The UK Building Research Establishment (BRE) is offering a new assessment scheme for measuring the environmental credentials of refurbishment and fit-out projects worldwide.
The scope of services offered under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) international scheme has been extended with the launch of BREEAM International Refurbishment & Fit-Out (RFO)
The development of BREEAM RFO follows on from an equivalent scheme in the UK.
The scheme has four modules;
Part One - Fabric & Structure
Part Two - Core Services (e.g. centralised M&E plant)
Part Three - Local Services
Part Four - Interior Design
Refurbishment and fit-out projects can be assessed against one or all of the four parts, or any combination, depending on which are relevant to a particular project. This gives the option for just part of a building to be assessed (e.g. a shop fit-out) or the entire building.
“BREEAM International RFO provides a tailored version of the scheme that can assess refurbishment and fit-out projects all over the world, by taking account of the range of local and regional standards, conditions and climates,” said scheme manager Sarah Summerson.
Learn more about the BREEAM International RFO