BREEAM International schemes are unique because of their flexibility.
The Approved Standards and Weightings List is a record of all local codes and standards that BRE Global has approved to date. The list is periodically updated to reflect recent approvals or withdrawals.
If stated in the manual, local best practice codes and standards can be submitted to BRE Global to substitute the standards described in the criteria in the scheme Technical Manuals.
Provided that such standards are equivalent to the BREEAM specified standards, BRE Global will approve them for use in a particular country or region.
Where no appropriate local standard exists, international, European or UK standards can be used.
For a video introduction to the ASWL and the process of submitting approved standards, see link below:
05/07/17 - Link to video guidance added