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(BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings.

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BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the de facto measure used to describe a building's environmental performance.

BREEAM provides clients, developers, designers and others with:

  • Market recognition for low environmental impact buildings
  • Assurance that best environmental practice is incorporated into a building
  • Inspiration to find innovative solutions that minimise the environmental impact
  • A benchmark that is higher than regulation
  • A tool to help reduce running costs, improve working and living environments

A standard that demonstrates progress towards corporate and organisational environmental objectives BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and enables developers and designers to prove the environmental credentials of their buildings to planners and clients.


  • Uses a straightforward scoring system that is transparent, easy to understand and supported by evidence-based research
  • Has a positive influence on the design, construction and management of buildings
  • Sets and maintains a robust technical standard with rigorous quality assurance and certification