"BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990
Since the launch The BREEAM system has undergone many updates and rewrites, with the latest being introduced in April 2018, ensuring that the assessment schemes are kept up to date ahead of current best practice and building regulations to drive forward the target of creating a more sustainable built environment.
Thermal and Acoustic Solutions Ltd specialise in the delivery of BREEAM assessments for commercial and bespoke projects, both small and large, and can aid clients, contractors and design teams in the delivery of BREEAM targets as well as guidance on the delivery of credit compliance. We are also able to assist with production of reporting and evidence for several BREEAM credits including SBEM, energy assessments, project delivery plans, building users guides, materials compliance, specification compliance and ecology (where an ecologist is not required)
If you are considering BREEAM for your next project or if you have planning or contractual obligations to meet involving BREEAM, give us a call and we would be happy to discuss how we can help.”
A SAP Calculation is The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for energy ratings of dwellings. It is a Calculation of a buildings energy efficiency.
An SBEM or Simplified Building Energy Model, is a Government Defined process in accordance with Building Regulations Part L.
An Energy Performance Certificate shows the official energy rating of a property and its environmental impact on a scale from A to G.
An Air tightness test consists of a computerised fan being fitted to a main entrance or suitable doorway.
There are two types of sound test - airborne and impact. Airborne tests are carried out on walls and floors separating dwellings, impact tests are carried out on floors separating dwellings.
Fire and Rescue Authorities and other bodies ("enforcing authorities") now have a duty to enforce fire safety in non-domestic premises.
Under Approved Document E, all residential properties must provide a good level of acoustic insulation between dwellings.
BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings