BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment. BREEAM does this through third-party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE Global.
The role of Assessors is vital to the BREEAM certification process. Qualified and licensed BREEAM Assessors work with project teams to conduct the assessment of a building prior to checking by the certification body, BRE Global. This process puts Assessors at the forefront in driving industry change towards a more sustainable built environment.
To become a BREEAM In-Use assessor you need to complete the online learning, attend a two day course, pass the examination and take out a BREEAM In-Use licence. To become licensed, assessors are required to hold professional indemnity insurance.
BREEAM in-Use can be used to assess assets worldwide and has already been used in over 25 countries.
There are two possible entry routes for this course
Currently qualified BRE Global licensed assessor of one of the following schemes:
- All BREEAM schemes
- Code for Sustainable Homes
- Fire Risk Assessor
- Energy Assessor
Those with at least two years full time experience (within the last five years) in one or more of the following professions:
- Building surveying
- Building regulatory (control) services
- Facilities management
- Product or manufacturing auditing
- Certification experience
- Environmental/Energy background
This course is a combination of online learning and a two day classroom workshop
The estimated minimum study time needed is up to 25 hours. The content will include:
- The background to BREEAM and the context for BREEAM In-Use
- The assessment methodology
- The roles in BREEAM In Use
Two day classroom workshop:
- The certification process
- Evidence gathering
- Audit verification
- Scheme rules
- Quality assurance
- Candidates will apply and share their expertise in a series of individual and team exercises
- 1 x 60 minute BREEAM In-Use examination.
Please note that if you wish to become a licensed BREEAM In-Use assessor you will need to submit an application form for licence after you have successfully passed the examination.
On successful completion of the course and the examinations you will be issued with notification that verifies your BREEAM Assessor qualification. You will then be required to apply to BRE Global Ltd to become a Licenced BREEAM Assessor under the Scheme in order to practice. You must make this application within 12 months of completing the course.
To practice as a licenced BREEAM Assessor you will be required to pay an annual licence fee and hold adequate levels of professional insurance, particularly professional indemnity insurance. Further information on the route to becoming a licenced BREEAM Assessor can be found at www.breeam.com
This training course is specifically designed for built environment professionals that have a background either as an assessor in a BRE Global Scheme, or those with a background in the management and operation of the buildings.