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 BREEAM Infrastructure (formerly CEEQUAL).

BREEAM is a sustainability standard, recognized 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, industrial 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 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.

BREEAM International New Construction, the standard used for new developments in the US, provides a framework to encourage clients and designers to strive for the most sustainable building within the constraints of the project.

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.

Renovations and tenant improvement projects in the United States use BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit Out (RFO). 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.

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.

BREEAM USA case studies

Browse the latest case studies from BREEAM USA

 

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University of California, Davis: BREEAM In-Use Excellent rating unlocks flexibility

Built in 2001 and located in Davis, CA, Plant and Environmental Sciences is a 3-story, 126,651 ft2 building that provides ...
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UC Davis | BRE Group

BREEAM award winning energy and conservation office in California, USA

Built in 1984 and located in Davis, CA, Rifle Range, also referred to as the Energy Conservation Office, is a ...
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Hero Phipps | BRE Group

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

At Phipps, we believe that public gardens have a role to play in mitigating the challenge of climate change ...
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