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BREEAM – a step towards environmentally friendlier buildings

Josephine J. Prior (Building Research Establishment)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 March 1991



Outlines the development of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), and discusses the operating process behind the first version BREEAM 1/90. Examines the objectives and criteria for BREEAM, highlighting its functions to provide recognition for buildings which are friendlier to the global environment than normal, so stimulating a market for them; to raise awareness of the dominant role which the use of energy in buildings plays in global warming; to provide a common set of targets and standards. Explores the environmental issues addressed in BREEAM, concentrating on global, neighbourhood and internal issues. Suggests future issues and comments on the assessment process.



Prior, J.J. (1991), "BREEAM – a step towards environmentally friendlier buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 237-242.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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