To comply with a specific planning condition imposed by the local authority, the basement project in Kensington must be a BREEAM assessed project. But what exactly is BREEAM?
BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.
BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building’s environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and contractors to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.