Barry Giles has more than 35 years’ experience in the industry, giving him insight into what will satisfy the myriad of stakeholders in a project and inspiring his practical approach to green building.Read More
BREEAM provides building owners, facility managers and building occupants a consistent and credible means of determining the impact and performance of their buildings, as well as areas for improvement. BREEAM USA is:
Tailored to the US climate but is comparable in an international context
Independently administered by licensed assessors
Applicable to all non-domestic building types allowing comparability and common procedures across properties
Available for buildings of all ages and types, not just those considered “green”
Assessment is easily accessed and updated through an online management process
Applied to the physical building and its services, building management and operational practices
A holistic approach to sustainability evaluation, reviewing a wide range of environmental categories collectively
Focused on year over year improvements
Flexible and adaptive to individual requirements, providing a score and rating without every question needing an answer
Meet Our Trainers
Years of experience with BREEAM and deep subject expertise on existing buildings mean our trainers will ensure you come away with everything you need to become a skilled BREEAM USA assessor
In addition to her role as a BREEAM USA trainer, Breana is a member of IEMA, a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a LEED Green Associate. Her expertise includes environmental risk identification and management, carbon footprinting, sustainable travel and the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems to the ISO 14001 standard.
Barry first saw the potential for the BREEAM standards to apply to the US market after becoming a BREEAM International and BREEAM In-Use Assessor in 2009. Since then, he has taken the lead in developing the partnership between BuildingWise and BRE Group to create the BREEAM USA standard specifically for the unique conditions in the United States and continues to advocate for the application of benchmarks to all existing buildings.
Tom has been working with BREEAM since 2011. He started by writing and delivering training courses, and has personally trained thousands of BREEAM assessors from Brussels to Beijing. Since 2014, Tom has been managing the BREEAM International New Construction scheme, increasing uptake around the world, and delivering the 2016 version of BREEAM.
BRE and BuildingWise: Building a Better World Together
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