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BREEAM USA standards


BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for a sustainable built environment.

The BREEAM USA suite of schemes

The BREEAM USA suite of schemes enables consistent and comparable assessment and verification across the entire built environment life cycle. It contains four technical standards which apply to the different stages of a building or project’s life cycle.

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BREEAM International New construction

The BREEAM International New construction standards provide a framework to deliver high performing and sustainable newly built assets. This standard support’s the asset’s commercial success while creating positive environmental and social impact.

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BREEAM International New construction


The BREEAM Refurbishment and fit out standards provide a framework to deliver refurb projects to a high performing and sustainable standard.

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BREEAM USA In-use Residential Plus

The BREEAM In-use standards provide a framework to enable property investors, owners, managers and occupiers to assess how sustainable their assets are and drive sustainable improvements. This creates opportunities for benchmarking, assurance and validation of operational asset data.

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In-use Residential Plus

BREEAM International Refurbishment and fit out

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.

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