There are various ways of identifying a building as ‘sustainable’. The leading method is BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).

BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.

A Certificated BREEAM assessment is delivered by a licensed organisation, using assessors trained under a UKAS accredited competent person scheme, at various stages in a buildings life cycle. This provides clients, developers, designers and others with:

There are three levels of attainment:

Very Good



Outstanding is the pinnacle in the achievement of a sustainable project (see Dogs Trust Shrewsbury as an example)

See for more details.

Peter Napier and Co are familiar with the requirements of BREEAM and would be pleased to become involved in any new BREEAM compliant development.

Peter Napier and Co