BREEAM In-Use: the international sustainability standard for existing buildings – quick, simple and cost effective Ecobuild 2013
Presentation Overview • What is BREEAM • What is BREEAM In-Use • What BREEAM In-Use can do for you • BREEAM In-Use Scheme Developments
What is BREEAM • The world’s longest established and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings - Created in 1988 and launched in 1990 • Over 200,000 buildings certified, over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched. • Network of over 4,000 independent licensed assessors across the world.
What is BREEAM In-Use? • An environmental assessment method for existing (in use) non-domestic buildings. • A standard (BES5058), easy-to-use assessment methodology and independent certification process • Identifies parts of a property portfolio that are under performing and may require refurbishment. • Improves environmental performance and building management • On-going assessment method to encourage continual improvements
Weightings and Star Ratings • Each environmental issue is weighted differently • BREEAM In-Use provides Star Ratings which vary between 1-6. <10% UNCLASSIFIED - >10% ACCEPTABLE >25% PASS >40% GOOD >55% VERY GOOD >70% EXCELLENT >85% OUTSTANDING
BREEAM In-Use KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) • Data input during assessment is used to calculate 10 KPIs • Outputs comprising of data relating to energy, transport, water and waste • KPIs represent a set of measures that focus on those aspects of environmental performance that can be used to measure consumption and emission targets • KPIs can act as a facilitator for establishing baselines and for organisational benchmarking against industry standards Note: The KPIs do not directly relate to the BREEAM In-Use ratings.
What can BREEAM In-Use do for you? • Provide a consistent assessment methodology • Supply's an online management tool • Use of a dynamic scoring platform offering instantaneous results • Overview of asset/portfolio performance • Benchmarking opportunities • Provides a platform to communicate your green company image • Use of the BREEAM mark/logo in publicity material
What are the benefits of BREEAM In-Use? Optimal Performance Portfolio Overview Refurbishment Identification Benchmarks Improvements Optimise Management Systems Reduce Environmental Impact Reduction of Operational Costs BREEAM In-Use Staff Engagement Independent Certification Enhanced Marketability ImprovedInternal Systems Compliance to Standards Negotiate Improvements Rationalise Metrics
Cost Effective • Clients can register their asset to the BREEAM In-Use system for £190 • Certification costs £250 per part • Discounts are available for batch certification requests Note: Additional auditor fees apply if certification is required
Online system outputsDynamic asset graph Portfolio overview graph
Statistics Average BREEAM In-Use Environmental Category Scores Average BREEAM In-Use Rating
Advantages of having a flexible international system • Asset comparisons can be made anywhere in the world • A property owner, manager or occupier can store and manage their entire portfolio within one online system • BREEAM In-Use can be used to promote sustainability on a global platform • Flexibility of the scheme allows parts of the international standard to be localised
National scheme operators • Questions localised and tailored specifically to national practices and environmental conditions • Questions translated into national languages • Focus on local benchmarking • Provide an international and local rating
Sector Developments Retail and Healthcare Pilots • Occupier management section of BREEAM In-Use is sector specific • Sector specific questions ensure that the question set is applicable to the activities within the asset
Questions Website: www.breeam.org/inuse Contact: Inuse@bre.co.uk