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BREEAM Assessments

BREEAM Assessments
May 24, 2018 Mike Watson

Overview

The BREEAM standard is used to rate buildings for energy efficiency, comfort and other environmental metrics. Buildings receive credits which are awarded by BREEAM assessors. Buildings with high BREEAM ratings have higher rental and sales values so it is in building developers’ best interests to maximize BREEAM ratings.

Qualifies BREEAM assessors require evidence (sometimes from specialist consultants such as Pager Power) so that they can demonstrate that the credits awarded are justified. There are two specific BREEAM topics that Pager Power can help with – these are Hea 01 Visual Comfort and ENE 01 Reduction of Energy Use and Carbon Emissions.

BREEAM Assessment

Figure 1: Commercial Buildings

BREEAM Hea 01 Visual Comfort

BREEAM credits are awarded for:

  • Glare Control (within the building)
  • Daylighting
  • View out
  • Internal and External lighting

Pager Power has custom software for modelling direct solar reflections as well as solar shadowing. It is therefore able to provide specialist reports for BREEAM assessors with complex requirements for obtaining BREEAM Hea 01 Visual Comfort credits.

BREEAM Ene 01 Reduction of Energy Use and Carbon Emissions

BREEAM credits are awarded for:

  • Energy Performance
  • Zero Regulated Carbon
  • Carbon Negative

Pager Power can assist in this area by providing Glint and Glare assessments for solar PV systems and also by calculating shadowing loss impacts on solar PV systems.

Pager Power glint and glare assessments are sometimes required to demonstrate that direct solar reflections will not adversely affect local residents, road users, rail and air operators.

Pager Power shadow loss assessments are sometimes required to calculate electricity generation losses due to the shadowing cause by tall buildings and structures.  

Summary

Buildings with high BREEAM ratings have higher rental and sales values so it is in building developers’ best interests to maximize BREEAM ratings. There are two specific BREEAM topics that Pager Power can help with – these are Hea 01 Visual Comfort and ENE 01 Reduction of Energy Use and Carbon Emissions.

Glint and glare assessments may demonstrate that direct solar reflections will not adversely affect local residents, road users, rail and air operators whilst shadow loss assessments determine electricity generation losses due to the shadowing cause by tall buildings and structures.

For further Information contact Pager Power on 01787 319001.
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