BREEAM

(Building Research Establishment Assessment Method)

Is a building assessment using scientifically-based sustainability metrics and indices that covers a range of environmental categories. Its categories evaluate energy and water use, health and wellbeing, pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology, and management processes. Buildings are rated and certified on a scale of ‘Pass’, ‘Good’, ‘Very Good, ‘Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’.

The University of Reading requires new buildings to now achieve Very Good BREEAM certification.

Here is a list of previously assessed BREEAM certificates and the rating:

Health and Life Sciences Building – Very Good 2021

The Library – 2019 refurbished and assessed to BREEAM Very Good standard, but not formally certified

The Gateway Building, Thames Valley Science Park – Very Good 2018 

Berry Brook & Bourne at Greenlands -Very Good 2018

Bulmershe Athletics Pavilion – Very Good 2015

WhiteKnight Athletics Pavilion – Very Good 2015

Student Union Nursery – Pass 2010

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