Hannan Associate’s Sustainability Team includes fully qualified BREEAM Assessors and Accredited Professionals. Our Assessors provide a full and comprehensive service from concept through to post construction and in use phases.
Our BREEAM Accredited Professionals provide the design team with guidance and support from the early stages of the design process through to construction to ensure that good environmental and sustainability practice is incorporated into a building in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Hannan Associates have a proven track record in undertaking BREEAM assessments for a diverse mix of building types. We are proficient in the techniques and processes required to design and achieve BREEAM certification to the highest standards. Our assessments to date encompass every major sector including industrial, healthcare and education and have been commissioned at the request of major contractors and developers.
Our BREEAM Assessors have years of experience in the field of sustainability and have devised a suite of bespoke documents tailored to streamline the assessment process and provide a highly efficient service. We provide a comprehensive BREEAM assessment service from cradle to grave.
Our contribution towards some of the most high profile buildings in the country including the headquarters of multi-national corporations has produced a unique set of skills that we utilise on every assessment.
Our sustainability team is fully qualified under the following schemes:
BREEAM 2014 / 2011/ 2008 / 2006
BREEAM Other Buildings (Bespoke)
BREEAM Data Centres
BREEAM Fire Stations
By engaging with our Sustainability Consultants during the concept and feasibility stages of a project, we can identify every aspect of the project that may be influenced by the BREEAM methodology. We will ensure that the most efficient, cost effective and sustainably conscious approach pervades the design and each discipline’s approach.
What is BREEAM?
The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is the leading and most widely used environmental assessment method for buildings. It is now recognised for setting the standard for best practice in sustainable design and has become the recognised method to measure and to describe a building’s environmental performance within the UK.
BREEAM is designed to recognise and reward performance above regulation which delivers sustainable benefits in environmental, comfort or health sectors. BREEAM awards ‘Credits’ under environmental groupings as follows:
Management policy, commissioning, site management and procurement
Operational energy and carbon dioxide (CO2)
Environmental impacts of materials such as embodied CO2 and responsible sourcing
Consumption and efficiency
Type of site and building footprint
Health and Wellbeing
Indoor and external issues (noise, light, air, quality etc)
Transport related CO2 and location related factors
Construction resource efficiency and operational waste management and minimisation
External air and water pollution
Ecological value, conservation and enhancement of the site
The overall score is determined by multiplying the number of credits per sector by an environmental weighting factor which takes into account the relative importance of each section.
Once the overall score for the building is known this is translated into a rating on a scale of:
Pass – Good – Very Good – Excellent – Outstanding
By engaging with our Sustainability Consultants during the concept and feasibility stages of a project, we can identify every aspect of a project that may be influenced by the BREEAM methodology. We can then ensure that the most efficient, cost effective and sustainably conscious approach pervades the design.
BREEAM UK Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out
The latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability rating schemes has been developed by BRE Global to assess and improve the sustainability of UK building refurbishment and fit-out projects.
The scheme’s flexibility derives from a new four part modular approach, giving a range of certification options. Part One deals with the building fabric and structure, Part Two is concerned with core services (e.g. centralised M&E plant), Part Three deals with local services and Part Four with interior design. Refurbishment and fit-out projects can be assessed against one or all of the four parts, or any combination, depending on which are relevant to a particular project.
BREEAM Accredited Professional
Hannan Associates have qualified and experienced BREEAM Accredited Professionals (BREEAM AP).
The BREEAM AP provides the design team with guidance and support from the early stages of the design process, through to construction, to ensure that good environmental and sustainability practice is incorporated into a building in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Often sustainability is not considered until the technical design and specification stage of a project, equivalent to RIBA Stage E; by this stage many opportunities for including sustainability measures may have been missed. The BREEAM AP must be appointed to the design team by RIBA Stage C at the latest, and as such, these opportunities can be highlighted and acted upon early, thus avoiding expensive last minute ‘bolt-on’ solutions that are sometimes needed to reach specified BREEAM targets.