BREEAM v7 Overview

The update for New Construction, Refurbishment and Fit-Out and BREEAM In-Use schemes as a result of the upcoming BREEAM v7 assessment methodology will focus on harmonising the approach to operational energy / carbon from a scientific point of view. Set for release in summer 2024, BREEAM v7 will:

• Align metrics across the BREEAM suite of standards to enable consistent carbon measurement and comparability throughout a buildings lifecycle.

• Add value by using metrics that align with other reporting frameworks.

• Track a building on its pathway to net-zero carbon, and include requirements for benchmarking of upfront embodied carbon.

• Place emphasis on the performance of the building rather than the specific processes and metrics used to create it.

This will allow users to:

• Identify performance gaps between design intent and operational performance to support continuous improvement in real estate performance. • Demonstrate asset improvement journey and value of actions taken.

• Access more data and insight due to improved data flow across schemes.

• Benefit from easier connectivity with third party systems.

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