and noise
• Energy – level of energy efficiency and CO₂ emissions
• Transport – effectiveness of site provisions to reduce transport related CO₂ emission levels
• Water – level of buildings water efficiency
• Material & waste – types of materials utilised and responsibility of sourcing practices
• Land use & ecology – consideration of location and associated impacts
• Pollution – level and type of emissions by the building
These credits are then weighted and combined to calculate an overall score giving the proposed building a rating on a scale from pass through to outstanding.
At ATSPACE, we are committed to providing our customers with a full range of building control services. Through our team of skilled, accredited & experienced assessors and testing engineers – we are able to provide you with all the expertise to help you every step of the way.
During the first stage of the BREEAM assessment process our accredited assessor will meet with the project team to:
• Provide advice and an initial view on the sustainability of the proposed development
• Advise on elements that require inclusion in the detailed design planning phase
• Respond to queries from the project team
• Agree an action plan documenting what is required to achieve the desired BREEAM rating.
Once the detailed drawings and specifications have been completed, our assessor will meet up again to:
• Assess the building against the BREEAM scheme’s credit criteria
• Assign credits based upon information and evidence supplied by the project team
• Produce an interim report which is issued to the BRE (Building Research Establishment).
Upon completion of the development our assessor will conduct a full on-site visit to:
• Ensure the construction meets commitments made at the design stage with evidence from the project team
• Produce the final BREEAM assessment report and arrange for submission to the BRE.