With the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) certificate, you send your customers, business partners and authorities a clear message that your building offers a healthy indoor environment and is environmentally friendly.
At TAYLLORCOX, we have over 10 years of experience with BREEAM. The BREEAM certification is being offered by a number of companies however only TAYLLORCOX offers a unique mix of benefits:
Whether you are preparing a new project or planning to certify an existing building you can be sure that the internationally recognized BREEAM rating system will bring you a number benefits:
You will strengthen the image and credibility of your buildings in the eyes of your customers, business partners and employees. It will be clear that your buildings are user-friendly as well as environmentally friendly.
You will have a confirmation of the building’s ergonomics and energy efficiency
You will ensure a more attractive rental of your real estate: tenants prefer certified buildings that guarantee a high standard.
You will reduce operating costs throughout the building’s life cycle. Certified properties are more economical. The initial investment in sustainable elements in the range of 2 - 8% will bring savings of up to 20%.
You will increase the value of your property, as certified buildings show up to 10% higher market prices.
You will evaluate and improve the energy performance of your buildings.
You will set up and comply with internationally accepted measures of ecological buildings.
You will build employee awareness of the internal environment issues and their impact on the environment.
At TAYLLORCOX we have developed a unique three-phase certification process that allows us to proceed with unrivalled speed and efficiency.
We will pass the necessary knowledge to your employees.
We will arrange a BREEAM In-Use Assessor/Auditor course. This will be followed by an audit examination and license granting. BREEAM In-Use is an online rating system that helps building managers and owners reduce operating costs and the environmental impact of existing buildings.
We have prepared a supporting materials package for you. This will facilitate your path to successful certification.
The sophisticated BREEAM document system includes a full set of templates, samples and forms, including checklists. With these documents you will ensure that you have passed all areas covered by the certification. The authors of the toolkit are our accredited auditors, leading experts in BREEAM, who guarantee the factual accuracy and quality of all materials.
Ensure your buildings meet the strict requirements of BREEAM.
The BREEAM certification process usually consists of three phases. A preliminary evaluation will take place first. This phase examines how many credits can be obtained for an existing building (or new construction), and also sets a target certification rating. This will be followed by an evaluation of the project proposal, mostly on the basis of complete documentation. In the last phase, there will be a mandatory check of the actual condition, which will assess the deviations of the actual condition from the project design, or the actual condition of the building.
We have extensive experience and references in the field of audits and assessments of development projects with a focus on EMS (Environmental Management System) evaluation.
Our respected auditors will evaluate your building not only according to the BREEAM standard, but also according to ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, 50001 - the standards on which BREEAM is based.
We will analyse your situation and we will design a specific certification procedure to ensure it meets your real needs. Moreover, we can flexibly respond to your ad-hoc requests during the certification process.
We are part of an international company which is the basis of our know-how and background. Our auditors are top experts taking part in the creation of relevant laws.
We will take over most of the administrative burden for you and thanks to our experience and detailed customization we can implement the certification process up to 75% faster than our competition.
We offer the best quality : certification price ratio. We manage to adapt to corporations as well as start-ups, and our outputs are always just as precise.
Although our team is full of renowned specialists from a wide range of industries we are completely normal people. We provide clients with the best customer care and devote our energy to their education.
We constantly bring news and important information (not only) about BREEAM onour blog.
The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assesses the impact of buildings on the environment. This is the most complex scheme that can be used for new and existing buildings.
The main feature is the allocation of credits for performance criteria beyond local rules and regulations. In practice, this means that credits will not only come from complying with the regulations, but will actually exceed the minimum requirements. Therefore, the Czech Republic has its own BREEAM reference sheet which takes into account both Czech and European regulations. It is a very dynamic process as regulations and building requirements are constantly evolving. For this reason, the BREEAM certification is updated every three years to reflect current practices and changes.
The BREEAM audit examines the 9 areas to which it gives weight in the overall assessment: energy (19%), environmental health and well-being (15%), materials (12.5%), management (12%), pollutants (10%), land use and ecology (10%), transport (8%), waste (7.5%) and water (6%).
The overall percentage score then serves as an indicator of the environmental maturity of the object. The levels that can be achieved are: pass (rating ≥ 30%), good (≥ 45%), very good (≥ 55%), excellent (≥ 70%) and outstanding (≥ 85%).
In addition to its conditions BREEAM also requires compliance with local legislation. In the Czech Republic it directly refers to ČSN 73 0580-1.
Is it possible to audit any building?
BREEAM offers several schemes that cover all major types of buildings, whether they are office or retail space. If your property does not fall under any of them we can assess it on the basis of an individual BREEAM Bespoke scheme.
Can we get the BREEAM certification for any building in the world?
BREEAM can be used for any building around the world. TAYLLORCOX auditors are authorized to conduct evaluations at the international level.
What is the difference between a BREEAM certification for a new construction and the BREEAM in-use system?
For new projects BREEAM is a one-time certification. It can be used to audit new or fundamentally renovated buildings around the world. The evaluation begins in the construction project phase and ends with a check of the real state. BREEAM in-use, on the other hand, is used for existing properties and needs to be confirmed by annual recertification.