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BREEAM assessment for commercial offices, hotels


Many planning departments now expect developers of large projects to complete a BREEAM assessment. This detailed assessment goes beyond the requirements of Building Regulations and ensures your building is designed and constructed to a high standard.

How Energist can help

BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a credits-based sustainability assessment for non-domestic buildings and potentially residential refurbishment. It is usually requested by your Local Planning Authority, most commonly in city developments, although it can also be adopted voluntarily or as part of funding agreements.

The assessment follows your project from concept design through to construction, completion and into the first year of occupancy. To make sure you don’t miss out on crucial early stage credits, it is important to gather all evidence needed and begin your BREEAM assessment as soon as possible.

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Will Orriss-Baxter

BREEAM Manager


Will Orriss-Baxter

BREEAM Manager

Why choose Energist?

  • Our BREEAM team includes highly experienced in-house BREEAM AP (Advisory Professionals).
  • Our SLA is same day response, and we have a 1-week evidence assessment deadline. We therefore give progress updates throughout the project, and not just once all evidence has been collated.
  • We don’t have affiliation with M&E or architects and won’t overspec these areas of the BREEAM assessment. Our aim is to provide the most cost-effective route to BREEAM certification for our clients.
  • We will send out project specific evidence templates to cover BREEAM criteria where possible to assist our clients and all sub-contractors, to make the BREEAM process as smooth as possible.
  • We work as part of your design team to ensure communication is prompt and clear, and you have peace of mind knowing your project is in capable hands.

Complete solutions from Energist

BREEAM are one of a host of services that Energist’s Technical Team can help you with. You may also need:

  • For Non-domestic buildings, a SBEM Calculation is required to show energy efficiency compliance.
  • Daylight and Sunlight Assessment may be required as a planning condition at the request of your local authority and will show the impact of your proposed development on neighbouring buildings.
  • An Ecology Assessment will provide information on the impact a project will make to the local ecology and will prove the ecological value following the construction of a project.