BRE has announced the publication of the BREEAM Version 7 consultation report following the open consultation that took place earlier this year.
The consultation gathered views from across the built environment industry. The purpose of this process was to enable BRE to ensure the BREEAM suite of products accurately reflects market needs and requirements in relation to net zero carbon and climate change commitments.
The new version of BREEAM – Version 7 (V7) – will see the first modular update across multiple BREEAM schemes, introducing an evidence and performance-based approach to assessing energy and carbon across New Construction, In-Use, and Refurbishment and Fit Out.
The new version also incorporates new metrics and benchmarks that align with industry standards, ensuring transparency, maximising efficiency and enabling comparison across lifecycle stages.
BREEAM V7 will introduce benchmarks for embodied carbon for the first time and strengthen LCA requirements helping building owners and developers to make more informed decisions about the materials and products they use. This is an important step to reducing these hidden emissions as well as measuring performance against Net Zero Carbon requirements.
BRE is inviting interested parties to download the report to explore the key insights and outcomes of the consultation, as well as the benefits of BREEAM V7 for different actors within the built environment.
You can download the report from BRE’s website.
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