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BREEAM for New Construction Is Coming to U.S.

The rating system, used abroad for decades, offers a flexible alternative to LEED that’s conducive to innovative approaches.

July 16, 2018

Project teams looking for tools to help them design high-performance buildings in the U.S. will soon have another option: the BREEAM New Construction standard. 

You may have heard of it. BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) has been used in countries around the world since 1990. The program has certified more than 560,000 buildings in 77 countries. In terms of volume, it’s the leading green certification program in the world.