With operational headquarters in San Francisco, BREEAM certification in the USA is developed and delivered by BRE Global, a subsidiary of the BRE Group. BRE are the founders and owners of BREEAM and the owners of CEEQUAL.

BREEAM is an internationally adaptable sustainability standard, recognised and adopted in 89 countries and counting.

The world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for sustainable built environment, supporting ESG solutions in:

Choosing the right BREEAM Standard for your US project:

BREEAM USA In-use

BREEAM USA In-use is a comprehensive and holistic environmental assessment method for existing commercial and residential assets located within the United States.

BREEAM USA In-use provides a framework to help owners, managers and occupiers of existing assets successfully adopt sustainable solutions in a cost-effective manner and provides market recognition for their achievements.
BREEAM USA In-use is open to nearly all existing commercial and residential buildings, any size, any age and any performance level.

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BREEAM New Construction

The BREEAM New Construction standards provides a framework to encourage clients and designers to strive for the most sustainable building within the constraints of the project. It is used to assess the design, construction, intended use and future-proofing of new building developments, including the local, natural or human-created environment surrounding the building. New developments in the United States use BREEAM International New Construction.

Certificates can be issued at the Design Stage (noted as interim BREEAM rating based on the design) and Post-Construction to confirm the final BREEAM rating for the as-built performance of the building after construction is complete.

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BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out

The BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out (RFO) standards are used to assess the design, construction, and future-proofing of major renovation and tenant improvement projects.

The assessment criteria and process focus on four building structure elements from concept stage right through to a fully completed project: building envelope, core services, local services and interior design.

Each assessment requires evidence to support the design and construction decisions agreed upon during the project’s development and ensures they have been fully implemented. Renovations and tenant improvement projects in the United States use BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit Out (RFO).

Certificates can be issued at the Design Stage (noted as interim BREEAM rating based on the design) and Post-Construction to confirm the final BREEAM rating for the as-built performance of the building after construction is complete.

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