For more than 25 years BREEAM has provided a model for the local assessment of masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings, driving success and improvement in sustainable construction and property.

Developed in 1990, BREEAM is the world’s first and most widely used sustainability assessment method for buildings and is the grandfather of all green building rating systems in the world. BREEAM In-Use is a methodology backed by scientific research to rate existing buildings based on performance benchmarks. There are no prerequisites or other barriers to get started that can make a sustainability program costly and time consuming.

BREEAM drives success by:

  • Setting benchmarks that reflect international best practice, exceeding local regulations and practices
  • Gathering industry feedback to ensure its continuing relevance to the green building market
  • Promoting high levels of performance and best practice through published case studies and the BREEAM annual awards event
  • Monitoring and carrying out research to further knowledge, strengthen industry tools, improve guidance and increase BREEAM’s value

BREEAM USA is a partnership between BRE Group, the world’s leading authority on all aspects of the built environment, and BuildingWise, the award-winning US-based LEED certification consultancy. BREEAM USA focuses on In-Use, an assessment method for existing buildings that enables property investors, owners, managers and occupants to drive sustainable improvements through operational efficiency and effective building management.