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Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Source of tools

Name of the tool
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for office designs

Where is tool available from
Information on BREEAM for offices is available from: http://

The Pre-assessment checklists are available for download from:
The Design and Procurement Checklist (
The Management and Operation Checklist (
The Core Checklist (
Or BRE can be contacted at:
BREEAM Office BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 9XX
T 01923 664462 F 01923 664084

When was the tool produced
The tool is updated annually.

Is support provided
Courses are provided by BREEAM (at a cost) to train to become a BREEAM assessor.

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
There are a range of BREEAM assessments for different types of buildings.

Cost of the full tool
The cost of assessment varies according to when the assessment occurs. An example costing would be for the assessment being made of the design and procurement stage:
Base fee =£2655;
Cost per 1000 m2= £130
Maximum= £ 10000.
Fees may vary depending on the assessor and the case in question.