Untreated buildings/structures – Applicability of BREEAM

BREEAM has been developed to assess the environmental performance of buildings that are designed, in whole or in part, for human occupation. As such, buildings which do not incorporate environmental systems to treat spaces for human occupation are generally unsuitable for assessment against BREEAM New Construction and Refurbishment and Fit-Out standards. This particularly applies to heating and cooling systems, therefore if Approved Document Part L is not applicable to the building, it is likely that BREEAM will be unsuitable.

Where appropriate, in such cases, we would encourage the consideration of alternative environmental standards, such as CEEQUAL.