BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

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The BRE methodology assesses the environmental impact of building products over their full lifecycle, taking into account their extraction, processing, use, maintenance and eventual disposal. The environmental ratings range from A+, the best environmental performance and least environmental impact, to E, the worst performance and highest impact.

An increasing number of specifiers are demanding flooring with high environmental ratings, as this equates to more credits in BRE’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), which provides environmental performance labels for buildings.

All new-build government buildings and schools must now carry BREEAM labels, which means specifiers are looking for flooring with high BRE ratings that will contribute to a building’s overall score.

The ratings give flooring contractors an excellent choice of product, especially in the schools market, where BREEAM labels are now compulsory for new buildings.

Having worked successfully with BRE Global, Gradus carpet ranges now carry environmental performance ratings for tile, impervious and broadloom for installation in education, healthcare, retail, office or multi-residential domestic buildings, such as care homes and university accommodation.

To find out how Gradus achieved environmental profile certification visit BRE