Berigo’s involvement in BREEAM-certified projects showcases a commitment to sustainable building practices. BREEAM, established in 1990, is a globally recognized certification that evaluates and certifies the sustainability of buildings, infrastructure, and communities. This method covers various aspects including energy efficiency, land use, water management, pollution control, material sustainability, waste reduction, and innovation, emphasizing the development of smart and sustainable solutions throughout the building lifecycle.
The BREEAM certification process involves selecting a suitable scheme, appointing an assessor, registering the project, completing an assessment, and finally achieving certification. Achieving a high BREEAM rating is indicative of superior environmental performance, offering benefits such as lower operational costs, increased asset value, and improved occupant health and wellbeing. BREEAM-certified buildings are designed to be future-proof, aligning with evolving sustainability standards.
Through BREEAM certification, Berigo demonstrates its dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable development, highlighting its role as a leader in sustainable building management and environmental responsibility.
The main points in a BREEAM certification involve a holistic sustainability assessment framework, encompassing various categories. These categories are crucial in measuring and validating the sustainable value of a project. They address factors such as low impact design, carbon emissions reduction, design durability and resilience, adaptation to climate change, and ecological value and biodiversity protection.
The key categories include:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Land Use & Ecology
Berigo’s approach to BREEAM certification involves:
1 – Assessment and Planning: Analyzing the specific needs of a building project and selecting the appropriate BREEAM scheme.
2 – Guidance and Compliance: Providing expert advice to ensure that building projects comply with the various BREEAM categories such as energy efficiency, water management, and materials sustainability.
3 – Implementation of Sustainable Practices: Implementing sustainable building practices that align with BREEAM standards, like reducing carbon emissions and enhancing ecological value.
4 – Continuous Monitoring and Improvement: Monitoring the project’s performance and recommending improvements to meet or exceed BREEAM certification criteria.
5 -Innovation and Future-proofing: Encouraging and integrating innovative solutions in building projects to ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.