What is BREEAM?

BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use. Globally there are more than 562,500 BREEAM certified developments, and almost 2,266,400 buildings registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.

BREEAM inspires developers and creators to excel, innovate and make effective use of resources. The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them.


The BREEAM assessment process evaluates the procurement, design, construction and operation of a development against targets that are based on performance benchmarks. Assessments are carried out by independent, licensed assessors, and developments rated and certified on a scale of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.

BREEAM measures sustainable value in a series of categories, ranging from energy to ecology. Each of these categories addresses the most influential factors, including low impact design and carbon emissions reduction; design durability and resilience; adaption to climate change; and ecological value and biodiversity protection.


  • Management
  • Energy
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Innovation
  • Land Use & Ecology
  • Materials
  • Transport
  • Pollution
  • Waste
  • Water

Our BREEAM Assessment Process

During the assessment process, each category is sub-divided into a range of issues, which promotes the use of new benchmarks, aims and targets.

When a target is reached, credits are awarded, then once the development has been fully assessed, depending upon the total number of credits awarded, a final performance rating is achieved.

When is the best time to engage a BREEAM Assessor?

Timely engagement of a BREEAM assessor is essential for ensuring seamless integration of the methodology of any project. If delayed, this may mean that optimized cost efficiency and the buildings environmental performance may be compromised.

Appointing a BREEAM Assessor in the early stages of the project will help in achieving the target rating without impact on the design flexibility, design decisions and budget.

Why choose C80 Solutions for your BREEAM Assessment?

  • C80 Solutions, having a wealth of experience in the residential and commercial sectors of the construction energy industry, are in the best position to be able to offer a variety of energy solutions in a professional, reliable and cost effective manner.
  • Our professional, helpful and approachable team of consultants are highly experienced in their fields and are always on hand to offer advice and invaluable assistance throughout what is a highly crucial time in any construction development.
  • Our BREEAM Assessors have a wide range of experience within the industry, successfully assisting an array of organisations through to large corporate developers. We have experience in dealing with projects of varying sizes which has proven invaluable to our clients and has given them the confidence to continue dealing with us on an ongoing and long term basis.
  • Our ‘straight-forward’ and ‘no nonsense’ approach to dealing with all projects is seen as a ‘breath of fresh air’ by many of our clients as we are able to help them to understand the procedures in more depth as well as being able to speed up these often lengthy procedures by being at the height of our game and putting our clients first, often ensuring a reduced hassle, timely and cost saving experience in what can be an extremely costly time.

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Save money

We will reduce your build costs by adopting the 'Fabric First' philosophy to remove the need for expensive renewable technologies. We carry out a complimentary specification review on every single project to see where we can reduce your costs.

Reduce risk

All our compliance services come with a 100% pass guarantee. We will never charge you for assessments that don't pass. We will always provide free guidance to achieve a pass in the cheapest way possible.

Reduce red tape

We operate a common sense approach to building compliance. Our team comes from a background in volume house building, Architecture and Engineering. We understand all the time, cost and hassle constraints involved in construction.

Save time

We can provide a 24 hour turnaround on services when required. Also, we will produce your new build EPCs on the same day as receiving the air test result.

"C80 are very helpful, efficient and professional with fantastic turnaround times on SAP calculations and EPCs. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them"


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