BRE and the International WELL Building Institute recently published a briefing paper that outlines how Certified BREEAM credits may be used to demonstrate compliance with the WELL Building Standard post-occupation.
The document provides guidance on how pursuing dual certification may be streamlined, and offers information for architects and designers to better understand the requirements and how the two standards relate. It also sets out areas where WELL requirements are addressed by UK and/or EU regulations, and where these can be omitted from an assessment for buildings undergoing a WELL assessment in Europe.
“When you need or want both certification schemes, this document will guide project teams on the most efficient way of going through the process,” says Alan Yates, BREEAM Technical Director. “You won’t need to duplicate evidence or calculate things in different ways, as approximately 35% of credits are equivalent or aligned in some way.”
To obtain a copy of the briefing paper, visit the BREEAM website: www.breeam.com/resources.