BREEAM & LEED: Working Towards Green Building Certifications During Your Digital Transformation
Working Towards BREEAM & LEED Certifications During Your Digital Transformation
What is BREEAM?
BREEAM is the global leader in sustainability assessment for buildings, infrastructure, and large-scale development projects.
What is the Purpose of BREEAM?
The objective of BREEAM is to encourage, assess, and ensure that construction projects mitigate the contribution to, and prepare for the effects of climate change. More specifically, BREEAM works to:
- Encourage continuous improvement and innovation by evaluating projects against a set of rigorous requirements beyond current regulations.
- Empower building, infrastructure, and community stakeholders to achieve their sustainability aspirations.
- Build confidence and value by providing independent certification, demonstrating the BREEAM benefits to individuals, businesses, society, and the environment.
BREEAM provides digital platforms and online tools to manage data, submit reports for certification, interact with forums and other information-sharing platforms, and share knowledge.
How Does BREEAM Certification Work?
BREEAM provides independent third-party assessment and certification of the sustainability performance of individual buildings, communities, and infrastructure projects. BREEAM assessment and certification can take place during several stages of a project, including design, construction, operation, and refurbishment. Third-party certification involves the assessment of a project by a qualified and licensed BREEAM Assessor to ensure adherence to clearly stated quality and performance standards.
What is LEED?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an environmentally friendly building certification program used worldwide developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED provides rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of environmentally friendly buildings, homes, and neighborhoods.
What is the Purpose of LEED?
The objective of LEED is to help building owners and operators improve resource efficiency, reduce negative environmental impacts of development, and improve environmental sustainability. LEED believes in fostering safe, healthy, and sustainable communities for individuals to thrive. LEED believes that “every single human being on the planet should have safe and healthy places to live, work, learn and play. Leading long and healthy lives is not a privilege—it’s a right for everyone.”
How Does LEED Work?
The LEED rating system and framework can be applied to several types of construction projects, including interior and exterior building construction, building operations and maintenance, neighborhood development, homes, and communities.
Projects looking for LEED certification earn points for sustainable building strategies within several categories. Based on the number of points achieved, a project will earn one of the following ratings:
- Certified (40-49 points)
- Silver (50-59 points)
- Gold (60-79 points)
- Platinum (80+ points)
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