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BREEAM Ecological Assessment

BREEAM, Ecological Assessment

What is a BREEAM ecological assessment?

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s leading sustainability assessment for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

BREEAM assessments require that an initial evaluation of the ecological value of your site is undertaken to establish the Ecological Baseline Condition before your development begins. This allows you to then ensure that suitable and appropriate ecological improvements (credits) can be integrated into the design of your development in accordance with the level of standard that you are aiming for.

When do I need to get in touch?

If a development project is aiming for, or working toward, achieving accreditation or a certain standard under BREEAM we can provide an ecological assessment to help reach your standard.

EcoNorth strongly recommends that you undertake your ecological survey and site evaluation at your earliest opportunity and definitely before you draw up your development proposals.

Once you contact us and we undertake a survey, your site can be evaluated and the presence of protected species identified, all of which allow us to fully assess a project under the scheme.

How can EcoNorth help me?

EcoNorth’s “Suitably Qualified Ecologists (SQE)” fulfil BREEAM eligibility requirements to undertake assessments and provide the Ecological Survey and reports required to establish the “Ecological Baseline Conditions” of your site.

Our hands-on experience and involvement in a number of schemes has allowed us to develop innovative ideas for ‘ecological enhancements’, a key part of the scheme, which we would love to share with you.