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 is the clear market leader with its dynamic real time scoring platform, continuous tracking of improved performance at the asset level and across the portfolio. BREEAM In-Use methodology proved without a doubt the right tool for Macerich to embed as they expand their corporate program.” –John Seaton, Director, RealFoundations
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 market but maintains international comparability
Independently verified by licensed Assessors
Applicable to all commercial building types, allowing comparability and standardization across a portfolio of properties
Available for buildings of all ages, sizes and performance levels, not just those considered “green”
Assessment and benchmarking are easily accessed and facilitated through the BREEAM In-Use Online Tool
Allows for benchmarking and/or certifying against one or more areas: the building’s built form, operational performance and the occupant’s activities and use of their space.
A holistic approach to sustainability evaluation, collectively assessing performance across a wide range of environmental categories
Focused on year-over-year improvements
Flexible and adaptive to client requirements, providing a score and rating that allows the client to pursue those issues which provide them most value
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 In-Use Assessor.
In addition to her role as a BREEAM USA trainer, Breana is also the Director of Operations overseeing the running of the business. 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. He continues to advocate for the application of benchmarks to all existing buildings.
Tom has worked 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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