Statutory requirements – Conflicting with BREEAM criteria

Where it can be demonstrated that particular aspects of the design, such as materials or external lighting, have been determined and imposed by a statutory body, such requirements can be deemed to over-ride the BREEAM criteria and compliance can be considered as met for those elements. All other relevant criteria for the Issue or credit must be met.

BREEAM does not seek to impose requirements on the project which cannot be met due to statutory requirements. It should, however, be demonstrated that the development meets the criteria as far as practically possible.