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Help shape the future of BREEAM

Respond to our BREEAM Version 7 consultation and Net Zero Carbon survey to shape the future of green building standards.

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Net zero carbon (NZC) is one of the most pressing challenges our customers face. Due to a growing focus on doing the right thing and managing the risks associated with climate change, as well as a growing recognition that green business is good business, 92% of the building sector now regards NZC as the primary driver for economic growth in the built environment. 88% of our customers are actively seeking an integrated approach to sustainability.

To ensure our products and services reflect the evolving market needs, we invite all customers and stakeholders to participate in the BREEAM V7 consultation and our NZC survey. Your invaluable input will help ensure that BREEAM and our other products and services continue to reflect the latest and most rigorous science.

BREEAM V7 – energy & carbon

A new way of updating BREEAM – modular focus

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BREEAM New Construction

(International & UK)

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BREEAM In-use Commercial & Residential

(International & USA)

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BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-Out

(International & UK)





BREEAM Version 7 consultation – energy & carbon update

Closing date: 30th June 2023

(estimated completion time: 1-2 hours)

This consultation shares some of our latest thinking with you, providing an early preview of key themes for BREEAM V7.

BREEAM V7, scheduled for release at the beginning of 2024, focuses on updating whole life carbon and energy credits, and will be applied to the New Construction, In-Use, and Refurbishment and Fit Out schemes. Some benefits of V7 will include:

  • Tracking your building’s progress toward Net Zero Carbon
  • Enhancing whole-life carbon performance measurement
  • Using embodied carbon and operational energy benchmarks
  • Identifying and addressing performance gaps across the building’s life cycle
  • Understanding asset alignment with decarbonisation pathways
  • Preparing for our BREEAM Net Zero Carbon module (scheduled for release after V7)


We invite feedback from built environment stakeholders across the full value chain and life cycle of a building. Your insights will play a critical role in shaping the future of sustainable building practices and the transition to net zero carbon buildings. By providing us with your valuable input, we can ensure that BREEAM V7 reflects the latest scientific knowledge and primary industry considerations.

Complete the form below to take part.


BRE’s Net Zero Carbon survey

Closing date: 30th June 2023

Estimated completion time: 15 minutes

BRE has been evolving its integrated approach to addressing climate change for more than 30 years. Third-party certification through BREEAM is crucial for our sector and the planet as customers demand tangible movement towards a more sustainable built environment.

Our team collaborates with industry experts across multiple sectors to influential global and national standards on NZC and whole-life carbon for the built environment.

Participation in this annual questionnaire helps us gauge changes in customer needs and will feed directly into the evolution of our NZC science and product development.

Complete the form below to take part.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to co-creating the evolution of BREEAM with you.