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