Neville's Cross is Outstanding!
As part of the project for Neville's Cross we aim to achieve a score to give us BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Outstanding certification, which we have now achieved for the design stage.
What is BREEAM?
BREEAM is the worlds leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, buildings and infrastructure. Its aim is to recognise the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment. This is done through a third party assessment which is carried out by a qualified BREEAM assessor using standards developed by BRE. These standards incorporate things such as building performance/monitoring, social and economic sustainability and environmental factors. This means that's BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments which enhances the well-being for the people who live and work in them.
We have recently just closed out our design stage of the project and achieved an overall score of 88.71% which was done by hitting all the targeted credits we aimed for. To achieve Outstanding in this area the minimum score to be achieved is 85% which we comfortable hit.
The next stage is to now provide on going advice with regards to the preparation and recording of evidence for the post construction review. The post construction review (PCR) is undertaken upon practical completion of the development. The main purpose of the post construction review is to ensure that the ‘as built’ development meets the standards committed to during the design and procurement stage. Once all the information has been received/the agreed target has been achieved, the assessor will submit the PCR assessment report to the BRE for quality assurance and issue of the PCR (Final) certificate thus given the project at Neville's Cross an overall rating of BREEAM Outstanding.
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