What is BREEAM?

BREEAM is a benchmark that is often used in the project management industry to describe the highest level of performance and quality in a project. As a project management company based in Ireland, we understand the importance of achieving BREEAM in all of our projects. In this blog, we will explore what BREEAM means and why it is essential for our clients’ success.

BREEAM is an acronym that stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. It is a standard used to measure the environmental performance of buildings. The BREEAM standard is used to assess a building’s environmental performance in areas such as energy efficiency, water efficiency, and waste management.

To achieve BREEAM, a building must meet the highest level of performance in all of these areas. This means that the building must have an energy efficiency rating that is at least 45% higher than the Building Regulations minimum, water usage must be at least 30% lower than the Building Regulations minimum, and the building must have a waste management plan in place that ensures at least 70% of the waste produced is recycled.

From a project management company perspective, achieving BREEAM is essential for the success of our clients’ projects. This is because a building that meets the highest level of environmental performance will save our clients money in the long run. Buildings that are energy efficient, use less water, and have effective waste management plans will have lower operating costs, which will benefit our clients in the long term.

Furthermore, achieving BREEAM is also essential for the wider community. Buildings that are environmentally friendly have a smaller carbon footprint, which helps to reduce the overall environmental impact of the building. This is not only important for the environment but also for our clients, who will have peace of mind knowing that their building is contributing to a more sustainable future.

In conclusion, BREEAM is a critical aspect of project management, and it is essential that project management companies like ours strive to achieve it in all of our projects. As a company based in Ireland, we understand the importance of environmental performance and are committed to helping our clients achieve BREEAM in all of their projects. This not only benefits our clients in the long term but also contributes to a more sustainable future for all.