Buildings currently contribute about 40% of the total carbon emissions in the UK and as the demand for office space and warehousing grows at about 2% per year, this figure will only get worse.
That is why the Environmental and Sustainability Standard BES 5058 has been developed to provide insight into the environmental performance of buildings throughout their entire operational life. At the heart of this standard is an assessment methodology called BREEAM In Use.
BREEAM addresses wide-ranging environmental and sustainability issues and enables developers, designers and building managers to demonstrate the environmental credentials of their buildings to clients, planners and other initial parties.
The assessment is divided into three parts and considers the environmental performance of the building (Asset Rating), the operation of the building (Building Management Rating) and how Clients are managing their activities within the building (Organisational Rating).
Using this assessment, owners/occupiers can monitor the sustainability of their buildings, assess management and organisational practices, produce action plan to manage and improve sustainability of the asset and occupying organisation.
An initial assessment can be carried out on line but certification (a requirement when buildings change hands or are re-let) can only be carried out by an accredited assessor.
For more information or to discuss your needs with an Accredited Assessor contact:- Geofrey Steward . Tel. 01293 822521 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.sgba.co.uk/reducing-carbon-emissions