Environmental assessment methods allow clients and design teams to understand and benchmark the performance of their buildings. They are increasingly included as planning conditions and we can draw on our multi-disciplinary capability to advice on the process.
At Ingleton Wood, our assessors work closely with our other disciplines to ensure we provide the best advice and make your assessment as straight forward as possible.
The Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) has been used to assess the environmental performance of both new and existing buildings since its launch in 1990. It is regarded by the UK's construction and property sectors as the measure of best practice in environmental design and management.
Ingleton Wood have accredited assessors who can conduct assessments to suit your requirements. Where necessary we can provide BREEAM clauses for inclusion into the design team's specifications. We have developed bespoke action criteria forms that can greatly assist the Project Team in reaching compliance in the BREEAM methodology.
We have licenced and accredited assessors to cover the following BREEAM schemes
Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH)
The Code for Sustainable Homes is an environmental assessment method which rates homes from 1 star to 6 star for environmental performance. The CfSH is often required for HCA funding or through planning conditions but can be used voluntarily to improve the sustainability credentials of your project and increase the marketability of sale properties.
Ingleton Wood’s licenced and accredited assessors have experience in working on all sizes of schemes from single domestic properties to larger development of hundreds of units. We provide a professional assessment and advice service to help achieve your projects goals. We work with the design and client team to come up with solutions that meet the CfSH in the most cost effective and efficient way.
DREAM is an environmental assessment methodology for the use on Ministry of Defence buildings. It is similar to BREEAM but is designed specifically for MOD installations.
Ingleton Wood can provide DREAM assessments along with consultancy for new and refurbishment projects.
Daylighting for BREEAM/CfSH
BREEAM and the CfSH have credits available for the design of well daylit spaces.
Using bespoke daylighting tools and performing calculations in line with industry standards, we can perform daylighting calculations to access the credits under BREEAM and the CfSH.
Low & Zero Carbon (LZC) Reports
Low and Zero Carbon (LZC) reports are required under BREEAM in order to gain credits for the use of renewable technologies.
Our assessors can analyse your project and renewable technologies available to suggest the most economic and feasible LZC technologies for use on site. These early stage reports have the potential to inform the energy strategy for the development and help reduce the energy demand and use throughout the life of the scheme.
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