Launched in 1990, BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) was the world’s first methodology for comparing the environmental impacts of building and is still the most widely applied industry standard in the UK. Max Fordham has been providing BREEAM Licenced Assessor and Accredited Professional (AP) services to our clients for over 20 years. 

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We use BREEAM as a way of embedding real, workable sustainability aspirations in every stage of a project’s design and construction, leading to demonstrably positive sustainability outcomes. Thanks to our clear, simple, and timely BREEAM assessment coordination and practical guidance, many of our projects go on to achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding' or BREEAM 'Excellent' ratings.

Proactively engaging with clients and wider design teams early (ideally before RIBA Stage 2), we aim to simplify and add significant value to the process. We work closely with clients and architects to select the BREEAM credits that will not only satisfy Greater London Authority (GLA) or other Local Authority Planning requirements, but also most positively influence the whole building design, leading to the best sustainability outcomes. We help to secure credits through producing documentation from facilitated sessions, such as running workshops to start the conversation about circular economy principles, climate change adaption risk assessment, and whole life carbon modelling, as well as providing bespoke visual user guides as part of our Aftercare, Soft Landings, and Post Occupancy Evaluation services. 

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