Evolusion offer a complete range of BREEAM and LEED assessment services. We strive to obtain the highest rating possible for our clients by using industry best practices and through the use of tools such as Dynamic Simulation Modelling, Daylighting Analysis and Overheating Analysis during the assessment process. Declan Wallace, our CEO, achieved certification as a BREEAM Accredited Professional, and Ludwika Balinska is a fully qualified BREEAM UK New Construction assessor and BREEAM International New Construction assessor, and has attained the designation of LEED AP® Building Design + Construction.
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WHAT IS BREEAM?
BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use. Globally there are more than 561,500 BREEAM certified developments, and almost 2,264,100 buildings registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.
BREEAM inspires developers and creators to excel, innovate and make effective use of resources. The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them.
"Cost versus Value
BREEAM was created as a cost-effective means of bringing sustainable value to development. It helps investors, developers, design and construction teams and occupiers to use natural resources more efficiently. There may be a capital cost to building to the enhanced standards promoted by BREEAM, but this cost needs to be seen in the context of the overall value of sustainable development. Growing evidence is demonstrating that sustainable developments, like those delivered through BREEAM, offer value in many ways, including:
Reduced operational costs
Research carried out by construction consultants Sweett Group and BRE found that office developers typically invest up to 2% more when targeting higher BREEAM ratings, and recover that additional investment in two to five years through savings in their energy and water bills. The same research found that achieving lower BREEAM ratings can incur little or no additional cost. This research has been published in the report, Delivering sustainable buildings: Savings and payback."
WHAT IS LEED?
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a program run by the non-profit US Green Building Council and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
2.4 million+ square feet is LEED certified every day with more than 94,000 projects using LEED.
LEED buildings are more sustainable, saving energy, water, and resources, generating less waste and supporting human health.
LEED buildings provide value by attracting tenants, costing less to operate and boosting employee productivity and retention.
LEED is in over 165 countries and territories.
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