BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)
BREEAM is the world’s leading standard for design, assessment and certification of sustainable buildings. BREEAM addresses all aspects of environmental sustainability including management, health & wellbeing, energy, water, materials, waste, ecology and pollution. Over 500,000 buildings have been assessed and certified under BREEAM since 1990. At Carbon Conscious we use unique methods and a tailored approach when providing BREEAM consultancy and assessment services, ensuring achievement of desired BREEAM performance while saving crucial time for the design team. We have delivered numerous BREEAM assessments for different types of buildings including both commercial (offices, retail, industrial and hotels) and public schemes (schools, universities, libraries, medical centres, military accommodation, courts, civic halls and fire control centres). We have registered the first ever BREEAM assessment in Croatia and the first ever BREEAM assessment of a humanitarian shelter project. In addition to being licensed with the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), our consultants hold a prestigious BREEAM AP (Accredited Professional) title and work as trainers at the BRE Academy delivering training courses to new and existing BREEAM assessors.
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
LEED is a green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council. In a similar way to BREEAM, it assesses building performance against a wide range of environmental issues, resulting in a single rating. While LEED is not widely used within the UK, over 50,000 projects have been certified in the US and worldwide.
CEEQUAL (Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme)
CEEQUAL is the assessment and award scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering and public realm projects. In other words, it is the BREEAM – equivalent for assessing infrastructure works. Our consultants bring civil engineering expertise from the world-leading, multi-disciplinary engineering firms, where they have delivered CEEQUAL consultancy on major infrastructure projects such as the East London Line Extension and the Victoria Station Upgrade.
Carbon Footprinting and Greenhouse Gas Accounting
Measuring, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions is at the centre of current climate change politics. We help businesses and organisations measure and manage carbon emissions from processes, products and events.
Bespoke Sustainability Appraisals
The aforementioned assessment tools may sometimes restrict the creativity and innovation of a particular project due to their prescriptive nature and one size fit all approach. Our expertise in these well-established tools coupled with in-depth knowledge of sustainable construction
If you are unsure which tool to use, we could assist by carrying out comparative pre-assessment exercises showing which tool is best suited to your project.