BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) are industry quality standards that are used to assess the environmental performance of new and existing buildings.
BREEAM assessment methods cover a range of building types including offices, industrial buildings, schools and multi-residential developments. For new housing, the assessment process is known as the Code for Sustainable Homes. It is now mandatory for all new homes to be assessed using the Code.
Credit points are available in both the BREEAM and CSH assessments under different disciplines, including ecology. In both BREEAM and CSH assessments, credit points are awarded within an Ecology category.
SES has vast experience working within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver the maximum ecology credits achievable for each project. This is achieved through pragmatic, cost effective advice reported within the relevant template following a site visit by a suitable qualified ecologist.