What is BREEAM In-Use?

BREEAM In-Use is an online, international environmental assessment methodology for independent, third-party assessment and certification of a building’s operational performance. The standard enables property investors, owners, managers, and occupiers to drive sustainable improvements through operational efficiency, including how to continually manage the operation of their building effectively. This standard can be used to assess all existing non-domestic building types against nine environmental categories:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Transport
  • Management
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Land Use & Ecology
  • Materials

Commercial Building

This standard is broken into three parts, each looking at different aspects of the building:

Part 1 – Asset Performance: The performance of the asset’s built form, construction, fixtures, fittings, and installed services.

Part 2 – Building Management: The operations and management of the asset.

Part 3 – Occupier Management: the management of building users and services within the building.

The BREEAM In-Use assessment process operates entirely through an online platform that enables users to register assets and assess them initially based on the part(s) chosen. The secure online system has dynamic scoring which produces instantaneous outputs and includes reporting functionality that allows the user to track and improve the performance of their assets.

The on-line scoring information provided is then tracked, collated and verified by the BREEAM Assessor who is then able to provide the actual scoring for the project in question. They can assist with ensuring the highest possible achievement is reached, are able to apply for certification and finally, can provide advice on ways in which to improve upon the achieved rating in the most practical and cost-effective way.

BREEAM In-use benefits investors, owners, landlords, facilities managers and occupiers by:

  • Reducing operational costs and increasing efficiency
  • Enhancing asset value and increasing market demand
  • Helping to attract tenants and occupiers
  • Improving the wellbeing, productivity and satisfaction of people working in the building
  • Helping bridge the ‘performance gap’ between modeled outputs and operational outputs
  • Providing independent third-party certification of a building’s sustainability
  • Contributing to corporate social responsibility, business reporting, and sustainable business leadership

If you would like to discuss the BREEAM In-Use scheme in more detail and understand how it may benefit your current portfolio, please give us a call on 0113 2588445 or email your enquiry to

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