BREEAM UK New Construction Version 6.1 Update

Following the updated Building regulation changes for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the BRE have released an updated BREEAM manual and have opened the new issue for registrations.

Changes in this issue are mainly related to Energy and Health and Wellbeing categories. Projects assessed against this new version will reflect the updated building regulations through:

  • Updated energy performance scales (translator curves) for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales (Ene 01)
  • Updated reference to the latest design acoustic performance guidance for law court buildings (Hea 05)

The new issue should be used for all assessments registered under V6 from mid-June 2023. 

As not all projects in the UK will be following the updated Building Regulations, both BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 and BREEAM UK New Construction Version 6 will be available for new registrations. Projects in England registering against Version 6 will have the option to select issue 6.0 or 6.1.

If you have any queries as to how these changes may impact your assessment, please contact a member of our experienced BREEAM team, who will be happy to discuss.

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