BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation, and is a comprehensive measure of a building’s environmental performance. A number of government departments and public bodies either encourage or require the use of BREEAM as a part of the development process.
When a BREEAM assessor assigns a certified rating to a project, one of the areas which will be evaluated is Land Use and Ecology. The rating given in this section will be affected by factors such as:
- The ecological value of the site
- Any ecological enhancement made to the site
- The protection of ecological features already present on the site
- Any changes made to the ecological value of the site
We can provide a BREEAM recognised assessment which includes where appropriate: an evaluation of the current site, recommendations for protection of existing features, recommendations for ecological enhancement of the site. We have ecologists who are full members of the CIEEM, which is a requirement for the assessment to be accepted by the BRE.
Direct Ecology can assist in maximising your credit rating in the Land Use and Ecology section of the BREEAM scheme.