History

We constantly drive the built environment sustainable transformation, helping create high quality sustainable projects with responsibility to nature and people!

THIS IS OUR MOTIVATION AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!

Here is our story and I wish to share it with you!

We started in 2008 with an inspiration for a new approach in the sustainable built environment and almost immediately chose BREEAM as the Leading methodology. Since then any dream we had to develop and change the market doubled every year! In 2013 we were Awarded "BREEAM Country First Award - London" and that fact demanded even more!

BREEAM helped us transform not only the Buildings in Bulgaria but also the People! We have happy customers and tenants, designers, builders and professionals that experienced BREEAM and developed lasting transformation!

We are now the Leading BREEAM Assessor company in Bulgaria and the region with
more than 708 507 sq.m. of Certified BREEAM Buildings and ongoing new 29 ha in 33 registrations practically in Every type of Buildings!

We also introduce and develop assessments under BREEAM Communities at Masterplanning stage First in South Eastern Europe in Bulgaria!

Benefits

The tenant’s perspective:

Some of the most important benefits associated with achieving specific BREEAM standards are relatively intangible and difficult to quantify, such as those associated with improved acoustic performance or daylighting.

However, an increasing body of evidence points to the relationship between building design, occupant wellbeing and financial outcomes. The World Green Building Council report on ‘Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices’ cites factors such as indoor air quality, thermal comfort and lighting as having a significant financial implication for employers through their impact on staff productivity and absenteeism.

Improving indoor environmental quality and occupant health has been one of the main objectives of BREEAM for over 25 years.

An analysis of a sample of 554 projects registered under the BREEAM UK New Construction 2011 scheme, shows that 91%, 57% and 77% of those projects achieved credits for improving their internal and external lighting, the indoor air quality and the thermal comfort of their occupants respectively.

Meanwhile, the BSRIA report ‘The value of BREEAM’ places improved occupant satisfaction among the most significant social benefits of BREEAM.

Motivation

The tenant’s perspective:

The research paper on ‘Benchmarking energy use of building environmental assessment schemes’ analyses the characteristics of different certification schemes and shows that BREEAM takes into consideration operation and performance data; this is a characteristic that differentiates BREEAM from its competitors.

Moreover, BREEAM is the only one (amongst the five schemes considered) that addresses management with regards to functionality and controllability of building systems. 43% of the BSRIA Value of BREEAM survey respondents identified operational cost savings among the benefits of BREEAM. In particular, this report emphasises how BREEAM encourages the use of intelligent controls and smart metering, which can facilitate maintenance and performance and thus reduce associated costs.

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Our services

New Construction Technical Standards

assess the design, construction, intended use and future-proofing, including the local, natural or manmade environment surrounding the building.

Refurbishment and Fit-Out Technical Standard

enables real estate investors, developers and building owners to assess and mitigate sustainability-related impacts during the design and works of a refurbishment or fit out project.

In-Use International Technical Standard

International standard assists property investors, owners, managers and occupiers to drive sustainable improvements through operational efficiency.

Community

Integrating sustainable design into the masterplanning of new communities or regeneration projects

Accredited Professionals

has demonstrated specialist skills in sustainability and environmental design combined with a high level of competence in the BREEAM assessment process.

Assessors

A BREEAM Assessor understands the process and technical issues covered by the scheme for which they must be qualified and licensed.

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How BREEAM works

The BREEAM assessment process evaluates the procurement, design, construction and operation of a development against targets that are based on performance benchmarks.

Assessments are carried out by independent, licensed assessors, and developments rated and certified on a scale of Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.

BREEAM measures sustainable value in a series of categories, ranging from energy to ecology. Each of these categories addresses the most influential factors, including low impact design and carbon emissions reduction; design durability and resilience; adaption to climate change; and ecological value and biodiversity protection. Within every category, developments score points – called credits – for achieving targets, and their final total determines their rating.

Learn how you can bring sustainable value to your development by exploring the icons below. To find out in more detail how you can secure BREEAM certification.

The value of BREEAM

Risk mitigation
The developer’s perspective:
According to the Urban Land Institute, future-proofing assets, improving resilience and reducing risks is vital for the real estate industry.

The Innovate UK Technology Strategy Board has produced a report on ‘The business case for adapting buildings to climate change’ based on two expert panel meetings. The report recognised the ‘explicit attention to climate change adaptation’ introduced in the 2014 version of BREEAM New Construction, as well as the role of BREEAM in driving industry transformation by ‘bridging the gap between innovative and mainstream practice’.

Corporate image and compliance with CSR requirements

Developer, Owner, and Tenant:

The Innovate UK Technology Strategy Board report, suggests that BREEAM gives clients ‘a way to differentiate themselves in a competitive market with a highly visible, authoritative and internationally recognised quality mark’. More specifically, the survey conducted by BSRIA on the Value of BREEAM, suggests that, from a ‘social perspective’, industry recognition is the most significant benefit, followed by advantages in public relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In fact, approximately 40% of the developers surveyed considered CSR one of the main reasons to pursue a BREEAM certification.

Future development

All BREEAM schemes are updated on a regular basis in response to stakeholder feedback and changes in industry practice.

BREEAM certification will therefore continue to provide value in respect to the three pillars of sustainability; enabling improved environmental, economic and social outcomes for the built environment.

BREEAM worldwide

BREEAM is the world's leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of lifecycle stages such as New Construction, Refurbishment and In-Use.

Globally there are more than 560,800 BREEAM certified developments, and almost 2,262,700 buildings registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.

BREEAM inspires developers and creators to excel, innovate and make effective use of resources.

The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them.

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