Please be aware that the last date to register any projects under BREEAM Refurbishment 2008 or 2014 will be 16th February 2015. Thereafter all refurbishment projects will have to be registered under BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out 2014.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Vicki Wilson should you require any help or advice with BREEAM registration and what it means for your project.
Information on the Refurbishment and Fit-Out Technical Standard, taken from the BREEAM website…
The BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out (RFO) standard enables real estate investors, developers and building owners to assess and mitigate sustainability-related impacts during the design and works of a refurbishment or fit out project. Through the assessment and certification process, the standard recognises and reflects the performance of the building once improvements have been made to the external envelope, structure, core services, local services or interior design of a building.
The standard can be used to assess the refurbishment and fit-out of most types and uses of existing buildings, including homes (note: in the UK there are separate standalone technical standards for non-domestic and domestic projects). The standard includes specific assessment criteria for heritage buildings that take into account the constraints on these types of projects.
Published 21 January 2015