How BREEAM Produces Comprehensive Benchmarking in Record Time

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated July 23, 2018 Benchmarking existing buildings can be complex, especially in today’s marketplace with more and more options becoming available. It is hard to decide between a free energy standard or something with depth and a higher price point. Some programs may involve a long-term contract and results that take months to [...]

Why Choose BREEAM?

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated July 2, 2018 Up until the last few years, there have been few options for Class B and C buildings to cost-effectively benchmark and certify buildings using available green building rating systems. Since then, quite a few new programs have entered the American green building market. BREEAM is one of those programs. [...]

Why Achieving BREEAM Certification is a Worthy Goal

June 11th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Update June 18, 2018 The BREEAM standard for green building certification is still relatively new to America and naturally there have been a lot of questions about the program. We frequently hear a number of concerns: How solid is this new rating system? Why should my company risk using BREEAM? How does a [...]

The Sustainable Value of BREEAM

June 4th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated June 4, 2018 When BREEAM was first created in 1990 it was developed as a way to build sustainable new construction. It worked so well, all other green building rating systems were modeled on the original BREEAM system. Yet new construction is just a tiny percentage of the entire built environment, and [...]

The Science Behind BREEAM

May 13th, 2018|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles Updated May 13, 2018 Though BREEAM may be new to you, it has been around longer than any other green building standard in the world. BREEAM was developed in 1990 at BRE headquarters in England as a new way to measure the environmental impact of buildings. Today, most [...]

How BREEAM Helps to Reduce CO2 Emissions

June 8th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

Benchmark My Building Have a Coffee on Us By Barry Giles In recent days, big-name CEOs of large corporations have come out to support global efforts in reducing carbon – despite the lack of support from the U.S. Federal government. Many of them are already embracing the scientific [...]

Why the Research Behind BREEAM Works

March 15th, 2017|Categories: BREEAM USA Blog|

By Barry Giles BREEAM, the original green building rating system, was created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990. First established in 1921, BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science center carrying out its mission to improve the built environment. BRE leverages cutting-edge research to develop a range of services and standards used around the [...]

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