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Last edited 27 Feb 2023
BREEAM In-Use International 2015
The primary aim of BREEAM In-Use is to mitigate the operational impacts of existing assets on the environment in a robust and cost effective manner. The scheme provides a holistic approach which enables assets to be assessed and benchmarked across a large range of environmental issues (management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, and pollution).
- Part 1 – Asset Performance: the performance of the asset’s built form, construction, fixtures, fittings and installed services
- Part 2 – Building Management: the management of the asset
- Part 3 – Occupier Management: the management of building users and services
BREEAM In-Use International uses an online system that enables users to register buildings, assess them and, through a licensed BREEAM In-Use assessor, certify the assessments of building performance. A dynamic scoring platform and reporting section allows the user to track and improve the performance of their building or a whole portfolio of buildings.
The final outcome of a BREEAM In-Use assessment is a certified BREEAM In-Use rating for the Part against which an assessment is undertaken. It enables the performance of the asset to be benchmarked but most importantly, the knowledge obtained from such a comprehensive assessment allows the asset’s performance to be optimised through informed management decisions. By enabling on-going assessments, BREEAM In-Use encourages continual improvement.
|Assessment score (%)||Assessment rating||Star rating|
|≥ 10 to <25||Acceptable||*|
|≥ 25 to <40||Pass||* *|
|≥ 40 to <55||Good||* * *|
|≥ 55 to <70||Very Good||* * * *|
|≥ 70 to <85||Excellent||* * * * *|
|≥85||Outstanding||* * * * * *|
 Environmental Categories
|Management||To encourage the adoption of sustainable management practices related to operational activities to ensure that robust sustainability objectives are set, monitored and regularly updated|
|Health & Wellbeing||To manage, monitor and increase the comfort and health and safety of asset occupants, visitors and other users within the asset.|
|Energy||To manage and monitor energy consumption and to encourage the use of equipment that supports the sustainable use and management of energy in the asset.|
|Transport||To recognise the implementation of policies that record the impacts related to transport, the proximity of local amenities and improve the ability of stakeholders to utilise alternative means of transportation.|
|Water||To manage and monitor water consumption in the operation of the asset and its site to encourage sustainable water consumption.|
|Materials||To manage and monitor the environmental impact of procurement as well as recognising the risks to the asset and its occupiers associated with security, fire and other naturally occurring events.|
|Waste||To encourage and recognise the implementation of policies and systems that reduce waste production and improve levels of segregation and recycling.|
|Land Use & Ecology||To manage and monitor the impact that activities undertaken on the asset’s site have on the local environment and encourage sustainable land use, habitat protection and creation.|
|Pollution||To prevent, manage, monitor and control pollution associated with the assets location and operation.|
The BREEAM In-Use standard is applied internationally and certified buildings can be found in over 30 countries. A common set of questions allows the user to compare assets with each other no matter where they are located. In countries where we are affiliated with an International Partner, a locally adapted version of BREEAM In-Use is available.
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