BREEAM Ecology Surveys

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation, and is a comprehensive measure of a building’s environmental performance. A number of government departments and public bodies either encourage or require the use of BREEAM as a part of the development process.

When a BREEAM assessor assigns a certified rating to a project, one of the areas which will be evaluated is Land Use and Ecology. The rating given in this section will be affected by factors such as:

  • The ecological value of the site
  • Any ecological enhancement made to the site
  • The protection of ecological features already present on the site
  • Any changes made to the ecological value of the site

We can provide a BREEAM recognised assessment which includes where appropriate: an evaluation of the current site, recommendations for protection of existing features, recommendations for ecological enhancement of the site. We have ecologists who are full members of the IEEM, which is a requirement for the assessment to be accepted by the BRE.

I am a totally Independent Ecologist and Protected Species Consultant, for impartial advice on all aspects of ecology and for further details please email andrew@forktail.co.uk  or call my mobile 07880700313.