BREEAM assessments

The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a best practice standard for sustainable building design, construction and operation. Ecology is a key measure of sustainability in the BREEAM assessment process.

When undertaking BREEAM assessments, we work closely with our clients to maximise the number of credit points available.

The first stage in undertaking a BREEAM assessment is a site visit to map the habitats and record the plant species present. Data gathered during the site visit is then assessed against the BREEAM criteria. This includes assessing the current ecological value of the site and making recommendations to protect features of ecological importance, minimise reductions to the ecological value of the site, and enhance the ecological value of the site post-development. This can include the production of a management plan to ensure the recommended measures can establish and be sustained after project completion.

BREEAM assessments

Timing considerations: Site visits to inform BREEAM assessments are best undertaken between April and September, but can be conducted year-round.

About us
Babec Ecological Consultants are based in Sussex and Hertfordshire, and provide BREEAM assessments across West Sussex, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, London and throughout England and Wales. We are happy to give free initial advice and provide an excellent service at competitive rates. Click here to get in touch.