The BREEAM Communities standard provides a framework to support planners, local authorities, developers and investors to integrate and assess sustainable design in the masterplanning of new communities and regeneration projects.  

The sustainability framework is underpinned by credible science, allowing the assessment process to identify valuable insights on the asset’s performance. The internationally recognised and third-party certification provides assurance and validation of the data collated throughout the assessment. 

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Benefits of BREEAM Communities


The BREEAM Communities standard benefits planners, local authorities, developers, investors and local communities by:

Supporting routes to net zero

Contributing to ESG goals

Reducing costs

Mitigating environmental impact

Enhancing economic and social value

Providing one assessment for multiple sustainability outcomes

Supporting disclosures and reporting requirements

Providing independent, third-party assurance on asset performance and sustainability

Supporting the planning process in sustainable decision making

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National Scheme Operators

The BREEAM Communities standard can be used anywhere in the world, with the exception of the following territories where our partners, BREEAM National Scheme Operators (NSOs), operate locally adapted Communities standards:  



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