SRE, an experienced licensed BREEAM and CSH Assessor Organisation with an in-house team including BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP) capability, undertakes a range of different BREEAM methodologies and CSH standards. SRE advises on the most cost-effective and practical solutions, thereby ensuring the highest rating can be achieved for the lowest capital costs. SRE prides itself on providing an efficient and professional service with technical advice and support, often to tight deadlines.
BREEAM is an internationally recognised methodology for benchmarking the environmental performance of residential and commercial buildings. A BREEAM Assessment measures nine categories including: energy, transport, pollution, materials, water, ecology and management, with mandatory standards within key areas. The building is then awarded one of five ratings.
BREEAM aims to balance the environmental performance of a building with the need for a safe and healthy internal environment. SRE is licensed to undertake: BREEAM 2007 & 2008, BREEAM New Construction, BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment, BREEAM Bespoke and BREEAM Fit Out.
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is a nationally recognised standard used to assess the environmental performance of new build residential units and adopts a similar approach to BREEAM. Individual units are awarded one of six code levels at both detailed design stage and practical completion.
Although HCA funding from March 2015 will not require CSH standards, the future of Code for Sustainable Homes is still to be confirmed by DCLG. However, all registered schemes and those conditioned by planning will continue to be assessed using the CSH methodology.