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BREEAM expands its digital horizon

Southfacing and BRE are continuing their long term collaboration with recognised software tools for BREEAM.

Southfacing and BRE are continuing their long term collaboration with recognised software tools that provide assessors and clients with greater efficiencies in the way they assess and certify the sustainability performance of assets using BREEAM.

The collaboration has resulted in the first online dynamic syncing of assessment data between the Tracker Plus and BRE’s BREEAM Projects. This enables an assessor, through Tracker Plus, to manage the whole assessment process seamlessly, from pre-assessment through to final submission to BRE Global for certification. BREEAM UK Refurbishment & Fit-out 2014 is the first scheme to go live with the blue print set for future schemes!

“We are all very excited. Collaboration and digital solutions are key enablers in the BRE mission to build a better world and this solution will deliver efficiencies for Tracker Plus users, clients and stakeholders involved in the assessment process” says Tim Bevan, Director of BREEAM Operations, BRE.

Now Tracker Plus can synchronise its assessment project management directly with submissions via BREEAM Projects the process is seamless and more efficient for all” says Ben Cartmell, Director, Southfacing.

TrackerPlus holds BREEAM ‘Recognised Software’ status and is a fantastic & popular system used by assessors and design teams for a number of years, deepening its integration with our own system, BREEAM Projects, was a no brainer for BRE. Users are already interacting with BREEAM Projects via TrackerPlus and the feedback received so far is very positive.

A key priority of the BREEAM team is to support assessors, clients and stakeholders throughout the assessment and certification process, to make it as efficient as possible. The BREEAM process itself encourages collaboration within the project team to ensure a building development or infrastructure asset achieves its sustainability aims efficiently and robustly, and in doing so it helps those teams deliver a better product to their clients and ultimately the building or asset end users. Likewise through its operation and development, BRE actively seek and encourage cross-industry collaboration for the betterment of BREEAM. This collaboration comes in many forms, as well as digitally through recognition of third party software such as TrackerPlus, our tie-up with the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) to promote health and wellbeing in buildings and our work with a range of industry stakeholders on a new Strategic Ecology Framework, are two more recent examples of initiatives that will ensure BREEAM continues to deliver the benefits and value its users seek and for which it has become world renowned.