Name of the tool
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for office designs
Who applied the tool in the case?
Time taken to fully apply the tool
The tool is applied once to a project, rather than at different stages through a projects lifespan (it is very costly to assess a number of times).
The assessment is designed to occur at the:
Design and procurement stage
OR Management and operation
OR Building Performance Assessment
Occasionally a project will also request a Post Construction Review following an assessment at the design and procurement stage - this however is unusual because of the costs.
Any other interesting information about the tool
As this tool is annually updated, published material can become out of date quickly, therefore the most up to date information can often be found on the BRE website www.bre.co.uk/.
A pre-assessment checklist often provides an idea of which areas need improving before a formal assessment.
Case study/ies where tool is in use
Llandarcy Urban Village