BREEAM is the most widely used environment certification scheme in the UK and is also widely used around the world. It can have a strong influence on approaches and technical requirements applied to construction projects, and on skills and expertise required from CIBSE members and other built environment professionals.
Objectives of the consultation
The current BREEAM New Construction was launched in 2014. The BREEAM 2018 update aimed to:
- Reflect changes in policy, regulations, standards and best practice
- Address feedback from assessors, clients and other stakeholders to ensure BREEAM can help deliver better buildings and better value.
The BRE identified the following key areas as a focus for this update:
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Most of these areas were of relevance to CIBSE members. Of particular note was a proposed update to credit Ene 1 and associated energy modelling requirements.
In addition, the whole BREEAM New Construction scheme was reviewed as part of the update, and other areas were therefore also subject to more minor changes.
The BRE published a draft BREEAM New Construction 2018 and invited responses on the overall approach, clarity of the manual, as well as the technical requirements themselves. The consultation closed on 3 November 2017.
To download documents which supported this consultation, please follow the links below:
- Consultation page
- Draft BREEAM 2018 for consultation
- Draft Guidance Note (GN32) on the proposed approach for the detailed Ene 01 energy modelling criteria and verification stage
- Consultation survey
CIBSE welcomed the opportunity to comment on the draft BREEAM technical manual. To read the response please follow the link below.
Results of the consultation and next steps
The BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme went live for registrations on 7 March 2018.
The following documents are available via the BREEAM website: