Most new buildings promoted or supported by us or our sponsored bodies must meet our sustainable building standards. This includes projects procured directly and indirectly.
Residential ‘Extra Care’ schemes must meet the criteria for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) accreditation.
A BREEAM rating or an equivalent quality assured scheme may be required based on building floor area.
|Building floor area||Policy requirement|
|251 to 1,000m2||No BREEAM required
Part L+10%* required (10% improvement over the Target Emission Rate (TER) for current Part L of the Building Regulations)
|1001 to 2000m2||BREEAM ‘Very Good’ with
‘Excellent’ for Energy Credits (ENE01)