BREEAM paper focuses on strategic approach to selection of construction products

On 11 January 2016, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) published a briefing paper entitled “Strategic approach to the selection and procurement of construction materials and products”. 

This briefing paper outlines the way in which BREEAM encourages a whole building consideration of materials “through the use of robust and science based approaches during the design and procurement of buildings, infrastructure and others aspects of the built environment”.  It also explains how BREEAM aims to promote the take-up and harmonisation of standards and methodologies. In this respect, the paper covers five points:

  • Responsible sourcing of construction materials
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Performance in use
  • Innovative materials
  • How BREEAM addresses the selection and procurement of construction materials across the life cycle stages of the built environment
As the Building Research Establishment (BRE) further develops BREEAM, it will do so along the lines set out in this document taking full account of specific needs and opportunities relating to project type and life-cycle stage.

More information: Briefing Paper

Tags: whole-life performance, BREEAM, buildings

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