Delivering Sustainable Buildings: Savings and Payback

Tags: BREEAM | sustainable building

Using a speculative office building project, this report explores the cost implications and payback of achieving certified BREEAM Very Good and Excellent assessment ratings. The research behind this report builds on a similar study undertaken three years ago. The new work takes account of several factors including the increased energy performance demands of Building Regulations and the updated assessment criteria of BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 scheme. It also examines the difference between BREEAM uplift costs for a building meeting London Plan energy requirements, and the same building not so constrained. The report is published by researchers at BREEAM and Currie & Brown, the leading international asset management and cost consultancy.

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